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Elizabeth Jacyshyn-Owen

Gun taxes to fund violence prevention programmes, female crash test dummies, water-filtering fleas

Gun taxes to fund violence prevention programmes, female crash test dummies, water-filtering fleas

Today at Squirrel News, we’re looking at how California is doubling taxes on firearms and ammunition to pay for school safety initiatives, the first crash test dummy modelled on the female body, and how tiny water fleas could play a big role in filtering pollutants out of wastewater.

Landmark high seas treaty takes shape, Bhutan’s snow leopard boom, video documentaries for court defendants

Landmark high seas treaty takes shape, Bhutan’s snow leopard boom, video documentaries for court defendants

Today at Squirrel News, we’re exploring a groundbreaking UN treaty set to boost ocean protections, Bhutan’s milestone achievement with a big increase in snow leopard numbers, and the videos helping people accused of crimes received a fair sentence.

Historic women’s quota bill in India, protecting Brazil’s Indigenous communities, high school for dropouts

Historic women’s quota bill in India, protecting Brazil’s Indigenous communities, high school for dropouts

Today at Squirrel News, we’re talking about a groundbreaking piece of legislation set to reserve a proportion of parliamentary and state assembly seats for women in India, the protection of land rights for Indigenous groups in Brazil, and an education centre in the US giving adults a second chance to get a high school diploma.

“Holy grail” palm oil alternative, Parkland survivor creates healing app, sponsor an ocean

“Holy grail” palm oil alternative, Parkland survivor creates healing app, sponsor an ocean

Today at Squirrel News, we’re talking about a groundbreaking sustainable alternative to deforestation-fuelling palm oil, a smartphone app developed by a school shooting survivor to help children heal from traumatic experiences, and Niue’s innovative plan to protect its slice of the Pacific.

Denmark launches world’s first green container ship, robot reef restoration, UK sees butterfly population boom

Denmark launches world’s first green container ship, robot reef restoration, UK sees butterfly population boom

In today’s edition of Squirrel news, we’re talking about a promising milestone for the international shipping industry, a novel robot-driven approach to rejuvenating coral reefs, and a remarkable increase in the UK’s butterfly population.

Peer-to-peer lending transforms lives, Florida’s first hurricane-proof town, preventing gun violence with basketball

Peer-to-peer lending transforms lives, Florida’s first hurricane-proof town, preventing gun violence with basketball

In today’s edition of Squirrel News, we’re exploring an innovative approach to finance changing lives in rural India, the first Floridian town built to withstand hurricanes, and Philadelphia’s unusual new method of tackling gun violence.