Global Car Sales Down, Electric Car Sales Up 53 Percent

Positive Future #498 (Feature photo – Heavy Traffic – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license – Minesweeper) According to Car Sales Statistics, global car sales for January through April are down across the board. U.S. car sales are down 2 percent. China, the world’s largest car market, is down 15 percent. Despite a declining…

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Off Grid Power – On the Edge of Mainstream?

Positive Future #497 (Feature photo – Rooftop Solar – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license – Oleg Savitsky) Inverse journalist Mike Brown explores the growing volume of renewable energy jobs, which reached 11 million globally in 2018. Hidden within these numbers is a growing segment of renewable energy employees that are focused on building…

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CBD Oil and Overcoming Anxiety

Positive Future #496 (Feature photo – Hemp Seeds – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Austria license – D Kuru) Journalist Nicole Gleichmann writes for the National Hemp Association on the topic of CBD and overcoming anxiety. Gleichmann explores three different reasons why CBD oil has shown an ability to mitigate anxiety. You can read the…

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The Cost of Building Seawalls to Protect Coastal Cities

Positive Future #495 (Feature photo – Ocean Storms – Creative Commons Attribution 1.0 Generic license – Henri Camus) CleanTechnics journalist Steve Hanley brings information about rising seas and coastal cities. The report suggests that $400 billion must be spent over the next 20 years to moderately protect the most vulnerable coastal cities. The conclusion of…

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May Real Estate Be with You

Positive Future #494 (Feature photo – High Power Lines – Public Domain) The availability of housing continues to tighten while the cost of what’s available continues to go up. Indirectly, this means that having a home with a garden is becoming more valuable. Curbed journalist Patrick Sisson does a great job in assessing what is…

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2 Hours in Nature Each Week = Better Mental Health

Positive Future #493 (Feature photo – Sitting in Nature – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license – Facheng) Inhabitat journalist Lucienne Cross brings us the story of recent research that shows only two hours of sitting in nature per week could have measurable benefits on mental health. This is the first study to discover…

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Bicycle Expressways – A New Trend?

Positive Future #492 (Feature photo – Bicycle Logo – Public Domain) Wrestling with pollution and over-congestion, China just opened its first bicycle-only expressway. Approximately 4 miles long, the new expressway shortens time traveled in a very congested area. Dedicated bicycle-only pathways are the safest for both bike riders and car drivers. CleanTechnic journalist Steve Hanley…

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New York to Build Seawall – Humanity Takes Historic Step into the Unknown

Positive Future #490 (Feature photo – Seawall – Public Domian) Most damaged by Hurricane Sandy is Staten Island in New York. Recently $615 million in funding has been approved to build a 5 mile seawall along the Staten Island shoreline. The seawall will be built the U.S. Corps of Engineer. Groundbreaking is set for 2020…

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