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Today in Squirrel News, the Colombian capital is banning the harming and killing of animals in bullfighting, an underwater sculpture helps to save 5,000 corals, and a new EU project is about to use wastewater as an innovative resource.
Bogota protects bulls in bullfighting
Aiming to decrease demand for the ancient tradition of bullfighting, the city council of Bogota banned the harming and killing of animals in bullfighting.
Artifical coral is helping restore endangered ocean creatures in Thailand
Named after the sea goddess Mazu, an underwater sculpture now holds 5,000 coral plants in its structures.
The Planetary Press
Project financed by the European Commission optimises the usability of waste water
Commencing in June 2020, the ULTIMATE project is purposed to make use of waste water beyond just storage.
‘Decolonise and rename’ streets of Uganda and Sudan, activists urge
Campaigners target statues of slave owners and roads named after imperial armies as protests spread to Africa.
Germany will be prohibitung single-use plastic products starting July 2021
Joining France, Canada and China, Germany has opted to cut down sale of single-use plastic products from 2021 onwards.
The Planetary Press
A Chinese city grants residents the right to perform background checks based on past offences on potential spouses
As an initiative to reduce domestic violence, the city of Yiwu has confirmed that residents can access their partner’s abuse record before getting married.
A Kenyan made video conferencing app promises to connect the African continent
Gumzo is the first video conferencing platform with servers in Kenya, seeking to improve poor network issues across Africa.
From dusted-off bikes to electric dreams: UK green economy booms on back of Covid-19
Pandemic accelerates developments in sustainability from businesses and consumers.
Sam Mendes launches fund for theatre workers hit by Covid-19 crisis
The Theatre Artists Fund is designed to help workers ‘at breaking point’ who do not benefit from government aid.
An ancient Aboriginal site, preserved on the seabed
For a long time in the past, sea levels around Australia were much lower than they are today. Now researchers have uncovered an ancient archaeological site on the seabed, where Aborigines seem to once have lived.