The Top 5 Happy Eco News Stories for January 24, 2022

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This week we have two guest posts. The first is by Spencer Yeomans, the creator of Untamed Space who tells us about the 8 benefits of camping. The second post is by blogger Alyssa Moylan from My Aussie Hub who tells us why skip bin is essential for waste management. We also have stories about KFC selling plant-based chicken, supertrees that can reduce emissions in major US cities, how sustainable treatment plants can help our planet, the bug that saved California, and the largest pumped hydro facility in the world.

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8 Benefits of Camping

Guest post by: Spencer Yeomans, creator of Untamed Space

How long has it been since you last woke up and just laid there, listening to the birds chirp? Since you took a stroll through the woods without anywhere to be at a certain time? Most likely, it’s been far too long, and now you’re starting to feel the effects of constantly living under stress and anxiety.

With the daily grind taking its toll, it’s important to carve out time to get away and relax, especially if it involves camping. As an activity that promotes better sleep patterns, improves mental dexterity and reduces stress, camping is a great way to increase your quality of life. Here are just a handful of reasons why you should plan a getaway sometime soon.

1. Stress Reduction

Stress is a constant companion for nearly all of us, but unfortunately, it’s also one of our greatest enemies. As a leading cause of heart disease, weight gain, high blood pressure, a weakened immune system, depression, stroke, (do I need to continue?), and much more, finding a way to reduce stress is vitally important…[read more].

Why is Skip Bin Hire Essential for Waste Management?

Guest post by: Alyssa Moylan, blogger at My Aussie Hub

Shifting to a new locality is itself a troublesome task. On top of that managing and discarding the waste is a big-time headache. A skip bin hire is the most economical solution to eliminate garbage off your premises. The professionals will not only assist you with the garbage disposal, but they also provide a waste management method. The service separates numerous waste materials effectively. Then, deal with the garbage in the most eco-friendly manner.

What Are Their Working Procedures?

Following is a step-wise explanation about how skip hire operates. It will assist you to comprehend the bin rental service.

  • The initial step in bin rental is to make a bin order. You only must provide your personal information, and other details. This includes the pickup address, the delivery schedule, and the bin capacity you prefer…[read more].

The Happy Eco News Weekly Top 5

  1. KFC Will Now Start Selling Fake Chicken

Takeaways:

  • Starting this year, Kentucky Fried Chicken will now sell plant-based chicken to replace their famous chicken breasts.
  • The company worked with Beyond Meat to find ways to mimic the consistency of ground chicken.
  • KFC’s parent companies, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell will soon also see plant-based protein on their menus… [read more].
  1. ‘Super Trees’ May Be Key to Helping Save Houston and Other US Cities

Takeaways:

  • Supertrees are native trees that can benefit the environment in a particular area especially in urban areas.
  • Houston, Texas has the highest amount of pollution and CO2 in the air.
  • Planting trees and maintaining groves would be essential to reduce emissions and preserve public healthy…[read more].

3. Sustainable Water Treatment Transforms Our Planet and Our Health

Takeaways:

  • Sustainable water treatment is necessary to help conserve water and to protect humans from water pollutants.
  • Some emerging water treatment technologies include nanotechnology for filtration, smart monitoring, and intelligent irrigation.
  • Government funding will be necessary to support a sustainable future in water treatment…[read more].
  1. The Bug That Saved California

Takeaways:

  • Since the early 1870s, California has been cultivating seedless novel and sweet Valencia oranges, this all changed when tree pest Icerya found its way into the state and damaged the crops.
  • The chief of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Division of Entomology, Charles Valentine Riley decided to try to find the pests’ natural enemies to act as pest control.
  • He managed to find a species of ladybug, now known as Novius cardinalis, that is known for eating large Icerya and it ended up being the world’s most successful experiment in biological control… [read more].
  1. Largest Pumped-Hydro Facility In World Turns On In China

Takeaways:

  • The State Grid Corporation of China has commissioned the largest pumped-hydro facility in the world.
  • Hydro storage provides low-cost, low-emission energy storage in locations across the globe.
  • China plans to have 62 gigawatts of pumped-hydro storage by 2025 and 120 gigawatts by 2030…[read more].

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