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Daily Digest 8/31 - Good News Friday: China Built the World’s Largest Telescope, New Era of Electric Planes Begins

Friday, August 31, 2018, 2:22 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!

Economy

Beer Deliveryman Prevents Suicide on a Bridge By Offering a Cold One—and Channeling Denzel Washington

Earlier this month, two beer deliverymen felt an unexplainable urge to take a completely different route to one of their stops. The unusual route took Jason Gabel and Kwame Anderson across a bridge where they noticed a man on the other side of the safety fence.

Opioid Crisis Breakthrough: Non-Addictive Painkiller Found Effective

These scientists have been working to find a safe, non-addictive pain killer to help fight the current opioid crisis in this country – and they may have done just that.

Known as AT-121, the new chemical compound has dual therapeutic action that suppressed the addictive effects of opioids and produced morphine-like analgesic effects in non-human primates.

Utah firefighter adopts German shepherd he rescued during California wildfires

A German shepherd who Utah firefighters found “huddled under a tree” during the California wildfires has found a new home.

A Draper City firefighter, only identified as Patrick, adopted the dog after rescuing him while battling the Mendocino Complex fire, the Mendocino County Animal Shelter said Saturday. The firefighters from Utah immediately befriended the dog, who they named Mendo.

Airline is Protecting Hawaiian Coral Reefs By Giving Free Non-Toxic Sunscreen to Tourists

This airline is protecting the oceans below by ensuring that its passengers take responsibility for themselves while they’re on vacation.

Hawaiian Airlines recently announced that they would be giving away free samples of non-toxic sunscreen to all of their passengers flying from North American destinations to the islands throughout the month of April.

China Built the World’s Largest Telescope. Then Came the Tourists

China spent $180 million to create the telescope, which officials have repeatedly said will make the country the global leader in radio astronomy. But the local government also spent several times that on this nearby Astronomy Town—hotels, housing, a vineyard, a museum, a playground, classy restaurants, all those themed light fixtures. The government hopes that promoting their scope in this way will encourage tourists and new residents to gravitate to the historically poor Guizhou province.

World’s Second Largest Coral Reef Has Just Been Removed From Endangered List

The world’s second largest coral reef in the world has just been taken off of the endangered places list.

After being danger-listed in 2009, the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System (BBRRS) was removed from the UNESCO World Heritage Center list of “World Heritage in Danger” last month.

New Era of Electric Planes Begins as Startup Backed by Boeing, JetBlue Gets Its First 100 Orders

This electric plane startup has just received its first order from a California-based jet charter company – and critics believe that it may usher in a whole new era of sustainable air travel in the United States.

Zunum Aero has just received its launch order of 100 hybrid-electric airplanes from JetSuite. The 12-seat passenger jets are set to be delivered by 2022.

Gold & Silver

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