A good news column for the last six months of 2020
July 5 – State Farm is providing a first-ever dividend to auto customers in the form of a policy credit. The State Farm’s Good Neighbor Relief Program is reducing payments due by nearly 60 percent for the period March 20 through May 31. Other auto insurers are following suit. Driving less is not only reducing pollution, but it’s also putting food on the table for so many. Imagine that.
June 21 – The best news this week: According to all leading polls, environment destroyer in-chief Donald Trump is failing miserably in his bid for re-election. Bravo to Joe Biden!
June 14 – Soap Bubble Pollination Replaces Vanishing Bees
“The researchers found that a soap bubble solution with an optimized pH, calcium, other minerals and chemicals was the most effective concentration for germination and for retaining pollen grains on the thin film of the bubbles and transporting them to the targeted flowers.” – CNN.com
June 7 – Unimaginable Forest Growth
“Tiny, dense forests are springing up around Europe as part of a movement aimed at restoring biodiversity and fighting the climate crisis….based on the work of the Japanese botanist Akira Miyawaki, who has planted more than 1,000 such forests in Japan, Malaysia and elsewhere.” – TheGuardian
“In just 2 years the forest growth is unimaginable. Miyawaki forest is [an] answer to cities which are turning to concrete jungles. Small patch of forests in multiple locations within the city will act as carbon sink for the city.” – SayTrees.org