Today on Squirrel News, we take a look at the online university being prepared to help Afghan students, India’s method of coping with a shortage of eye specialist medics, and the debut of smart fishing nets.
Digital university to offer courses to Afghans
Germany-based Afghan intellectuals intend to found a digital university offering Afghan students worldwide a chance to continue their education.
How improvised solutions are helping save Indian babies from blindness
In a country experiencing medical manpower shortages, a novel system has been employed to bring quality health care even to the most remote villages.
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AI-equipped “Smart Trawls” to help save aquatic wildlife
Trawlers destroy millions of tonnes of “unwanted” fish annually. With the advent of technologically modified fishing nets, however, these unnecessary deaths can now be reduced.
Exploring eco-friendly ways to bury our dead
From air pollution to sinking valuable resources in the ground, many burial practices have negative impacts on the environment. But there are means through which we can ameliorate these impacts.
EU seeks to improve freelancers’ working conditions
The European Commission wants to give freelance labourers the same level of privileges and rights that apply to regular enployees.
The volunteers who help the visually impaired via the internet
Millions of volunteers have signed up to an app that enables them help blind strangers with their daily tasks.
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The tech-savvy indigenous leader defending threatened territory
With the aid of modern technology, Betty Rubio monitors and protects her people’s forests from illegal miners, loggers and drug runners.
What this indigenous community can teach us about sustainable agriculture
An indigenous community in India’s Meghalaya state evolved an indigenous system of agriculture that promotes agrobiodiversity and climate resilience.
Stopping street violence before it starts
With gang and drug-related violence still rife in many parts of America, this group of volunteers is tackling the problem through behavioral therapy.
Ten ways to confront the climate crisis without losing hope
It’s easy to despair at the climate crisis, or to decide it’s already too late – but it’s not. Here’s how to keep the fight alive.