Craft Brewery Becomes First in Northern California to Capture and Reuse CO2

Good News Notes: “Devil’s Canyon Brewing Company has become the first craft brewery in Northern California to implement carbon capture technology and reduce their CO2 emissions. Large craft breweries like Sierra Nevada have recovered CO2, a natural waste product of beer fermentation, but this technology was previously too costly for the average craft brewer. Devil’s Canyon…

Pregnant woman escapes Orange County house fire through window

Good News Notes: “A pregnant woman escaped through a window when a home she was in caught on fire Monday morning, according to Orange County Fire Rescue. The fire happened at about 8:40 a.m. on Valley Drive. The pregnant woman was taken to an area hospital to be checked out after she escaped. Two men…

Meet the Israeli innovation that can put an end to plastic packaging

Good News Notes: “Plastics are everywhere. Often described as the material of the 21st century, plastics are found in our polyester clothes, our outdoor furniture and our supermarket food containers. An estimated 360 million tons of plastic were produced globally in 2018, and worldwide consumption continues to grow rapidly. The vast majority of it, more than…

Young hero talks about Flint River rescue

 Good News Notes: “A young man is being hailed as a hero after he jumped into the Flint River to save a stranger drifting by. The incident happened on Saturday in Albany. Jay Juarez said he’s not a hero, but simply someone who wanted to help.” View the whole story here: https://www.walb.com/2020/02/18/young-hero-talks-about-flint-river-rescue/

McDonald’s and Starbucks are developing ‘smart’ reusable to-go cups

Good News Notes: “In the future, when you order a coffee at McDonald’s or Starbucks, it could be served in the same cup you used a few months earlier. That’s the vision behind pilot programs launching this week that will introduce two types of “smart” reusable cups in independent coffee shops in San Francisco and…

Nonprofit group creates program to help asylum-seekers start new

 Good News Notes: “Some of Hudson County’s most vulnerable immigrants will soon have a safe place to sleep thanks to a new program that helps asylum-seekers settle into their new lives in New Jersey. ‘All the people we are encountering are trying to go through a legal process – trying to do this the right…

Will electric planes take flight and help cool a warming planet?

Good News Notes: “Jeff Bezos, the Amazon founder and Washington Post owner, announced on Monday that he was donating $10 billion to save the Earth’s environment – barely a month after it was revealed Amazon threatened to fire employees who spoke out about the company’s role in the climate crisis. The new Bezos Earth Fund…