Zipline Medical Drone Service – A Poor African Nation Leads the World

Positive Future #459 (Feature photo – Zipline Medical Drone – CCA SA 4.0 International) CleanTechnica Journalist Jesper Berggreen brings us the story of how a small company in Rwanda, Africa has moved ahead of major industrial companies in first world nations to create a working drone delivery service for medical supplies. The technology employed is…

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The Battle Over Chlorpyrifos – California Goes Around the Federal Government

Positive Future #458 (Feature photo – Californian Flag – public domain) Inhabitat Journalist Lucienne Cross brings us the story of how California has moved to ban the chemical Chlorpyrifos – a pesticide proven to cause brain damage in children. This is after the chemical continues to have approval at the federal level. While the debate…

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Volkswagen ID.3 Electric Car – 10,000 Online Reservations in 24 Hours

Positive Future #457 (Feature photo – Volkswagen ID.3 Electric – CCA SA 4.0 International) CleanTechnica journalist Steve Hanley brings surprising news about Volkswagen’s new ID.3 electric car. When Volkswagen announced it was building 30,000 units of its ID.3 electric hatchback, more than 10,000 people put down the equivalent of $11,231 for a reservations. You can…

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Demand for Food Drives Rainforest and Human Rights Calamities

Touch the Soil News #1323 (Feature photo – Palm Oil Plantations in Indonesia –USDA Public Domain) What shows up in our grocery stores is having an increasing negative effect on the world’s rainforests and indigenous peoples. The demand for food and the opportunity for profit are forces driving rainforest destruction and externalization of indigenous people.…

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Food Vending for Global Food Emergencies

Touch the Soil News #1321 (Feature photo – World Food Programme Jets Unloading Emergency Food – Public Domain) Phil Lempert (https://www.supermarketguru.com/) brings us some insights into how the world is addressing food emergency crisis for dislocated populations. While the technology of emergency food vending machines is primarily for crisis situations, the technology may have much…

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American-Made Proterra Electric Bus Going Mainstream

American-Made Proterra Electric Bus Going Mainstream  Positive Future #456 (Feature photo – Proterra Electric Bus – Courtesy of Proterra Bus Company) InsideEVs journalist Mark Kane reports on the recent switch to all electric buses at the San Jose, California airport. The ten (10) new electric buses make it the largest EV bus fleet at any…

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A Shadow of Big Events – Grid-Scale Battery Storage with Solar and Wind

A Shadow of Big Events – Grid-Scale Battery Storage with Solar and Wind Positive Future #455 (Feature photo – Grid-Scale Battery Storage – CCA SA 4.0 International) EnergyCentral journalist Lili Francklyn shares the emerging economics and price competitiveness of grid-scale energy storage batteries. Advancing technology and dropping prices on virtually every aspect of renewable energy…

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