How U.S. Cities Can Learn From Amsterdam in Becoming More Sustainable

Good News Notes: “As the climate crisis comes into sharper focus with ever new urgency, architects have been redefining just what ‘sustainable architecture’ can mean, treating the question as a design challenge itself. For a long while, the building industry got a pass for defining sustainability as a less wasteful alternative than conventional approaches. Now,…

River Clean Up still set to collect debris, beautify environment

Good News Notes: “Hundreds of volunteers are expected to fan out by land and by sea to collect litter from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 9, when the annual Mississippi River Clean Up La Crosse strives to beat a longstanding record in collecting debris. The 27th annual event will operate with safety guidelines,…

Driver rescued from partially submerged vehicle

Good News Notes: “A driver was rescued from his vehicle which was submerged in three feet of water in a private pond in the 3800 block of E. Wooster Road Wednesday morning, according to the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office. The driver called 9-1-1 at 11:17 a.m. to report his truck had gone into the water…

Solar energy expected to quickly add to Texas power grid

Good News Notes: “Solar energy is one of the smallest contributors to the power grid in Texas, providing just 2.2 percent of generation capacity this year. But it’s also projected to be the fastest-growing over the next three years. Solar developers in Texas are expected to add 3.5 gigawatts of capacity from new utility-scale solar…

Renewable Energy Could Power the World by 2050

Good News Notes: “Virtually all the world’s demand for electricity to run transport and to heat and cool homes and offices, as well as to provide the power demanded by industry, could be met by renewable energy by mid-century. This is the consensus of 47 peer-reviewed research papers from 13 independent groups with a total…

Eigg, how the small Scottish island achieved renewable energy self-sufficiency

Good News Notes: The island of Eigg, located 20 kilometres from Scottish mainland, has achieved a milestone in sustainable development: complete self-sufficiency based on renewable energy. It used to rely on diesel generators for a few hours of electricity a day but in 2008 it became the first community in the world to launch an off-grid system based on…

First responders rescue people trapped in home by flood waters

Good News Notes: “Floodwaters trapped people inside their Rutherford County home during severe weather Wednesday night. Rutherford County emergency officials say three people were trapped in the home on S Windrow Road. The first floor of the home was reportedly underwater, leaving the residents trapped on the second floor.” View the whole story here: https://www.newschannel5.com/news/first-responders-rescue-people-trapped-in-home-by-flood-waters

Drone on the range: Farmers take to the skies to save water and money

 Good News Notes: “Farmers for decades have used huge machines to plant, grow and harvest their crops, but more and more Arizona farmers today are using tiny, remote-controlled aircraft to boost yields and save water and money. Kelly Thorp, an agricultural engineer for the Department of Agriculture’s U.S. Arid Land Agricultural Research Center in Maricopa,…

Witness to crash jumps into water, rescues woman from sinking car

Good News Notes: “A Grafton man is being hailed as a hero after police said he helped a woman escape a vehicle that was sinking into a river Friday night.” “Grafton police said they, along with Grafton firefighters and emergency medical services personnel, responded to the intersection of Worcester Street and Wheeler Road for a…