Category Archives: good news

Undoing some palm oil ecocide

The Rhino and Forest Fund (RFF) is a small NGO that has invested in a big result. They have purchased a palm oil plantation on the Indonesian island of Sabah, and will replant it with local natives. This will provide … Continue reading

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Europe’s smoggiest city has decided to un-car itself

The city is Barcelona. In the early 20th century, it was redesigned to make it a convenient buzzalong for cars, in the name of progress. Now, it is to be re-redesigned to reverse this concept. Carrying the plan through will … Continue reading

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Attacks on our finned cousins halted

Where do whales and dolphins spend much of their time, including while breeding? Within the wonderful, rich ecosystems of the continental shelves. Where are oil companies most likely to find new locations to drill for? I’ll give you 2.75 guesses. … Continue reading

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World first: University of Queensland produces more green electricity than it uses

Universities are in financial trouble because of the pandemic. This hasn’t stopped the University of Queensland from following past action, by establishing a new solar farm, and installing a huge battery. The battery has already saved $A75,000, in only three … Continue reading

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COVID19: Australian Aborigines show the way

Wherever it has happened, genocide and destruction of culture results in survivors who are more prone to disease. This is true for the first inhabitants of Australia, who as a group suffer high incidence of various avoidable diseases. Fortunately for … Continue reading

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Good man cleared after 7 years

In 2013, Andy Hall exposed the terrible treatment of workers used (supposedly employed) by a Thai company that supplies pineapple products globally. The result was victimisation through the law, with the company persecuting Andy through four court cases. The great … Continue reading

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The silver lining of the lockdown

A research study from the University of Davis has reported that the number of car “accidents” has halved in California since the lockdown. This is a $1 billion saving in medical and other expenses, in addition to the reduction in … Continue reading

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Hygiene and precautions are necessary, but reassuring news

Results are now available from a study of the coronavirus on the cruise ship Diamond Princess. Of 3711 people, 700 were infected (under 20%). 18% of these showed no symptoms. Since this group contained a great many oldies, in the … Continue reading

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Disaster relief that addresses the cause of the disaster

Wealth can be addictive, and greed is the worst force destroying everything. But if you happen to have lots of money and refuse to be addicted, it can be a resource for changing the world for the better. Allow me … Continue reading

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India will stop importing thermal coal by 2024

Good news indeed, although part of their way of doing it is to mine more coal in India. However, they do have one of the world’s most ambitious large scale solar plans as well. Australian politics has been riven by … Continue reading

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