Circularity | The Optimist Daily: Making Solutions the News - Part 3
Today’s Solutions: July 18, 2024


Understanding the value of a circular economy and identifying circular solutions are essential to changing our world for good. Circularity, or the zero-waste principle of keeping materials in a closed loop and away from landfills and incinerators, is the future. Find out about the latest innovations and solutions accelerating the transition towards a circular economy in the articles here from The Optimist Daily.

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Mongolia signs historic climate finance deal to protect grasslands

Mongolia's government and a coalition of partners signed a pioneering nature financing deal, marking a watershed moment in environmental protection. This historic agreement seeks to protect 35.6 million acres of the country's pristine lands and rivers, including the world's last vast swath of Read More...

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The EPA implements solutions for forever chemical cleanup

In a remarkable step toward environmental protection, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took decisive steps last Friday to address the dangers of two forever chemicals, PFOA and PFOS. By designating these compounds as hazardous under the Superfund law, the EPA hopes to speed up cleanup Read More...

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Revitalizing coral reefs across the Caribbean with sustainable breeding and restoration

SECORE International, an organization dedicated to preserving coral reefs for future generations, is at the forefront of coral restoration initiatives. SECORE, founded on the premise of "SExual COral REproduction," pioneered the novel concept of "Coral Seeding." This ground-breaking strategy Read More...

SolarMente is revolutionizing

SolarMente is revolutionizing solar energy with subscription-based solutions

SolarMente, a visionary startup created by 29-year-old Wouter Draijer, is leading a renewable energy revolution on Spain's sun-drenched streets. Let's look at how SolarMente's subscription-based solar solutions are transforming the Spanish energy environment. The visionary behind SolarMente: Read More...

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Scientists astonished to find 700 new species in Cambodia's mysterious mangroves

Embark on a journey to discover the hidden riches concealed beneath Cambodia's mangrove forests, where nature thrives against the backdrop of endangered landscapes. A pioneering biodiversity assessment done in the Peam Krasop sanctuary and Koh Kapik Ramsar reserve revealed a breathtaking tapestry Read More...

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Transforming Tylenol: a sustainable path without coal tar or crude oil

Paracetamol, the omnipresent pain reliever found in countless households worldwide, may soon radically adjust its manufacturing method. For more than a century, this medicine, known as acetaminophen in the United States and Japan, has been manufactured using chemicals derived from coal tar or crude Read More...

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Revolutionary window film reduces heat and energy consumption

What's a room without windows? Windows are undoubtedly an important feature in our homes, offices, cars, and public spaces. They provide views and natural light, but they also contribute to heat input, which increases energy usage for cooling, a problem in an era of rising temperatures.  When Read More...

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Restoring Indigenous stewardship: Yurok Tribe to co-manage National Park lands

As the Yurok Tribe makes great progress towards regaining its ancient lands, the reverberations of history may be heard in the towering redwoods of northern California. After centuries of dispossession, the Yurok people have reached an extraordinary agreement with the Redwood National and State Read More...

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How the TREES initiative will help reverse deforestation in Africa

Among the global push for forestry, one African project stands out for its novel approach. Could the Trees for the Future (TREES) effort help to reverse deforestation and desertification? This innovative project, which promotes the conversion of monoculture landscapes into biodiverse forest Read More...

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The European Parliament passes incredible bill that criminalizes ecosystem destruction

In a historic act, the European Union has criminalized serious incidents of environmental degradation, setting a global precedent. This innovative law, dubbed "comparable to ecocide," seeks to address ecosystem degradation, illicit logging, and habitat loss through enhanced penalties and prison Read More...