Today’s Solutions: June 19, 2024

Hungry dog fetches metal bowl to get food.

Lab-grown meat can reduce your pet's carbon pawprint

Did you know about one-fifth of global meat production is for pet food? This means that around 5% of food-based greenhouse gas emissions are due to our furry friends' appetites. In the US alone, an estimated 65 million tons of CO2-equivalent methane and nitrous oxide is due to dog and cat Read More...

Exoplanet in deep space. Elements of this image were furnished by NASA.

How many worlds exist outside our solar system?

Exoplanets are worlds just like our own that are revolving around a star. Here at The Optimist Daily, we’ve commonly reported on the discovery of new exoplanets, like the first time an exoplanet has been spotted outside our galaxy, or this peculiar planet with the shortest orbit around a star Read More...

High angle view of metallic vats in brewery for precision fermentation.

Precision fermentation: The food evolution to watch

Providing our readers with planet-saving tips and products is something we're passionate about at The Optimist Daily. With climate change lingering over humanity's head, people want to make changes in their everyday lives to slow this process as much as possible. This was apparent by the boost in Read More...

Aerial view of Earth surrounded by space junk from space ships and satellites.

This ‘AI’ tool helps prevent Collisions in space

Space junk The amount of satellites being sent into space, to keep connecting the wider world and provide humans with the latest technology, is exponentially increasing. Along with this comes an increase in the amount of space debris circling the Earth. These expensive pieces of equipment can sit Read More...

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Four New Year’s resolutions that benefit you and the planet

New Year’s resolutions tend to focus on how we can better ourselves for the year ahead, but what if we broadened the scope of our resolutions to include our communities and the planet? Although unconventional, expanding your resolutions will make them more impactful and could even help you to Read More...

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We are not alone: First possible star-revolving planet found outside our galaxy

The search beyond our own galaxy never fails to keep uncovering new and exciting things about our mysterious universe. One of the most recent potential discoveries is a planet in the Messier 51 (M51) or Whirlpool galaxy. What makes this planet, named M51-ULS-1b, so special is the fact it transmits 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...

A 17-year old discovered a new

A 17-year old discovered a new planet on third day of internship at NASA

Other than getting coffee, the only real expectation organizations have for their interns is that they try to learn from their more experienced peers. Because of that, you could imagine how stunned NASA was when their 17-year old intern discovered a new planet on only his third day of work. The Read More...

Jim Channon: Mobilizing the mi

Jim Channon: Mobilizing the military to clean up the earth

Actor Jeff Bridges nominates Jim Channon, who wants to mobilize the military to plant trees, clean up freshwater reserves and restore reefs. Susanne Sims | Jan/Feb 2010 issue It’s a cold winter day in Kansas, with the windchill driving temperatures well below zero. Why would anyone leave a Read More...