Elizabeth Jacyshyn-Owen

US suicide rates plummet, New York’s urban beehives, Africa’s Wikipedia editors write their own history

US suicide rates plummet, New York’s urban beehives, Africa’s Wikipedia editors write their own history

In today’s edition of Squirrel News, we’re talking about the biggest annual decline in US suicide rates in four decades, amateur beekeepers bringing a buzz to New York’s rooftops, and a campaign across the African continent helping Black communities control their own narrative on Wikipedia.

Bald eagle population quadruples, satellite-based financial aid, Middle Eastern peacebuilding trio

Bald eagle population quadruples, satellite-based financial aid, Middle Eastern peacebuilding trio

In today’s edition of Squirrel News, we’re talking about an explosion in the American bald eagle population as a result of conservation efforts, Togo’s innovative approach to coping with pandemic-related poverty, and a unique organisation in the Middle East uniting conflicting nations to preserve their local environment.

New York to legalise marijuana, tackling drought with recycled water, NZ approves paid miscarriage leave

New York to legalise marijuana, tackling drought with recycled water, NZ approves paid miscarriage leave

In today’s edition of Squirrel News, we’re looking at New York’s plan to legalise recreational marijuana and reinvest taxes into marginalised communities, reclaimed wastewater as a solution to farming in hot climates, and how New Zealand is the second country in the world to offer paid leave after a miscarriage or stillbirth.