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In today’s edition of Squirrel News, we have articles on artificial jellyfish that capture CO2 from oceans, disadvantaged teenagers receiving laptops to ensure fair educational opportunities, and the 50th anniversary of Earth Day that will also be the largest ever online mass mobilisation.
“Artificial Jellyfish” capture carbon from the sea
The small devices capitalise on the plentiful CO2 floating at the top of oceans, and capturing it saves on fossil fuels used to pump carbon from underground.
Disadvantaged teenagers in England can borrow laptops for online lessons
As the educative system has moved online, the policy helps students without access to laptops continue to learn, ensuring fairer access for all.
This Earth Day will be the largest online mass mobilisation to have ever taken place
April 22nd marks 50 years of Earth Day, but this year the protests will take a different form as climate activists around the world will demonstrate for climate action.
Women in Uganda urged to use contraception during lockdown by the Archbishop
This marks a milestone towards reproductive rights for females, with family planning groups hailing the decision to break Anglican tradition.
‘Cloud brightening’: the ambitious method tried by scientists to help protect the Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef has been damaged drastically by climate change, which scientists are aiming to reverse through methods like ‘cloud brightening’, which cools waters around the reefs by making the clouds reflect more sunlight by shooting salt into the air.
Facebook alerts those who have viewed coronavirus misinformation to battle against the global ‘infodemic’
On Thursday, Facebook reported it will begin notifying users who have interacted with harmful misinformation to help combat the ‘infodemic’.
Aluminium ‘bath sponge’ developed by scientists to boost hydrogen-powered cars
One gram of the aluminium-based material contains billions of tiny pores, allowing it to hold and release large quantities of gas at lower costs and pressures than previously available.
“Together at Home” concert raises nearly $128 million to help the WHO fight Covid-19
The charity concert included a wide range of celebrities performing from their homes, raising money and fostering a sense of global connection.
Mum from Mumbai recycles 750 tons of waste per year by turning Tetra Pak into school desks
Entrepreneur Monisha Narke stated the ‘Go Green with Tetra Pak’ initiative in 2012, recycling used Tetra Paks into composite sheets for objects like desks, garden benches and coasters.
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New York Governor allows couples in lockdown to get married online
The order permits clerks to perform ceremonies over video and couples to apply remotely for their marriage licence, allowing citizens to maintain some normality in an otherwise disruptive time.