They Recycle Electronics – And People’s Lives – By Giving Ex-Felons Good Jobs to Imagine a Better World

They Recycle Electronics – And People’s Lives – By Giving Ex-Felons Good Jobs to Imagine a Better World

A San Francisco company on a mission to “re-imagine waste” is now providing meaningful work to ex-convicts, making them partners in building a more sustainable world. Brightmark’s main projects have included an innovative plastics recycling program, and developing “renewable natural gas” from food and agricultural waste. But now, Brightmark has … Read more

Good News on This Day in History – May 12

Good News on This Day in History – May 12

200 years ago today, Florence Nightingale was born. The Englishwoman came to prominence for her pioneering work in nursing, tending injured soldiers in the Crimean War, and laying the foundation for professional nursing. She studied mathematics and became a trailblazer in the field of epidemiology, using statistics to track the … Read more

For the First Time, Researchers Make Plants That Glow Sustainably—And They Could One Day Light Up Our Homes

For the First Time, Researchers Make Plants That Glow Sustainably—And They Could One Day Light Up Our Homes

Photo by Planta Although glowing plants may seem like a work of science fiction, researchers have succeeded in creating plants that produce their own visible luminescence—and they say the possibilities for how we can use these plants are endless. This week in Nature Biotechnology, the scientists revealed that bioluminescence found … Read more

Hourly Workers at Largest Grocery Chain in US Are All Getting ‘Hero Bonuses’ for Their Service Amid COVID-19

Hourly Workers at Largest Grocery Chain in US Are All Getting ‘Hero Bonuses’ for Their Service Amid COVID-19

As a means of thanking their employees for their essential work during the COVID-19 outbreaks, one of the largest grocery store chains in America is offering a “hero bonus” to all of their hourly workers. Kroger, which is the United States’ largest supermarket by revenue and the second-largest general retailer, … Read more