Daily Digest 8/23 – Good News Friday: Breakthrough Coral Breeding Technology Developed, A Night Under The Stars

This is Good News Friday, where we find some good economic, energy, and environmental news and share it with PP readers. Please send any positive news to dd@peakprosperity.com with subject header “Good News Friday.” We will save and post weekly. Enjoy!


Four-in-one pill prevents third of heart problems (Thomas R.)

The researchers – in Iran and the UK – said the pill had a huge impact but cost just pennies a day.

They suggest giving it to everyone over a certain age in poorer countries, where doctors have fewer options and are less able to assess individuals.

Trump signs order to eliminate student loan debt for disabled veterans (Sparky1)

“The debt of these disabled veterans will be entirely erased. It will be gone,” Trump said during a speech at the 75th annual American Veterans convention in Louisville, Ky., before signing the order. “Sleep well tonight.”

What if We All Ate a Bit Less Meat? (jdargis)

Some of that land could be converted to more efficient food production, like growing high-protein lentils, or could be turned into forestland, which absorbs and stores carbon dioxide. Both would be crucially important as we try to feed a rising global population and to simultaneously mitigate the effects of climate change, according to a recent report by the United Nations.

FBI takes down alleged Nigerian fraudsters in $46-million case based in Los Angeles (Thomas R.)

The investigation began in 2016 with a single bank account and one victim, said Paul Delacourt, assistant director in charge of the FBI’s Los Angeles office. It grew to encompass victims who were targeted in the U.S. and around the world, some of whom like the Japanese woman lost hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Zaha Hadid Architects carves out sculptural flood protection barrier in Hamburg (tmn)

While providing vital flood defence for the city, Zaha Hadid Architects’ design also incorporates amphitheatre-like staircases, a three-storey restaurant and shops at street level to offer the city a new public space and riverside walkway.

Beginning today, you won’t be able to buy plastic bottles of water at San Francisco International Airport (Thomas R.)

Vendors will be able to sell or provide reusable recyclable aluminum, glass and certified compostable water products, according to the airport. Travelers also have the option of bringing empty disposable plastic water bottles to fill up at any of the airport’s approximately 100 free water fountains and hydration stations.

A night under the stars (tmn)

Mountainous parks are known for their snowy winters. Only lodges provide the appropriate shelter during the cold season. They are great camping destination once the snow melts from late spring to early fall.

You will notice a peak of frequentation in the Appalachian Mountains in October when leaves turn yellow.

Florida scientists announce coral breeding breakthrough; could save global reefs (Thomas R.)

Coral reefs in Florida and around the world have been in decline because of disease and pollution, but scientists at the Florida Aquarium announced a breakthrough they believe could help turn the tide in the battle to save them.

For the first time in a laboratory, they induced Atlantic coral to spawn. The aquarium released video of coral releasing eggs and sperm for reproduction; essentially tricked into spawning by technology.

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