Canada to stop handgun sales, female anti-poaching squad, Carabinieri using bees
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Today in Squirrel News, Canada’s Prime Minister announces efforts to tighten gun control, Zimbabwe’s first all-women anti-poaching unit aims to change the face of conservation, and Italy’s Carabinieri protect the environment with the help of bees.
New Canadian bill to stop handgun sales
Following another deadly shooting in the United States, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced a new bill to tighten gun control in the country.
How other countries regulate gun usage
In countries outside of the US, guns can be part of life, too. But mass shootings are not.
Reasons to be Cheerful
Unit of female-only Rangers in Zimbabwe is combating poaching and poverty
First of its kind in Zimbabwe, Akashinga is an all-female unit of anti-poachers who aim to diversify the face of conservation.
Good Good Good
How Italy’s Carabinieri use bees to protect the environment
Usually occupied with tackling the infamous Mafia organisations, the Carabinieri are also tasked with monitoring and protecting the environment. A new tactic employs bees.
Welsh housing initiative to boost ecological lifestyles
In order to address the average Welsh citizen’s heavy use of resources, the government has launched an ecological living scheme that allows people to bypass planning laws if their lifestyles are sustainable.
Struggles From Below
New enzyme could finally make plastic biodegradable
Researchers have discovered an enzyme that degrades PET plastic very quickly, a possible solution for non-biodegradable plastics.
Young woman in India implements successful ambitious plastic ban
Priyanka Tiwari has managed to change her village dramatically through a plastic ban, greywater recylcling, a crematorium, and a library all in one year.
The Better India
These siblings are using their own experiences to push back against female foeticide
After witnessing her parents nearly being pushed into aborting their second daughter, Sanjoli Banerjee has propelled herself into the world of activism alongside her sister, Ananya.
The Better India
The environmental crisis brings greater attention to North-Africa’s agrovoltaic systems
Amongst the more extreme climate and political conditions plaguing modern times, agrovoltaic systems in Northern Africa may provide a more robust self-sufficient platform.
How to predict famine before it hits
Decades ago, researchers set a goal to ensure famine never again takes the world by surprise. Despite huge successes, immense untapped potential remains in their forecasting tools.