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Daily Digest 2/26 - Good News Friday: The World's Fastest Electric Car, Salmon Return To Connecticut River

Friday, February 26, 2016, 10:23 AM

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

Watch And Learn (jdargis)

I can’t find an official figure for the number of video tutorials on the site, but there must be millions. They range in subject from computer programming to nunchuck technique to dancing at the club (with separate videos for men and women). There are professional grade how-to’s posted by the marketing arms of billion-dollar companies that live alongside unedited cell-phone videos of little kids explaining how to rent a movie from a Redbox machine. Neither type is necessarily going to do a better, or worse, job of teaching me what I actually want to learn, which is also part of the fun.

The world’s first supermarket selling only expired food has opened in Denmark (jdargis)

The supermarket hopes to draw both environmentally conscious shoppers and low-income individuals with limited budgets, according to Folkekirkens Nodhjaelp, the local non-profit that set up the project over the past year. Already praising the effort—which took a fair amount of legislative wrangling to set up—is Danish food minister Eva Kjer Hansen, who called the amount of food wasted each year “ridiculous.”

'Ghost Protest' In Seoul Uses Holograms, Not People (jdargis)

The "ghost protest," organized by Amnesty International in Korea, followed the world's first-ever hologram demonstrations in Spain. Last April, thousands of virtual demonstrators marched in Madrid to protest the controversial Citizen Safety Law, which set extreme fines for demonstrators convening outside government buildings.

U.S. Researchers to Study a Lung Cancer Vaccine Developed in Cuba (jdargis)

The vaccine works by starving the cancer of factors that help it grow and spread. For patients in remission, the vaccine prevents future relapses. “We’re still at the very early stages of assessing the promise of this vaccine, but the evidence so far from clinical trials in Cuba and Europe has been striking,” Dr. Kelvin Lee, of the Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy Program at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY, told The Huffington Post.

A Year Of Weather 2015 (jdargis)

This visualisation, comprised of imagery from the geostationary satellites of EUMETSAT, NOAA and the JMA, shows an entire year of weather across the globe during 2015, with audio commentary from Mark Higgins, Training Manager at EUMETSAT.

400mph or bust: Meet the VBB-3, the world’s fastest electric car (jdargis)

"Motor technology is already there," Cooke said. "The real limit is where you get the energy from." For VBB-3, that means lithium-ion battery packs from A123 (VBB-2 used hydrogen fuel cells). The team—engineering students at OSU, remember—did the rest, integrating them in the powertrain, cooling them, and so on. There's a total of eight battery packs on the car, four on either side of the carbon fiber cockpit tub (enjoying a new life after retiring from its previous career as a Dallara IR03 IndyCar).

Presumed dead, wild Atlantic salmon return to the Connecticut River (jdargis)

The quest to resurrect Atlantic salmon in the Connecticut River began anew in the mid-1960s when the federal government and New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts and Connecticut joined forces. They worked to curb pollution in their shared river and also build passageways around some of the 2,500 dams that plugged the river and its feeder streams in the 11,250-square-mile Connecticut River watershed.

One of World’s Rarest Turtles Heading Back to the Wild (jdargis)

The Wildlife Conservation Society and the Royal Government of Cambodia’s Fisheries Administration announced that after a “headstart,” 21 captive-raised critically endangered southern river terrapins have been released back into their native habitat in southwest Cambodia. More than 150 villagers, government representatives, and religious leaders attended ceremonies for the release.

Gold & Silver

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Bond Vigilantes Push $258 Billion of Oil Debt Past Junk

Brazilian Banks Downgraded by Moody's After Sovereign Debt Cut

Bloomberg-13 hours ago
While the moves were prompted by the change in the sovereign rating, Brazilian banks' creditworthiness “may also face downward pressure if Brazil's very ...

Euro Heads for Weekly Drop as Inflation Data Spur Stimulus Bets

Bloomberg-2 hours ago
The euro headed for a second weekly decline as inflation data from Europe's major economies underscored the challenges ahead for European Central Bank ...

Abe's special adviser calls for Y5 tril in stimulus measures

Japan Today-17 hours ago
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's special economic adviser said Thursday the government needs to compile “stimulus measures worth at least 5 trillion yen” to ...
 

Chinese central bank chief hints at more stimulus for slowing economy

The Guardian-10 hours ago
The head of China's central bank has dropped a strong hint that Beijing is preparing to launch another round of stimulus as he sought to reassure the financial ...

Indian Bonds Rally as Central Bank to Buy Back More Debt

Bloomberg-3 hours ago
The Reserve Bank of India will purchase as much as 120 billion rupees ($1.7 billion) of notes on March 3, according to a statement after the close of markets on ...

UBS expects 250-300 bln euro of distressed credit in current cycle

Reuters-4 hours ago
UBS analysts estimated that $1 trillion in speculative-grade debt, which include junk bonds, leveraged loans, credit lines and private debt securities, face a high ...
 

Bond Vigilantes Push $258 Billion of Oil Debt Past Junk

Bloomberg-15 hours ago
What's more, debt issuance industry wide has all but ground to a halt after a ... losses of more than $15 billion and demand for junk-rated oil debt collapsed.

Mexico current account deficit deepest in at least 20 years

Reuters-22 hours ago
The current account deficit widened to $32.38 billion from $24.85 billion in ... The petroleum component of foreign trade slumped to a $9.9 billion deficit from a ...

Venezuela is shipping gold to pay debt

CNNMoney-22 hours ago
Venezuela is running out of cash and many experts believe there's a high chance it will default by this fall when a string of big debt payments are due.

 

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Can we please do something else?

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That about sums it up!!

Good find, T2H!

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