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    Daily Digest 4/21 – Good News Friday: Staying In Fighting Shape, Enjoy National Park Week

    by DailyDigest

    Friday, April 21, 2017, 2:13 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] with subject header "Good News Friday." We will save and post weekly. Enjoy!


Lawmakers Pass Major Statewide Reforms Of Public Defense System (sv)

“With this legislation, New York is making clear that everyone has the right to justice under the law, not only those who can afford an attorney,” said NYCLU Executive Director Donna Lieberman. “This reform goes a long way toward making sure poor defendants don’t have to navigate the justice system alone.”

This group plans to bail moms out of jail for Mother’s Day (sv)

“It’s an incredibly significant problem plaguing virtually every jurisdiction in the country,” Karakatsanis said. “There are about 450,000 to 500,000 human beings who, on any given night in this country, are in a jail cell solely because they can’t make a monetary payment prior to being convicted.”

Like disappearing ink, but cooler: Laser-powered invisible images demonstrated (jdargis)

For a weak laser, the electrons move with the electric field perfectly, while for strong fields they don't. And if they don't, the light the electrons emit does not have the same color as the light they absorbed. So, we can shine red light into our glass and get blue light out. Or for extreme cases, white light comes out because the electrons are oscillating at many, many different frequencies.

This super fit 80-year-old personal trainer is teaching his aging clients how to stay in fighting shape (Adam)

Dawson, a retired Army colonel, has worked for 17 years as a personal fitness trainer at the Chinn Aquatics & Fitness Center in Woodbridge. He is the oldest trainer there by about three decades. He started at an age when most people are thinking about retiring, and he works four days a week, pushing his clients, most of whom are of retirement age themselves, through rigorous drills that would fatigue many people half their age.

Apple wants to stop mining and start making everything from recycled materials (jdargis)

The "closed loop" project is probably the most immediately interesting of Apple's long-term initiatives, but the full report is worth a read if you're interested in Apple's energy production and water use, how it sources paper and reduces the amount of packaging material it uses, and how it attempts to cut down on waste by building more durable components that last longer.

Get Outside: Visit a National Park for Free During National Park Week (sv)

“Our National Parks are our national treasure,” Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke said in a statement. “The lessons you learn from the land and the park rangers cannot be learned anywhere else on Earth.”

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