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πŸ’‘ Warp News Newsletter #74

πŸ’‘ Warp News Newsletter #74

The week's fact-based optimistic news.

Warp Editorial Staff
Warp Editorial Staff

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πŸ’‘ The future is created by optimists

Here is our celebration of the optimists that are pushing the human race forward.

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Please check out the result, and share it with your friends.

Mathias Sundin
CEO of Warp News
Chairman of Warp Institute

Fact-based optimistic news of the week

🌊 New AI tool can check up on ocean health from space.

A new AI tool uses machine learning to gain insight into ocean health by analyzing the ocean’s colour.

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🌟 Electric cars for the people!

Electric cars are often described as "expensive". That perception is changing. A French-Romanian electric car contributes to that.

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πŸ’΅ It is more profitable to protect wilderness than to exploit it.

Exploiting wilderness can cost more than protecting it, even if we only see it financially, a new study shows.

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🌍 Global Forest Watch can now see through clouds.

World Resources Institute’s Global Forest Watch can now see through clouds and thereby track deforestation shortly after it occurs.

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πŸ’‰ The fervor surrounding the Astra vaccine once again shows how the media drives fear - and it costs lives.

The media's obsession over the AstraZeneca vaccine can be dismissed as part of the media logic and the truism "if it bleeds it leads". But in this case, and in many others, it costs lives. It can not simply be shrugged off.

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☠ The tool that helps you identify fake news.

The news evaluator tests your ability to recognize fake news and gives tips on how you can get better at source criticism.

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🌱 Seaweed as carbon offsets?

A new startup plans to grow kelp, a seaweed, in micro-farms on the seafloor - and sell the offsets. This new method is even more efficient than tree-planting.

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🌱 The kelp elevator boosts kelp growth four-fold.

Scientists develop an underwater elevator that boosts kelp growth four-fold by raising and lowering it to different depths.

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πŸ’‘ Here's to the optimists - our celebration of the crazy optimists that are changing the world.

Here’s to the optimists, the dreamers, the doers, the creatives, the builders of something new. Here is our video celebrating the crazy optimists who are changing the world.

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♻️ A new type of plastic is recycled with near-perfect efficiency.

Researchers have discovered a method where hard plastic polymer can be broken down and recycled with almost perfect efficiency.

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