Good News Headlines 7/31/2023

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21 Visionaries Who Enact Revolutionary Change and Build Indigenous Power Receive NDN Changemaker Fellows

by NDN Collective

NDN Collective announced the 2023/24 NDN Changemaker Fellow Cohort, consisting of 21 Indigenous leaders from throughout Turtle Island and beyond who are radically transforming Indigenous communities by defending Indigenous lands, waters, and rights; developing solutions for the future that regenerate the health of Earth and our communities; and revitalizing our languages, governance practices, ceremonies, and ways of life.

This Family Breeds Millions Of Insects To Help Farmers Choose Predators Over Pesticides

by Meg Roberts, CBC News

As the CBC’s Meg Roberts reports, an Amherstburg company is making a buzz in the market after years of breeding millions of bugs. Meshal Mustafa helps run the business, Growliv. Roselyne Labbe, a research scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, says using bugs to tackle pests, known as biocontrol, is a growing industry.

These Ancient Chinese ‘Skywells’ Are Keeping Homes Cool As Green Architects Learn From The Past

by Andy Corbley, Good News Network

In China, more and more modern buildings are being planned around antique design features known as “skywells” used in the country’s humid south at least since the Ming Dynasty of the 14th century. A skywell is basically a square or rectangular courtyard in the middle of the floor plan on which one side is a stone wall. Overhead hang the classic dou gong, or beam and bracket eaves. This shades the ground and funnels rainwater into a central basin.

Vacant Office Near D.C. Turns Into Indoor Farm–Using Empty Buildings To Grow Food

by Andy Corbley, Good News Network

Arlington, Virginia is like a gateway to the city of Washington D.C. Part of the Metro line, but across the Potomac, it’s nevertheless a busy area and not the kind of place you’d expect to be able to get minutes-old, farm-fresh produce. But Area 2 Farms is growing greens, herbs, and root vegetables in a vertical farm thanks to the dearth of traditional office tenants. With high-rise office space remaining vacant even after the end of the pandemic, landlords are open to ideas.

Pacific Garbage Patch Is Teeming With Life–An Ecosystem Older Than Plastic But No One Saw It

by Andy Corbley, Good News Network

In the northern Pacific Ocean, a powerful ocean ‘gyre’ pulls together several ocean currents into a single region—the site of the infamous Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP). However, longer before there was plastic waste in these waters, and in spite of it, the Northern Pacific ocean gyre is teeming with specially-adapted marine organisms that drift through the sea. Scientists recently documented hundreds of different life forms all concentrated within the center of the GPGP.