MIT researchers have developed a strong adhesive tape that can seal up tears in lungs and intestines; he world’s biggest ‘liquid air battery’ is now under construction in the UK; and California is the first US state to require trucks to go emissions-free. More good news below:
Mali provides free health care to pregnant women and young children; generally relying on volcanic heat, a Swedish company claims it can generate power at lower temperatures, allowing geothermal energy to be produced as widely as wind and solar; and by placing refrigerators in community centers, a British environmental charity makes sure that restaurants and supermarkets can donate excess food while keeping it fresh.
Within a year, 76% of restaurants recoup their formal food waste reduction investment, thanks to an increase in solar, wind, and hydro power, Eurostat’s data indicates that the EU is on track to meet its 2020 renewable targets, and a new water bottle will dissolve when it is placed in a landfill or find its way into a body of water.
Vaccinations in Australia decresed the number of cases by 79.2% compared to 2017; Stixfresh, a Malaysian company announced what could be a game-changer for reducing food waste; and the Church of England released guidelines for ceremonies welcoming transgender members.
Thirty years after the world’s worst nuclear disaster, renewable energy surges in Chernobyl; Tesco will remove ‘best before’ labels on fruits and vegetables hoping to reduce food waste; and the Ibn Rushd-Goethe mosque in Berlin has recently begun a deradicalization workshop for students to take into German schools.