Today in Squirrel News, the U.S. gets a national emergency phone line for mental health crisis, Wellington residents are in for a treat as wildlife returns, and a social experiment in Paris looks to reclaim the streets.
U.S. launches 988 mental health hotline
The UN has been urging states to improve their health systems, saying there are nearly a billion people with mental conditions worldwide. Now the United States is heeding the call by introducing a support network patterned after 911.
Wildlife sightings boost conservation efforts in NZ capital
The world’s first fully-fenced urban ecosanctuary is seeing huge success as native bird species, orca and whales make a comeback. Its goal to restore part of the city to how it was 700 years ago may be a tall order, but resident mobilisation shows us otherwise.
TV to the rescue! The small screen’s battle to save the planet
From Blue Planet II to House of Games, programme-makers are putting the climate crisis on screen – and rethinking how the whole industry operates. The aim? Net zero by 2030.