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…

kenya installs first solar water farm turning ocean water into drinking water

Good News Notes: “Non-governmental organization ‘givepower’ has built its first solar water farm in kenya, turning the region’s saltwater into clean and sustainable drinking water. the farm uses a filtrating system that desalinates the brackish liquid to produce enough water for 35,000 people every day.” “The farm is located in Kiunga, Kenya, a small fishing…

17-Year Old Genius Gets Google Prize For Renewable Energy Breakthrough

 Good News Notes: “Each year Google hold an international science fair for innovative teens to solve a problem they care about with science.” “According to facts and figures from non-profit organization The Water Project, there are 783 million people worldwide–that’s about one in nine individuals globally–that do not have access to clean drinking water, and one…