Round up of positive news snippets to put a spring in your step.
In the lowlands of Bangladesh, people are turning to a centuries-old form of hydroponics. For 300 years, people have been following an age-old traditional method of cultivation called dhap. These are floating vegetable gardens - artificial islands, that simply rise and fall with the swelling waters. Now farmers are successfully reviving this old practice to reduce their vulnerability due to climate change.
High Tech Health Passport: News from Hong Kong appears to offer an extremely promising path to restarting a safe, reliable and straightforward means of air travel in the near future.
Lebanon: The country’s shores have seen a wonderful resurgence in numbers of endangered green sea turtles.
Good news on covid-19: the virus seems to generate a robust and fairly long-lasting immune response, according to encouraging reports published in New England Journal of Medicine and Nature Immunology.
In a rare bipartisan agreement on climate, US Senators forge plan to phase out use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), a potent greenhouse gas. This amends the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act of 2019 to require the reduction of production and consumption of HFCs by 30% every four years until 2036.
Brexit Relief for the Irish: Warning: Fake News / Dark Humour. But sometimes, when all else fails, you've just got to laugh. It's much healthier than weeping!
Sweden has loosened the purse strings to unveil a £9.3 billion spending and tax cuts boost for its economy after suffering a record slump despite its light-touch lockdown.
End of the Oil Age: Oil fuelled the 20th century. Now the world is in the midst of an energy shock that is speeding up the shift to a new era.
Take inspiration from Diego Mentrida: A Spanish athlete is being applauded after he sacrificed a top tier win in the 2020 Santander Triathlon to give it to a competitor who took a wrong turn on the course. British athlete James Teagle was on course to win third place in the competition in Spain last weekend when he made a mistake metres from the finish. Diego Mentrida overtook him but noticed the error and stopped to allow Teagle to cross first. 'He deserved it,' Mentrida said later.
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