Category Archives: and Articles of Note

U.S. Renewables Outstrip Coal for First Time Since 19th Century

GREAT NEWS IN A NUTSHELL!!! YAY!!! THE TITLE SAYS IT ALL…For the first time since the 1800’s when coal replaced wood to power steamships and trains, RENEWABLE ENERGY USE beat out coal in the US!!! This trend is rock solid and … Continue reading

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A Shining Star Returns to Heaven

One of my greatest inspirations, Tao Porchon-Lynch passed peacefully on the most auspicious Great Night of Shiva, when Shiva dances in heaven. A wonderful website has been constructed to pay homage to this amazing woman, and it includes a video … Continue reading

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London is Keeping Pace with Car-Free Traffic

GREAT NEWS IN A NUTSHELL!!! BRAVO LONDON!  I love London and I am jazzed to share this big news from The Guardian! In one of the biggest car-free initiatives of any city in the world, the capital’s mayor announced on … Continue reading

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Build a Bridge – Save an Endangered Species!

GREAT NEWS IN A NUTSHELL!  Optimist Daily shared The New York Times report of the highly endangered Golden Lion Tamarin in Brazil who will be allowed access to and from their native habitat by building a bridge covered with native … Continue reading

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Building Designed to be Recycled!

GREAT NEWS IN A NUTSHELL! This office building was built with 165,312 screws with intent to allow for all building components to be recycled when the building outlives its purpose.  Comprised mostly of wood, it is designed in ways that … Continue reading

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Ted Danson Speaks for the Oceans!

GREAT NEWS IN A NUTSHELL! Actor Ted Danson spoke so clearly to congress about the critical need to initiate policies to curb the production and use of one-use plastics, praising the European Union and Peru for their phased bans on … Continue reading

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Celebrating Mushrooms!

GREAT  NEWS IN A NUTSHELL!  Optimist Daily is collecting and sharing articles on the marvels of mushrooms.  From meat substitutes to fighting depression, curing tuberculosis and metabolizing plastic into organic material, mushrooms are emerging as superpowers.  Click on the photo … Continue reading

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Engineers Have Created a Robot to Reseed Coral Reefs with Heat Resistant Strains of Baby Coral

GREAT NEWS IN A NUTSHELL!  Scientists have found a way to harvest spawning baby corals who have survived a bleaching episode caused by a heatwave, nurture them until they are ready to plant and redistribute them on degraded reefs. This … Continue reading

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When Alexandria Casio-Cortez Meets Greta Thunberg, “Hope is Contagious!”

GREAT NEWS IN A NUTSHELL!  Youth is not a handicap when it comes to seeing clearly that if we don’t do something now, our youth will not have a hopeful future.  These two powerful young women have made a difference, … Continue reading

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Optimism is the Option for More Success with Less Stress

GREAT NEWS IN A NUTSHELL! Positive psychology researcher Michelle Gielan has studied optimism and success for more than a decade, and she has found that those with an optimistic outlook are better equipped to deal with stress.  Optimism is a … Continue reading

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