The Micro EVs

Positive Future #554 (Feature photo – The Microlino – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license – Alexander Migl) CleanTechnica journalist Jennifer Sensiba brings us the story of micro-EVs. The takeaway is that they could sell more if they didn’t look so funny. While this makes sense, is there more to the story. Interestingly they…

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Wildlife Bridge – An Environmental Sensitivity Breakthrough

Positive Future #553 (Feature photo – Mountain Lion – courtesy of the National Park Service) We’ve all seen countless animals that have died along highways trying to cross. It is hard to imagine that highways have so materially dissected the national landscape that it creates a threat to national wildlife population. Inhabitat journalist Debbie Sklar…

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Nature’s Strange Healing

Positive Future #552 (Feature photo – Pumice Rock – By Benjamint444 – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5712319) New Atlas journalist Michael Irving brings us the story of a large pumice raft – a large flotilla of light pumice rock from and underwater volcano. Covering an area of 58 square miles, the pumice flotilla is…

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Paris, France – Planned Site of World’s Largest Rooftop Farm

Positive Future #551 (Feature photo – Agripolis Rooftop Farm – courtesy of Agripolis) BrightVibes journalist Fino Menezes brings us the story of a planned rooftop urban farm in Paris that will be the world’s largest. At peak production season, the rooftop farm will not only produce 1 ton of fruits and vegetables each day, but…

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Getting the Checkbook Out

Positive Future #550 (Feature photo – Green New Deal Supporters – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license – IntoTheWoods7) CleanTechnica journalist Steve Hanley brings details about Bernie Sanders’ costs to implement the Green New Deal. The cost is put at $16 trillion over 15 years – slightly over $1 trillion a year or a…

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Is This the Dumbest Thing You Ever Heard?

Touch the Soil News #1417 (Feature photo – President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license – Isac Nobrega) Jair Bolsonaro, President of Brazil, has publicly stated that to save the environment, the people of Brazil should eat less so they poop only every other day. Inhabitat Journalist Teresa Bergen…

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88% of Children’s Foods Don’t Meet World Health Standards

Touch the Soil News #1416 (Feature photo – Children Eating – courtesy of USDA) Food Dive journalist Cathy Siegner brings us news about the nutritional value of food targeted to children. The news is not good. In addition to lacking nutrition, many of the foods contained too much sugar. You can read the full story…

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Online Food Delivery Has Issues

Touch the Soil News #1415 (Feature photo – Food Delivery Service – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license – Franklin Heijinen) Phil Lempert (https://www.supermarketguru.com/) brings more of the story on the emerging use of online food delivery. There are issues such as cost, isolation and addiction. You can see the video below:

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The Idea of Portable Household Farming Systems

Touch the Soil News #1414 (Feature photo – The Living Greens Portable Farm – courtesy of The Living Greens) Better India journalist Angarika Gogoi brings us the story of one of the larges urban farming enterprises in the world. The company The Living Greens (http://www.thelivinggreens.com/) brings portable farms to homes and helps them get into…

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