Posts in "Environment"

Good Samaritans form human chain to rescue swimmers caught in rip current off Florida coast

A normal day at the beach turned into a heroic moment Saturday when a group of strangers formed a human chain that stretched into the ocean to rescue swimmers stuck in a rip current.

Derek Simmons, 26, and his wife, Jessica Simmons, 29, came up with the idea to start the chain when they saw a group of around nine swimmers struggling to stay afloat off the coast of Panama City Beach, Florida.


India has planted nearly 66 million trees in 12 hours

The event took place on Sunday in Central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. More than 1.5 million people from all walks of life, ranging from students and housewives to government officials, planted a total of 66,750,000 tree saplings in just 12 hours. A total of 24 districts of Narmada river basin were identified for the plantation. The saplings included two-dozen varieties of plants sourced from different nurseries around the state.

Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/environment/india-has-planted-nearly-66-million-trees-in-12-hours/article/496657#ixzz5WHTqX7bR

Why turning China’s smog into diamonds isn’t as crazy as it sounds

Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde has come up with an innovative plan to tackle Beijing’s air pollution problem – and in doing so, turn a health hazard into a thing of beauty.

“It started with a dream,” he said at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions. “The dream of clean air for everyone.”


Global Warming Gas Can Now Be Extracted from Air and Resold

The world’s first commercial facility that can extract carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and resell it for commercial purposes opened today (May 31) in Switzerland. This technology could help cut 1 percent of global fossil fuel emissions by 2025, according to the company that developed the new system.


“Carbon farming” offers new chance for cattle ranch

SANTA YSABEL, May 11, 2017 Kevin Muno, left, and Jarod Cauzza, founders of Land of Milk and Honey, walk through the cattle herd they manage. Muno and Cauzza are using regenerative agriculture to mimic nature and stimulate plant growth, which absorbs carbon dioxide. (Hayne Palmour IV)

The cattle herds at Santa Ysabel Ranch have provided meat and milk for centuries, and now they’re on the cutting edge of a new kind of agriculture: carbon farming.


The Spanish City That Banned Cars

In Pontevedra, the usual soundtrack of a Spanish city has been replaced by the tweeting of birds and the chatter of humans