Millennials, Gen-Z won’t date someone who doesn’t recycle

Good News Notes: “The only things they don’t want recycled are pickup lines. When it comes to dating 20-somethings, there are few bigger turnoffs than putting refuse in the wrong receptacle, according to a new survey by Cluttr, which found that millennials and Gen-Zers prefer dating someone who regularly recycles. The unwanted-item bazaar set out to…

How cities are using nature to keep heatwaves at bay

Good News Notes: “The more the planet warms, the more cities are finding they need new ways to keep urban temperatures down and protect their residents. Heatwaves are already by far the deadliest weather-related disasters in Europe; 140,000 deaths associated with 83 heatwaves have been recorded since the beginning of this century. Today, only 8…

Meet the Nuns Who Created Their Own Climate Solutions Fund

Good News Notes: “It’s been five years since  Pope Francis’ ‘Laudato Si,’ the celebrated 225-page encyclical  in which the pope called for environmental justice and fundamental social change in the face of global warming. To mark the occasion earlier this month, the Vatican urged Catholics around the world to take practical steps to fulfill this…

For injured turtles, a return to the sea

Good News Notes: “Seven months after washing up on the shores of Cape Cod, Mass., No. 300 stoically scanned the powdery beach while being held aloft by Maryland’s second-highest elected official. It was hardly the strangest thing to befall the young Kemp’s ridley sea turtle, a Gulf of Mexico native, since the animal found itself…

Buildings going ‘green’ to mitigate global warming

Good News Notes: “WHILE the world today is battling environmental issues such as global warming and climate change, some are thinking about playing a role to mitigate the greenhouse effect that is heating up the planet.” “Some studies show climate change is precipitated by the energy-choices people make, resulting in the depletion of the ozone,…

Landfill Mining and Its Tremendous Potential

Good News Notes: “An average American dumps 4.4 pounds of waste a day, and it is estimated that the U.S. produces 7.6 billion tons of industrial waste every year. Additionally, for more than 100 years, the entire world’s unwanted waste has been discarded in the land. As the trash inside landfills decomposes, it releases methane…

Report: Whales Are “Nature’s Solution to Climate Change”

Good News Notes: “If we want to halt or even reverse global warming, we need to find a way to get carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere — and increasing the number of whales on Earth might be our best option.” “A single whale absorbs an average of 33 tons of carbon dioxide over the course…

Coldplay to pause touring, citing environmental impact of concerts

Good News Notes: “Coldplay wants to press pause on our planet’s warming.” “The British band announced that it won’t tour until it can find a way to make its concerts more environmentally friendly.” “The band’s frontman Chris Martin made the announcement to the BBC on Thursday ahead of the Friday release of its new album,…