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Elizabeth Jacyshyn-Owen

Ethiopia’s speed schools, driver-owned ride hailing app, retirement home for elephants

Ethiopia’s speed schools, driver-owned ride hailing app, retirement home for elephants

In today’s edition of Squirrel News, we’re talking about how Ethiopia’s child labourers are getting back into classrooms with speed schools, an alternative to Uber and Lyft owned by the drivers themselves, and France’s first sanctuary for ex-circus elephants.

Transparent salaries in Finland, blending nature with urban living, hemp sequestering CO2

Transparent salaries in Finland, blending nature with urban living, hemp sequestering CO2

In today’s edition of Squirrel News, we’re talking about Finland’s attempt to narrow the gender wage gap by encouraging open conversation around income, a huge increase in the number of new technologies fighting climate change, and how the UK’s hemp farms might be a key player in carbon dioxide sequestration.

Restoring and returning land to locals, virtual reality empathy machine, airport pig patrol

Restoring and returning land to locals, virtual reality empathy machine, airport pig patrol

In today’s edition of Squirrel News, we’re talking about a 71-year-old conservationist performing “capitalist jiujitsu” for the planet, a machine which uses virtual reality to stop domestic abusers from reoffending, and a pig patrol helping keep Europe’s busiest airport safe.

Egypt’s first female judges, Colombia’s anti-machismo hotline, alpaca therapy for the elderly

Egypt’s first female judges, Colombia’s anti-machismo hotline, alpaca therapy for the elderly Cairo, Egypt

In today’s edition of Squirrel News, we’re talking about a landmark moment for women’s rights in Egypt, Colombia’s violence prevention hotline aimed at challenging machismo, and how care home residents in Germany are benefitting from alpaca and llama therapy.

Ireland pilots basic income scheme for artists, green social prescribing, Philly bans minor traffic stops

Ireland pilots basic income scheme for artists, green social prescribing, Philly bans minor traffic stops artist, ireland

In today’s edition of Squirrel News, we’re talking about the launch of a basic guaranteed income scheme for artists and art workers in Ireland, an increase in the number of “nature on prescription” initiatives in the UK, and Philadelphia becoming the first US city to ban traffic stops for minor violations in an attempt to tackle racial profiling.

Cancer treatment breakthrough, clean environment declared human right, world’s fastest EV charger

Cancer treatment breakthrough, clean environment declared human right, world’s fastest EV charger

In today’s edition of Squirrel News, we’re talking about a groundbreaking trial which has successfully destroyed cancerous tumours in terminally ill patients, the UN’s recognition of access to a clean and healthy environment as a fundamental right, and the upcoming rollout of the world’s fastest electric car charger.