Today’s Solutions: June 21, 2024

The Optimist View: Best of 202

The Optimist View: Best of 2020

"Often when you think you're at the end of something, you're at the beginning of something else." - Fred Rogers While 2020 has felt like a long, strange “fever dream”, to quote one of our staff members, there were lots of positive solutions to be found. Whether it was advances in medicine, Read More...

Thought Leader Series: Damon G

Thought Leader Series: Damon Gameau and the world in 2040

If it was up to you, what would our world look like in 2040? Would there be more trees? More sustainable development? Less meat-eating? This is the exact question Damon Gameau set out to answer in making his film 2040. Inspired by his young daughter, Velvet, he set out to scour the globe for Read More...

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Instead of corrosive salt, researchers are using grape skins to de-ice roads

Sodium chloride (aka salt) is an important ingredient for helping get around in the winter. Spread on roads, it lowers the freezing point of ice, making it melt faster and making roads safer. The problem with using salt on roads But all that salt can also be harmful—not only is it corrosive Read More...