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On October 15, General Electric closed the last coal plant in Oregon in favor of investments in renewable sources.
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The Optimist Daily 7h
To help make it easier for people to successfully send letters to inmates, British-American entrepreneur Josh Browder has designed a “robot lawyer” that automates much of the letter-sending process.
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The Optimist Daily 9h
Safa and Marwa Bibi were born joined at the head. After more than 50 hours of surgery, they were successfully separated and now the girls have returned home to Pakistan to their delight of their mother.
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The Optimist Daily Oct 24
A team of researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory created an algorithm that can automatically decipher ancient languages, without requiring advanced knowledge of how it relates to other languages.
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The Optimist Daily Oct 24
GHGSat released its methane map on Wednesday, which uses data from their two satellites to show the public where the world’s most concentrated methane emissions come from.
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The Optimist Daily Oct 24
According to a study from the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the percentage of heavy sugar-sweetened beverage consumers in the US decreased from 13% to 9% from 2003 to 2016.
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The Optimist Daily Oct 23
The new Hummer model still has four-wheel-drive and is powered by three electric motors for a total of 1,000 horsepower.
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The Optimist Daily Oct 23
To persuade drivers in London, has pledged to invest more than £5 million ($6.5 million) in public electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
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The Optimist Daily Oct 23
A team of researchers from Purdue University is hoping to cool down cities with a new “super-white” paint that reflects 95.5% of sunlight.
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The Optimist Daily Oct 23
Australia is preparing to become home to the world’s largest solar farm, with the project expected to generate enough energy to power places as far away as Singapore and be seen from space.
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Encore Renewable Oct 22
Solar pv and wind energy is expected to rise to 30% of the world's electricity generation in 2030 according to the IEA. Renewables were also the only major energy source to grow this year. Read more good news about renewables at
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The Optimist Daily Oct 23
launched its sustainable shoes made from ethical wool farmed in New Zealand back in 2016. Now, the company is launching a new sustainable clothing line made from the discarded shells of marine life.
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The Optimist Daily Oct 22
Last week, the New York Power Authority announced an agreement to work with environmental justice groups on a plan to transition six natural gas-fired power plants in New York City to cleaner technologies.
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The Optimist Daily Oct 22
The city of Compton, California, has launched its own basic income program called the Compton Pledge which will aim to assist 800 people through no-strings-attached direct cash payments over two years.
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The Optimist Daily Oct 22
Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory have developed windows that can change color in response to different degrees of temperature to keep buildings cool.
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The Optimist Daily Oct 22
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has spent nearly two years in space circling Bennu, a near-Earth asteroid, and now has successfully helped NASA gather samples from an asteroid in space for the very first time.
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The Optimist Daily Oct 22
Major UK retailers have announced that their store brand holiday products will be glitter-free this year as part of a wider push by similar companies to reduce plastic pollution associated with the festive season.
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The Optimist Daily Oct 22
Replying to @graphiceye
Yes!! 🐝
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The Optimist Daily Oct 21
MeliBio uses synthetic biology to reproduce the compounds found in honey, including variations based on the flowers that bees normally visit, which help the final product taste like traditional honey.
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The Optimist Daily Oct 21
The Danish-made Newton-Rider helmet aims to solve all issues with standard bicycle helmets, with it’s sleek, thin design and composition of semi-soft materials.
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