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  • Floating Drones Are Swallowing Tons of Plastic Waste Before it Reaches Ocean
    by Andy Corbley on June 24, 2022 at 2:11 pm

    From Chennai to Trentino alto Adige to Baltimore, inventors are churning out methods of stopping plastic pollution from entering the ocean by picking it out of riverways. They come in different shapes and sizes, and a Dutch company just added a whale-shark inspired drone that can cobble 160 liters of waste to the mix. Developed The post Floating Drones Are Swallowing Tons of Plastic Waste Before it Reaches Ocean appeared first on Good News Network.

  • ‘First Ever’ Commute in The Jetson Flying Car – CEO Says it Can Make You a Pilot in 5 Minutes
    by Good News Network on June 23, 2022 at 5:50 pm

    A company owner has completed the ‘first ever’ commute in an $83,000 (£68,000) space-age flying car. Tomasz Patan is co-founder of the Swedish firm Jetson, and he just piloted the Jetson ONE vehicle from his Italian home to a company building in Tuscany. Jetson say the trip to the Santa Maria a Monte facility is The post ‘First Ever’ Commute in The Jetson Flying Car – CEO Says it Can Make You a Pilot in 5 Minutes appeared first on Good News Network.

  • This Gorgeous Leather is Made From the Hide of an Invasive Predatory Fish
    by Andy Corbley on June 22, 2022 at 5:26 pm

    An exotic aquarium staple, the spectacular lionfish is unfortunately an invasive species that spells catastrophe for Atlantic and Caribbean ecosystems it happens upon. Fortunately for these seas, Inversa Leathers is harvesting these fish every day to make equally-spectacular leather for fashion products. The garment and fashion industries are some of the largest polluters in the The post This Gorgeous Leather is Made From the Hide of an Invasive Predatory Fish appeared first on Good News Network.

  • Designer Turns Mussel Shells That Once Clogged London’s Water Pipes into Gorgeous Tile
    by Andy Corbley on June 22, 2022 at 2:34 pm

    Some designers in London are taking an invasive mussel species and turning it into beautiful tiling. Aside from preventing the mussel shells breaking down in landfills, the process creates a rigid material that is translucent—something that has never been done before. Invasive species can require tens of millions in financing to eradicate, but what if The post Designer Turns Mussel Shells That Once Clogged London’s Water Pipes into Gorgeous Tile appeared first on Good News Network.

  • How Fog Nets Are Making Water Abundant in Arid Africa – And May Be Useful in California
    by Andy Corbley on June 21, 2022 at 4:50 pm

    During the Moroccan desert summertime drought, fog nets are being used to provide drinking water to hundreds of thousands of people in remote mountain villages. Now villagers can irrigate agricultural fields, turning desertified land back into green gardens, all thanks to mathematician and businessman Aissa Derhem. Derhem lived in Canada while studying for a Ph.D. The post How Fog Nets Are Making Water Abundant in Arid Africa – And May Be Useful in California appeared first on Good News Network.

  • World’s First CO2 Battery to Offer Long-Duration Energy Storage at Half the Cost
    by Good News Network on June 18, 2022 at 7:06 pm

    An Italian startup this month announced the successful launch of a CO2 battery that uses carbon dioxide to store renewable energy at utility-scale on the grid—a technology that is now ready to be deployed worldwide. Energy Dome began its operations in February 2020 and has progressed from a concept to full testing of a multi-megawatt The post World’s First CO2 Battery to Offer Long-Duration Energy Storage at Half the Cost appeared first on Good News Network.

  • Sustainable Wind Turbine Towers Being Made of Eco-Friendly Wood
    by Andy Corbley on June 14, 2022 at 1:14 pm

    New methods for joining together lumber is opening the door to a variety of construction projects long since closed off to wood—most recently wind turbines. A 330-foot (100-meter) prototype wooden wind turbine is being made in the land of wooden innovation, Sweden, to reduce the substantial carbon footprint of manufacturing a wind turbine from steel. The post Sustainable Wind Turbine Towers Being Made of Eco-Friendly Wood appeared first on Good News Network.

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