These Beautiful Underwater Sculptures Serve to Support Marine Life

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The exhibit displays six mask-like sculptures made of PH neutral materials and features textured surfaces to encourage marine life to return to the area. By Arielle Tiangco for The Optimist Daily: Making Solutions the News © 2021 The Optimist Daily – All Rights Reserved These Beautiful Underwater Sculptures Serve to Support Marine Life Sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor has recently erected an underwater ecomuseum near Saint-Marguerite Island, off the coast of Cannes in France. The exhibit displays six mask-like sculptures made of PH neutral materials and features textured surfaces to encourage…

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Citizen Scientists Step Up to Track Cicada Rising

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This year researchers are particularly focused on early cicada sightings to determine how many are being tricked out of their natural cycle by a warming planet. By Amelia Buckley for The Optimist Daily: Making Solutions the News © 2021 The Optimist Daily – All Rights Reserved Citizen Scientists Step Up to Track Cicada Rising Citizen science has been booming during the pandemic as curious adventurers seek out new ways to get involved in their local natural environment. As billions of cicadas rise up after their 17-year slumber, teams of citizen…

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Study: Electricity-Eating Bacteria Could Help Fight Climate Change

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Because these bacteria are common and thriving in marine sediments, they may already hold a key for future engineered approaches to combating climate change. By Vlad Harabara for The Optimist Daily: Making Solutions the News © 2021 The Optimist Daily – All Rights Reserved Study: Electricity-Eating Bacteria Could Help Fight Climate Change From spreading crushed rocks in forests and farmlands to constructing green buildings with materials that suck carbon up out of the atmosphere, scientists are hard at work developing innovative solutions that reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. More recently, a…

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San Francisco to Offer Free Museum Admissions for Low-Income Residents

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All San Franciscans regardless of income, deserve the opportunity to experience the joy & inspiration our incredible arts & cultural institutions have to offer. By Amelia Buckley for The Optimist Daily: Making Solutions the News © 2021 The Optimist Daily – All Rights Reserved San Francisco to Offer Free Museum Admissions for Low-Income Residents As museums start to open back up this summer, San Francisco is making it easier for all residents to enjoy the beauty of art with their new Museums for All program. The new program provides free…

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How Brands & Non-Profits Can Destigmatize Menstruation

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For instance, the brand Libresse became the first ad to ditch that strange blue liquid that demonstrates the effectiveness of period products. By Arielle Tiangco for The Optimist Daily: Making Solutions the News © 2021 The Optimist Daily – All Rights Reserved How Brands and Non-Profits Can Destigmatize Menstruation Before the pandemic, “period poverty” was already an issue. Over the course of the pandemic, due to job instability and income loss, the problem of period poverty has been exacerbated. A UK-based non-profit that supplies period products to the underprivileged called…

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