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Elizabeth Jacyshyn-Owen

Detroit’s homicide rate plummets, EU bans destruction of unsold clothing, saving a forest by building a clinic

Detroit’s homicide rate plummets, EU bans destruction of unsold clothing, saving a forest by building a clinic

In the latest instalment of Squirrel News, we delve into the huge decrease in Detroit’s homicide rate thanks to a city-wide programme, the European Union’s endorsement of a ban on the destruction of unsold clothing in favour of eco-friendly alternatives, and a medical clinic striking a harmonious chord between conservation efforts and community well-being.

Blue whales make a comeback, koala corridors, the butterflies helping detect cancer

Blue whales make a comeback, koala corridors, the butterflies helping detect cancer

Today we’re talking about how the largest animals on Earth are returning to a safe tropical haven decades after being hunted to near extinction, a novel conservation strategy set to help Australia’s iconic marsupial, and an imaging sensor that mimics the visual system of the Papilio butterfly in order to detect cancer cells.

Empowering Ugandan girls with bikes, embracing nature on corporate boards, solar powered health facilities

Empowering Ugandan girls with bikes, embracing nature on corporate boards, solar powered health facilities

In today’s edition of Squirrel News, we discover how a non-governmental organisation in Uganda is breaking down barriers for girls in accessing education, an interiors company incorporating the natural world into their boardroom decisions, and how the transformative possibilities of solar power could be key in revolutionising healthcare in less affluent nations.

EU caps methane emissions, AI predicts heart attack risk, Colombia’s anti-machismo school

EU caps methane emissions, AI predicts heart attack risk, Colombia’s anti-machismo school

Today at Squirrel News, we’re exploring a big breakthrough in emissions legislation in the EU, an AI tool helping doctors predict the risk of heart attacks a decade before they happen, and how mobile outreach teams and tailored classes helping men in Colombia transform the culture of machismo.

World’s first marine protected area for sperm whales, Morocco’s earthquake relief, solar energy in Rio’s favelas

World’s first marine protected area for sperm whales, Morocco’s earthquake relief, solar energy in Rio’s favelas Sperm Whales

Today at Squirrel News, we’re exploring the creation of the world’s first marine protected area for sperm whales in Dominica, an interactive database bringing earthquake relief to off-the-map villages in Morocco, and an organisation aiming to demonstrate the transformative potential of solar power in Rio’s favelas.

First-ever whole-eye transplant, heroin users trained to detect ODs, drive against childhood illiteracy in Angola

First-ever whole-eye transplant, heroin users trained to detect ODs, drive against childhood illiteracy in Angola

The latest edition of Squirrel News explores a groundbreaking world-first surgery feat, an initiative to train opiate users to spot overdoses and intervene in Scotland, and a literacy project empowering children in Angola.