Global EV Sales – Up Again

Positive Future #479 (Feature photo – Tesla Model 3 is the Global Leader in EV sales – By Carlquinn – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=65368295) InsideEVs journalist Mark Kane reports that global electric vehicle sales reached 662,000 for the first four months of 2018 – 2.1 percent of total vehicle sales. Estimates are that…

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Is the Investment World Getting Beached?

Positive Future #478 (Feature photo – New York Stock Exchange – Public Domain) In business news, Walmart and Amazon are squaring off as competitors. Walmart is gearing up it’s fulfillment warehouses for internet orders and Amazon is getting concerned. Four of the largest institutional investors in Walmart are also four of the largest institutional investors…

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A Day for the Bees

Positive Future #477 (Feature photo – Bumble Bee – Public Domain) Inhabitat journalist Lucienne Cross brings us good news about restoration of bee habitats. The legislature of the State of Minnesota just approved $900,000 to help people turn their yards into bee-friendly habitats. Minnesota is not the only state to take action. Other states including…

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U.S. Postal Service Tests Autonomous Semi-Trucks

Positive Future #473 (Feature photo –TuSimple Autonomous Semi-Truck – courtesy of TuSimple) CleanTechnica journalist Steve Hanley surprises us with a story of how the U.S. Postal Service is testing autonomous trucks at Level 4 self-driving. The Postal Service is testing the autonomous trucks between Dallas and Phoenix. Plans are to start integrating semi-autonomous trucks into…

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Mining Sand – Raising Our Awareness of Consumption

Positive Future #471 (Feature photo – Mining Sand – By User:Vmenkov – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=58149721) Inhabitat journalist Lucienne Cross raises our awareness of what mining can do. Little known is that 85 percent of all material mined from Earth is sand – mostly used to make concrete. One study found that every…

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