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The school run by kids, free mental health apps, the bison offsetting the CO2 emissions of 43,000 cars

The school run by kids, free mental health apps, the bison offsetting the CO2 emissions of 43,000 cars

In the last wrap-up of the week from Squirrel News, we delve into a unique educational approach fostering self-governance in Thailand’s schoolchildren, the launch of free mental health apps for children in California, and how a herd of 170 bison might hold the key to storing CO2 emissions equivalent to thousands of vehicles.

Antwerp’s free-tree initiative, tackling Amsterdam’s housing crisis, new blueprint for addiction recovery

Antwerp’s free-tree initiative, tackling Amsterdam’s housing crisis, new blueprint for addiction recovery

In the latest edition of Squirrel News, we delve into Antwerp’s initiative to distribute 2,000 free trees across the city, a cooperative-led solution to Amsterdam’s housing crisis, and Vermont’s fresh approach to addiction recovery.

Lessons on childhood obesity, US overfishing hits historic low, world’s largest carbon capture facility

Lessons on childhood obesity, US overfishing hits historic low, world’s largest carbon capture facility

Today at Squirrel News, we’re talking about the overwhelming success of two local approaches to fighting childhood obesity, new data suggesting that the USA’s marine ecosystems are bouncing back from overfishing, and the launch of a biggest-ever CO2-capturing plant in Iceland.

Finland’s fight against fake news, new gene therapy restores hearing in deaf toddler, fencing over firearms

Finland’s fight against fake news, new gene therapy restores hearing in deaf toddler, fencing over firearms

Join us at Squirrel News today as we delve into Finland’s innovative approach to nurturing critical thinking skills in classrooms, a gene therapy trial that’s successfully restored hearing in a deaf toddler, and a fencing initiative in Nairobi offering a constructive path forward for young people.

Australia cancels $3 billion of student debt, Germany’s suicide prevention strategy, social media detox benefits

Australia cancels $3 billion of student debt, Germany’s suicide prevention strategy, social media detox benefits

Today at Squirrel News, we delve into Australia’s move to eliminate $3 billion of student debt, the launch of Germany’s long-awaited suicide prevention programme, and the positive outcomes of social media detox, as revealed by a recent study from York University.