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In today’s edition of Squirrel News, we’re talking about a company culture where colleagues collectively decide on salaries, a guaranteed income scheme for low income workers in Stockton, and a water conservation fund preserving the ecosystem and increasing water supply as well as income in Ecuador.
Colleagues collectively decide on salaries in democratically run company in Argentina
The software firm 10Pines’ staff not only collectively decide on their salaries, but receive 50% of the company’s profits in a low-hierarchy set-up.
Guaranteed income scheme improves lives of low-income workers in US cities
Low-income workers in Stockton receive an additional $500 US-Dollars monthly at random. The programme which particularly benefits workers in the food system is taken up by further cities throughout the USA.
Consumers are being turned into conservationists by water fund in Ecuador
FORAGUA’s initiatives increase the water supply, restore and conserve land, whilst offering alternative sources of income in Ecuadorian municipalities.
England and Wales to include mothers’ names on marriage certificates
In its move towards digitalisation the British government now will also include the mothers’ names on the digital marriage records.
The New York Times
Swap and go: electric trucks to run between Sydney and Brisbane using exchangeable batteries
Batteries can be swapped in three minutes, removing the need for trucks to plug in and charge. The average range of the battery lies at 400 to 600 km.
European Union approves mealworms as first insect protein
The European Commission declared that the dried yellow mealworm can now be distributed throughout the 27 membership states.
Consuming insects could be the future of the world’s nutrition
The eating of insects, also known as entomophagy, is already common among millions worldwide, and could turn into the future’s sustainable source of proteins.
‘Gamechanger’: Uganda launches drone delivering HIV drugs to remote islands
Technology could ensure critical medicines reach Lake Victoria communities with country’s highest prevalence of HIV/Aids.
Island activist wins court judgement on climate action against German government
As a result of Sophie Backsen’s lawsuit to protect her family’s 300-year-old farm in Pellworm, the government now has to update its law in order to reduce carbon emissions to zero by 2050.
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Conservation dogs help perserve biodiversity in US
The dogs identify weeds and animals with their delicate sense of smell, vastly outperforming human or technological measures.
Reasons to be cheerful
Radical rescue plan restores corals in Belize
The non-profit Fragments of Hope used micro fragmentation to restore southern Belizes coral reefs in 2006 after a hurricane. 14 years later the results outperform common restoration methods.