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    Daily Digest 4/14 – Good News Friday: The Circle Of Life, Pulling Water Out Of Desert Air

    by DailyDigest

    Friday, April 14, 2017, 3:57 PM

This is Good News Friday, where we find some good economic, energy, and environmental news and share it with PP readers. Please send any positive news to [email protected]com with subject header "Good News Friday." We will save and post weekly. Enjoy!


How the FBI Took Down Russia’s Spam King—And His Massive Botnet (sv)

As part of the operation, security researchers and the FBI teamed up to dismantle the Kelihos botnet itself, targeting three domains used to run the network—,, and—and redirecting traffic from infected computers to new servers controlled by authorities and the ShadowServer Foundation, a volunteer anti-cybercrime group, a process that’s known in cybersecurity circles as “sink-holing.”

Tiny, family-run newspaper wins Pulitzer Prize for taking on big business (sv)

He won for editorials that confronted the state’s most powerful agricultural interests, which include the Koch Brothers, Cargill and Monsanto, and their secret funding of the government defense of a big environmental lawsuit. His “tenacious reporting, impressive expertise and engaging writing” were quite self-evident if you’ve seen his labor (which actually spanned two years, though he won for last year’s efforts).

The Circle Of Life (Cornelius999)

An economics that helps us to live within the doughnut would seek to reduce inequalities in wealth and income. Wealth arising from the gifts of nature would be widely shared. Money, markets, taxation and public investment would be designed to conserve and regenerate resources rather than squander them. State-owned banks would invest in projects that transform our relationship with the living world, such as zero-carbon public transport and community energy schemes. New metrics would measure genuine prosperity, rather than the speed with which we degrade our long-term prospects.

New York Can Destroy Documents, Judge Rules in Municipal ID Case (jdargis)

“With this decision, the State Supreme Court protected the personal information of a million New Yorkers,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement. “We applaud the ruling and will fight any attempt to appeal it.”

Northern California gets its wettest winter in nearly a century (Adam)

“When we receive a record amount of rainfall in the north, that translates to everybody who benefits from water down the state,” said Doug Carlson, spokesman for the California Department of Water Resources.

This new solar-powered device can pull water straight from the desert air (Adam)

You can’t squeeze blood from a stone, but wringing water from the desert sky is now possible, thanks to a new spongelike device that uses sunlight to suck water vapor from air, even in low humidity. The device can produce nearly 3 liters of water per day, and researchers say future versions will be even better. That means homes in the driest parts of the world could soon have a solar-powered appliance capable of delivering all the water they need, offering relief to billions of people.

Quebec Food Waste Program To Rescue 30.8 Million Pounds Of Food (Liz LB)

The first of its kind in Canada, SRP was launched a few years ago, and as of last year, the program had 177 grocery stores participating, and had collected about 5.5. million pounds of food. The program also reduced greenhouse gas emissions by over 2,000 metric tonnes.

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