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The Governments of 3.3 billion people – Gas Cars to go Away

Positive Future #281 (Feature photo – Diesel Pick-up Truck – CCA SA 3.0 Unported) Following is a list of nations which have made public their goal to phase out internal combustion engine cars: Austria Britain China Costa Rica Denmark France Germany India Ireland Israel Japan Netherlands Norway Portugal Scotland South Korea Spain Taiwan   According to a report from the Center for Climate Protection, these countries represent 3.3 billion people or 43 percent of the world’s population. It is not just nations that are setting targets to ban internal combustion engine cars, but many major cities as well. You can download the report: A Survey on Global Activity to Phase…

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Is Lab-Grown Meat actually Meat?

Positive Future #280 (Feature photo – First cell-cultured meat in 2013 – CCA 3.0 Unported) The nation’s ranchers have been arguing that you cannot call lab-grown meat as meat. But what do you call it. Lab scientists and ranchers were headed for an all-out legal battle over what can be called meat. In a letter of conciliation, the proponents of lab meat and the ranchers sent a letter to the White house saying that the USDA and FDA should regulate on what they agreed should be called cell-bases meat and poultry. Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!

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Denmark to Ban New Petrol and Diesel Car Sales in 12 years

Positive Future #279 (Feature photo – Lars Lokke Rasmussen, Prime Minister of Denmark – CCA 4.0 International) Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen of Denmark, a modest European nation of 5.8 million people, announced that all sales of new fossil-fuel-powered cars will cease in 2030. The nation plans to have 1 million electric and hybrid cars on the road by then. Electric Vehicles Research reports on the announcement and further adds that hybrids will be phased out by 2035. You can read the full story here. https://www.electricvehiclesresearch.com/articles/15558/denmark-to-ban-petrol-and-diesel-car-sales-by-2030 Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!

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Spirituality and Farming = Better Outcome

Positive Future #278 (Feature photo – The Statue of Shiva – CCA SA 2.0 Generic) Do we share a “sixth sense” with plants? Agritecture recently featured an article on how spirituality can improve your farming. Written by Meera Watts (a yoga teacher) being in tune with yourself and your plants can reap benefits for both (https://www.linkedin.com/in/meerawatts/) According to Meera, growth patterns have been shown to be affected amongst chaos or a harsh environment. When plants are neglected, they have less of a will to grow. Some might even say they exhibit a similar will to us when it comes to growing in a hostile environment. You can read the full…

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Hemp in Space

Positive Future #277 (Feature photo – International Space Station – courtesy of NASA) Space Tango – a company that leads commercial research aboard the International Space Station – has just formed a subsidiary to experiment in space with hemp’s medicinal properties. Space Tango wants to use the benefits of a low gravity environment to study the plant biology and properties of hemp. The hope is to discover new biomedical applications for hemp on Earth. You can read the full report here: https://spacetango.com/space-tango-launches-microgravity-hemp-enterprise/ Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!

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Transportation Change – Coming Faster

Positive Future #276 (Feature photo – Modern Highway – CCA SA 3.0 Unported) InsideEVs just came out with its September 2018 report on sales of new cars able to run partially or totally on battery-electric power in the U.S It is hard to believe that automakers in the U.S. now have 42 different models of cars available to the public that run partially or totally on battery electric power. For September 2108, car sales in this category reached a stunning 44,589. For September 2017, car sales in this category were only 21,242. Why would car sales in this category be up over 100 percent from a year ago? No other…

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How Much Does Soy = Deforestation?

Positive Future #274 (Feature photo – Trucks Transporting Soybeans in Brazil – CCA 3.0 Brazil) One of the most important crops in the world is soybeans. The world farms over 300 million acres of soybeans each year. Much of the growth in soybean acreage is tied directly to global deforestation. One of the most important uses of soybeans is to feed meat animals. Recently, the growth of soybeans in Brazil has led to a destabilization of water systems. Soy acreage in the ecological sensitive region called the Cerrado has grown by almost 24 million acres over the past 7 years. That is equal to a farm that is 10 miles…

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World’s 3 Largest Automakers – Almost 100 Electrified Cars in the Making

Positive Future #273 (Feature photo – Kia Headquarters – CCA 4.0 International) First of all, do you know who the world’s three largest automakers are? Unfortunately, none of them are American. They are in order of size 1. Toyota 2. Volkswagen 3. Hyundai/Kia. Clean Technica journalist Zachary Shahan bring us insights into what these automakers have in mind of electric and green car models. Together, the companies’ have committed over $50 billion into green-car and electrified technologies. You can read the full story here: https://cleantechnica.com/2018/10/08/top-3-automakers-their-electric-vehicle-plans/ Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!

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Self-Driving Delivery Vehicles – What Does It Mean for Drivers?

Positive Future #272 (Feature photo – Uber Eats Delivery – CCA SA 2.0 Generic) As soon as two to three years from now, self-driving technology will be ready for mainstream application. Supermarket Guru, Phil Lempert, dives into the controversy. What will happen to Uber Eats, Instacart and Postmates? Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!

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Alternative Approaches to Transportation

Positive Future #271 (Feature photo – Acrimoto Electric Three Wheelers – courtesy of Acrimoto) Trying to come up with a $12,000 electric form of transportation is not easy, but that is not stopping the development and testing. Called the Fun Utility Vehicle, it is built by Acrimoto located in Eugene, Oregon. CleanTechnica takes us to the frontline on what is going with this new start-up company that has been developing this product for 10 years. You can read the full story here: https://cleantechnica.com/2018/10/03/arcimoto-ends-beta-fun-utility-vehicle-release-with-celebrations-in-new-york-city/ Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!

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