Today’s Solutions: May 29, 2024

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Solar companies and farmers are working together to harvest sunlight and food

For generations, we have been powering our lives with greenhouse gas-emitting fossil fuels, damaging the environment and negatively impacting our atmosphere. Today, the effects of fossil fuels are tangible as we face climate change. Human innovation is making renewable sources of energy more Read More...

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This text-message-based platform is helping solve hunger in America

Considering that a whopping 40 percent of food in America becomes waste, it seems outright ridiculous that restaurants commonly throw out excess food. Recognizing the severity of the issues of waste and food insecurity in America, a group of out-of-the-box thinkers known as Not Impossible Read More...

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Cities are finally removing Confederate monuments following protests

Shocking as it may seem, more than 700 Confederate monuments remain on display in public spaces in America. Now, thanks to protests in the name of George Floyd, calls for cities to remove monuments dedicated to the Confederacy and its racist ideology have grown louder. And in many places, the Read More...

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What you can do to cope better with anger and heartbreak

At The Optimist Daily, we too can admit it’s been a tough, emotional time in America. As we collectively grieve and speak out against the racism and injustice around us, it's important to also make sure we're listening to our own bodies and pausing to take care of ourselves. If you're feeling Read More...

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For the first time ever, renewables generated more power than coal in America

If you’re looking for some solid evidence to back the potential that renewables have to replace fossil fuels, consider this: For the first time in industrialized American history, green energy sources supplied more energy than coal. The feat was achieved in the month of April, when clean Read More...

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Renewables can officially generate more power than coal in America

The clean energy revolution is on the verge of a tipping point. That’s the verdict at least after a new report found that the renewable energy sector had slightly more installed capacity than coal in April. That means US power plants can produce more energy from clean sources than coal for the Read More...

Much needed US recycling bill

Much needed US recycling bill could reduce waste and save billions

Recycling is collapsing in the US because of inconsistent and confusing labels on bins. The public confusion causes people to throw millions of tons of 'garbage' in recycling bins throughout the country, which is crippling the economics of recycling. In a landmark move, a national recycling Read More...

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US air quality is improving, and thousands of lives are being saved as a result

Ever since the Clean Air Act was passed in 1970, the air quality in America has improved dramatically. Subsequent amendments to the law and newer policies, like regulations on vehicle emissions and the Obama-era Clean Power Plan, have also reduced air pollution. The result? Since 2010, mortality Read More...

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Contest: Write an address you hope President Obama would deliver

David Korten | March 2009 issue Before Brack Obama was elected to the U.S. Presidency, contributing writer David C. Korten drafted an economic address he wishes Obama will deliver during his administration. Korten's speech focused on hope for: food an energy independence rebuilding local food Read More...