S. Koreans Turn to Urban Farming to Overcome ‘Corona Blues’

Good News Notes: “The number of South Koreans who seek consolation by cultivating small vegetable gardens or growing companion plants on rooftops or balconies is on the rise. In a nutshell, they are ‘farming’ using small outdoor spaces like balconies inside apartments. In the midst of an increase in the amount of time spent at…

Government to Invest in Bioplastic Technology R&D

Good News Notes: “The South Korean government is planning to invest three billion won for three years to come in order to help small and venture firms develop and commercialize technology related to bioplastics. These days, white biotechnology is emerging as a solution to plastic wastes and carbon emissions. The technology is to replace existing…

Hyundai just released a sustainable fashion collection

Good News Notes:  “Hyundai wants to dress you in scraps of automotive waste. At first blush, that might not sound particularly appealing, but wait until you see the gorgeous corset Richard Quinn created from the fabric of a discarded airbag, or the pearl choker Alighieri created from a discarded seat belt. The South Korean car…

Paleontologist Trackers Discover Giant Crocodile That Walked on Two Legs

 Good News Notes: “A new study released on June 11 in Scientific Reports announced the surprising discovery of abundant, well-preserved 110-120-million-year-old footprints, belonging to a large bipedal ancestor of modern-day crocodiles from the Lower Cretaceous Jinju Formation of South Korea. The team of paleontologist trackers that made the discovery includes researchers from Korea, Australia, and University of Colorado…

South Korea Embarks On An Ambitious Renewable Energy Plan

 Good News Notes: “South Korea has made public a long-term energy plan that stipulates a shift to more renewable energy at the expense of fossil fuels and nuclear power. The Korea Herald reports the plan envisages renewable power to rise to 40 percent of the country’s energy mix in 2034, up from 15.1 percent currently. In the…

Justin Timberlake, Vanessa Hudgens and other celebs giving back during coronavirus pandemic

Good News Notes: “Several stars are stepping up to lend a helping hand in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to offering words of advice and support,  some celebrities are opening their wallets to help those struggling with the effects of the outbreak.” View the whole story here: https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/16/entertainment/celeb-donations-coronavirus/index.html