Getting the Bigger Picture Back

Positive Future #765 (Feature photo – Earth Map – By User:Cogito ergo sumo – File:BlankMap-World.png, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=372520) As covid fears recede, it gives back room to consider much larger concerns such as the well-being of 7.5 billion people. Our planet’s health and prioritizing our future economies for greater sensitivity to the world that…

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A Hunger Pandemic? 10,000 Cars Line Up at San Antonio Food Banks

Positive Future #761 (Feature photo – Foodbank Distribution Warehouse –  Public Domain) NPR a month ago reported that 10,000 cars lined up at a San Antonio emergency food distribution point – overwhelming what local food banks had prepared for. Why did this story not make headline news? Feeding America – the nation’s coordinating food bank…

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Nations That Are Becoming Coal-Free

Positive Future #758 (Feature photo – Clean Air Buttons –  Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=167450) It is not secret that coal plants emit particle pollution that has been linked to respiratory health. Inhabitat news portal brings news of how Sweden and Austria just closed their last coal plants. Now three nations in Europe are coal-free – Belgium,…

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Economic and Job Lockdowns Versus a Food Pandemic and a Global Recession

Economic and Job Lockdowns Versus a Food Pandemic and a Global Recession Positive Future #757 (Feature photo – World Food Programme Seal –  Public Domain) In a world of economic volatility, anything that increases that volatility will – as in decades past – unleash tremendous increases in risks to life. The World Food Programme –…

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The Getting Away From Your Power Company Movement

Positive Future #706 (Feature photo – Sonnen Back-up Battery –  CCA SA 4.0 International, Sonnen GmbH) Estimates are that 1 million California homes have solar panels, but only 19,000 have batteries to sustain them when the grid goes down. Now, Bloomberg New Energy Finance projects that in 2020 – largely in response to power company…

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The Farm Appliance for Grocery Stores

Touch the Soil News #1566 (Feature photo – Babylon Farm Appliance – courtesy of Babylon) Phil Lempert (https://www.supermarketguru.com/) tells us about how food growing appliances can develop a new form of local foods – foods grown in the grocery story. While it may not apply to heavier vegetables like potatoes or carrots, leafy greens are…

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A Giant in the Making?

Positive Future #680 (Feature photo – Rivian Truck – By Richard Truesdell – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=74717988) CleanTechnica journalist Steve Hanley brings us stories of the new electric pick-up manufacturer – Rivian – is planning to lower prices when vehicles become available. Employing over 1,000 people, Rivian, like Tesla, is a force of…

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