Art & Good News 10-15-2022

Starting with some art…

Today the art shared is Dizzy. Trying to keep up with Inktober and a Good Newsletter seems to be making me dizzy. So this seems appropriate.

Good News Roundup

From a club in Scotland that gets all its electricity from dance, two great stories about media literacy, and finishing with mental health tips, you can never go wrong with Positive News’ weekly what went right.

Wow! News

Undersea Cable to Funnel 3 Gigawatts of Solar Energy From Egypt to Power Millions of European Households

With a war in Ukraine and Europe’s need to wean itself from Russian oil and natural gas, solutions are coming in the form of greener and cleaner energy out of Africa. Egypt is sending 3000 megawatts of solar-powered renewable energy from the Sahara Desert to Greece via an undersea cable.

To Grow Coral Reefs, Get Them Buzzed

Electrically charged reefs can grow at ten times the rate of uncharged coral reefs. They attach floating solar panels to metal cages on the ocean floor with coral fragments attached to them with zip-ties. The artificial reefs also accumulate calcium carbonate helping them to anchor to the seabed more effectively. These reefs are also more resilient to climate change, acidity increases, and natural events like storms.

This company is making whirlpools to clean microplastics from water

A German company called Wasser 3.0 may have found the solution to all the microplastics found in the ocean. They create a Vortex in a tank, and then a silica gel clumps the plastics into popcorn-sized clumps that float to the top and can then be skimmed off the top. It is simpler and more affordable to implement this method of microplastic removal before it gets into our oceans and waterways.

This Ancient AC System will Cool your House Without Electricity

The Nave is a large terracotta radiator, but this isn’t a normal radiator. You fill it with water, and the radiator naturally cools during the day and doubles as a humidifier in the evening.

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