100 Million trees for Borneo, “magical” cycling cities, algae-based cement
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Today in Squirrel News, over 1000 farmers have started large-scale reforestation in Borneo; more and more cities around the world are becoming cycle friendly; and a Colorado-based company has developed a cement-like material grown from micro-algae.
Farmers plant 100 million trees in Borneo
In Borneo, entire forests fell victim to palm oil plantations and gold miners. Now, over 1,000 farmers are taking part in a reforestation programme which has already planted 100 million trees.
Cities worldwide are becoming more cycle friendly
Speaking with multiple experts it is becoming clear that cities around the world are striving to become much more cycle-friendly after the pandemic, potentially switching cars for bikes.
This cement-like substance is produced from micro-algae
Promethues Materials has developed a cement-like substance that they say has taken inspiration from nature, and is produced at a lower carbon emission value.
Spain drafts new law to reduce food waste
If greenlit by Spanish Parliament, the new law could introduce measures such as free takeaway bags at restaurants and make businesses pay up to €60,000 in fines if they do not reduce their food waste.
Developmental drug sees tumors vanish during clinical trials
In a recent small-scale clinical trial, a research team developing a new drug for cancer has reported tumours disappearing in all of their participants.
EU makes decision on single charger for phones
The USB Type-C port has been chosen as the model that companies will be required to provide compatible chargers for, as of 2024 in the EU.
More than six tonnes of glass donated by Vilnius towards rebuilding of bombed Kyiv buildings
The Lithuanian capital city has reportedly provided a Kyiv suburb with tonnes of glass in an effort to replace the windows blown out by Russian bombing.
Potential solutions to making steel production greener and more sustainable
As the demand for the wonder material is set to grow and grow, more sustainable and climate-friendly methods of production are becoming more critical to the industry’s future. These methods could offer the solutions so sorely needed.
Sustainable architecture company run by eight friends transforms villages in India
Building homes made from Kulhads and earthquake-durable schools, these eight friends have led multiple projects to transform local villages.
The Better India
Solutions from startups mitigate New Orleans flooding issues
After years of perceived inaction from the local government, this community decided to take the issues of flooding upon themselves and put together a citizen collective with solutions to tackle the issue.
Christian Science Monitor