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In today’s edition of Squirrel News, we’re looking at a global journalist collective continuing the work of colleagues killed as a result of their reporting, Europe’s renewable energy boom leading to fossil fuels taking a backseat, and Estonia’s new position as the only country led by women.
Investigative journalists are continuing the work of their murdered colleagues
The Cartel Project is coordinated by Forbidden Stories, an organisation whose mission is to publish the work of reporters killed in the line of duty.
Electricity produced by renewable energy overtakes fossil fuels in Europe
For the first time, electricity generated from renewable sources surpassed that produced by fossil fuels in 2020.
Estonia is now the only country led by women
The Estonian Parliament approved the government led by Prime Minister Kaja Kallas – appointed by President Kersti Kaljulaid – making the country now the only one to be led by women.
First full-time Black female assistant coach appointed in American Football
After serving as a coaching intern for Washington’s football team, Jennifer King is now the first Black woman to fulfill the position of NFL assistant coach.
Fine-free libraries encourage readers to return
More and more libraries in the US are abandoning fines on overdue books in order to alleviate discrimination based on income.
Reasons To Be Cheerful
Boeing has announced that its entire fleet of aircraft will run on sustainable fuels by 2030
Following first successful test flights using 100% renewable fuels, the aviation giant commits to adapting its planes over the course of the next decade.
Finnish hockey team goes carbon neutral to raise awareness of climate change
The Lahti Pelicans have also taken the unusual step of replacing their jersey numbers with interesting environmental facts relevant to their city.
Greenground Map connects London’s green recreational areas
Based on the famous tube map, a new movement maps out green areas in London, with plans in place to adapt the model for other large cities.
Abandoned oil rigs are unexpected new platforms for marine ecosystems
Although controversial when actively used for oil extraction, the subsurface parts of the abandoned rigs provide ideal circumstances for flourishing marine life.
Prison inmates studying to be entrepreneurs after their release
With many parolees facing prejudice and difficulty finding new employment in the outside world, these prisoners are preparing to start their own businesses behind bars.
First Nations people use underwater drones to map and preserve marine life
The Songhees Nation of British Columbia has joined forces with local scientists to complete the first marine survey of culturally important species around the Tl’ches archipelago.