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In this issue of Squirrel News, vegetables are airdropped in New South Wales in a bid to feed the bushfire victims, a boss in England is giving his nonsmoking employees four extra days off per year, and carbon footprint labelling on food is being pioneered by Quorn so that consumers can be aware of their diet’s impact on the environment.
Vegetables are raining from the sky in aid for Australia’s fire-affected animals
Across New South Wales, tons of carrots and sweet potatoes are being airdropped for the surviving rock-wallaby colonies
Source: Huffington Post
In England, non-smoking employees at this company earn four extra days off per year
A boss in Swindon, England is incentivising his staff to give up smoking by rewarding them with holiday
Quorn leading the way in introducing carbon footprint food labelling
Meatless food manufacturer Quorn set an example in providing better understanding of the environmental impact of their products
Climate action and eco-anxiety becomes part of New Zealand’s school syllabus
While some countries are attempting to curb climate activism, this programme offers 11-15 year olds the resources and spaces to engage with it
Source: Global Citizen
Successfully created embryo gives hope to rhino species on verge of extinction
Two northern white rhinos remain, and both are female, yet researches have now created a viable embryo using frozen sperm
Source: AP News
Looking ahead, Australia could benefit from aboriginal fire management
Employing knowledge that stretches back thousands of years, a shift to cultural burning rather than Western-style controlled burning could be vital for Australia’s future
Source: Yes Magazine
African grey parrots shown to be empathetic enough to help one another
Along with humans, bonobos and orangutans, these birds are smart enough to assist one another when in need
Source: New Scientist
Mexico sets an example with Latin America’s first ever feminist foreign policy
Last week the Mexican government published a road map on how their foreign policy will put gender at its heart, being the first Southern country to do so.
How can we curb our costly addiction to palm oil?
Palm oil is destroying rainforests yet has become almost unavoidable, so what are the alternatives?
Source: BBC News
This new product is the size of a fridge, but with the ability to recycle up to 85% of household water
Hydraloop is a household water recycling plant that points toward a future of more efficient water usage