102 millionaires call to be taxed, degrees for homeless people, free test kits for spiked drinks
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In today’s edition of Squirrel News we’re talking about the demand of 102 millionaires to be taxed permanently, a university initiative helping homeless people get degrees, and free test kits provided to Newcastle students to recognise spiked drinks.
Millionaires call on governments worldwide to ‘tax us now’
A group of 102 wealthy people say “permanent wealth taxes on the richest” would reduce extreme inequality.
From adversity to university: homeless people get degrees
The University of Chichester gives people who have experienced homelessness access to higher education – “something that you wouldn’t have dreamed that you’d be doing”, one of them says.
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Non-profit org to provide hotel rooms to homeless women, children
Due to increasing need, Ohio-based shelter ACCESS is expanding its service with the help of hotels. The organization has been lending a helping hand to homeless women and children for decades.
Free kits that detect spiked drinks given to Newcastle students
After recent reports of women being spiked in bars and nightclubs, a student union steps in.
A robust UN treaty needed to address plastic pollution, report says
A report says the threat posed by plastic crisis is almost equal to that of climate change, hence the need for a binding UN treaty.
Cameras installed in nests to monitor comeback of threatened birds
The initiative comes after devastating bushfires took away the habitat of glossy black cockatoos.
Nigerian startups combat spread of fake medicines
Consumers can now confirm the authenticity of pharmaceutical drugs by scanning stickers that contain unique codes.
‘This alert is her scream’: new system would help locate missing Indigenous women
A program in Washington state is intended to trigger an effective search and raise awareness of the problem.
Turning defunct oil platforms into marine habitats
Campaigners say reefing a platform is a win-win situation. The procedure is less expensive than total rig removal, and for some species offshore rigs are better habitats than natural reefs.
Seaweed cultivation boosts ecosystem-human relationship
Indigenous communities are rolling their sleeves up for biocultural restoration. Not only does seaweed help fight climate change, it also plays a role in preserving traditions.