Today’s Solutions: July 25, 2024

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Signs of life discovered deep in the Earth

We all know that things happening below the Earth’s crust, the top layer in which humans inhabit, impact what’s going on above. From volcanoes to tsunamis, the huge tectonic plates beneath our feet are hugely influential. For the first time ever, scientists have discovered how life above has Read More...

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A first-of-its-kind star made from two dying stars

It is a wonder looking up at space, seeing the continuum of the cosmos in beautiful celestial bodies exploding, reforming, and shining brightly in the night sky.  In this stellar life cycle, scientists have discovered the brilliant birth of a new star created from the collision of two dying Read More...

Perseverance rover on Mars.

Mars News: Perseverance finds organic molecules

NASA’s Perseverance rover has been wandering around Mars since it reached the planet on February 18th, 2021. Here at The Optimist Daily, we have tried to keep our readers up to date with the latest exciting mission information collected by this mighty machine. From its landing, first rock sample Read More...

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IMO moves to make shipping companies pay a price for emissions

As the volume of goods traded across the world continues to increase, emissions from container ships are becoming a more prevalent source of pollution. In an effort to transition to industry towards a greener future, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has proposed a regulation that would Read More...

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NASA project uses satellites to identify greenhouse gas super-emitters

Greenhouse gas super-emitters are exactly what they sound like: Individual sources like landfills, dairy farms, or leaking pipelines generating enormous amounts of planet-warming emissions, namely methane and carbon dioxide. In the fight against climate change, these big players must be taken out Read More...

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Data shows the carbon uptake of China’s forests has been underestimated

China is the world’s biggest source of human-produced carbon dioxide, responsible for nearly 28 percent of global emissions. Recently, the government announced its intention to reach carbon neutrality by 2060, and to peak those emissions before 2030. Although the specifics of how the country Read More...

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Newly discovered bacteria breaks down toxic soil pollutants

All animals, including humans, host a collection of friendly bacteria that help us digest food and fight infection. Such kinds of friendly microbes are also found in soil to help plants grow, cope with stress, and fight off pests. These incredible microscopic beings are also essential to Read More...

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In one year, Scotland has planted a mind-boggling 22 million new trees

Planting trees is one of the most effective, natural tools we have for capturing carbon that would otherwise enter the atmosphere. Since the United Kingdom has some of the lowest levels of tree cover in the world, the UK made a pledge years ago to plant more trees across the nation. And while Read More...

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Scientists are developing a super plant that stores massive amounts of carbon

If we want to minimize the effects of global heating, then we need to pull millions of tons of carbon dioxide out of the air. While capture technology is one potential way to suck up carbon, researchers at California’s Salk Institute for Biological Studies are taking a less mechanical approach Read More...

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Scientists in Iceland are slashing the country’s CO2 by turning it into solid rock

Taking the carbon burden off of our atmosphere is a prerequisite for curbing global warming, and thankfully, scientists over the world are working on a great variety of solutions to help us achieve this. Take Iceland, for instance, where 21st Century alchemists are transforming carbon dioxide into Read More...