Cheetah population doubles, non-violent policing in LA, UK’s first social supermarket
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In today’s edition of Squirrel News, we’re talking about a metapopulation project in South Africa which has boosted the cheetah population, a movement in LA to shift money away from armed policing, and a supermarket model in the UK aiming to reduce waste.
A metapopulation project in South Africa has dramatically increased the number of wild cheetahs
The country has now begun translocating the cats beyond its borders.
Movements to shift money from armed traffic police to care-based initiatives are gaining traction in the US
The goal is to adjust city planning to improve street design, thus lowering the number of traffic stops which disproportionately affect Black drivers.
The UK’s first social supermarket chain is successfully tackling food waste
By selling surplus stock from other supermarkets at a heavily discounted price, Community Shop is addressing the growing issue of food poverty.
An innovative rental model is allowing Cincinnati tenants to build equity with each rent payment
The move has shown a clear community benefit and gives more control to the renter, in addition to improving their credit.
Source: Reasons To Be Cheerful
One of the largest retailers in New Zealand is tackling period poverty with hygiene product donations
The initiative comes as part of a wider movement across the country raising awareness of period inequality.
Source: Global Citizen
Airbus is planning a zero-emissions aircraft fuelled by hydrogen
The aviation firm has announced three differents concepts, with the aim of taking to the skies by 2035.
Source: The Guardian
German medical students are campaigning for abortions to be taught as part of their studies
With doctors able to perform the procedure in decline, the Charité university hospital in Berlin last year added abortion to its curriculum for the first time.
Source: BBC News
Vietnam has created a huge new nature reserve in an attempt to protect the elusive “Asian unicorn”
Conservations are celebrating the creation of the Dong Chau-Khe Nuoc Trong Nature Reserve as a win for the region’s wildlife.
A café in London is helping residents to lower their fuel bills and reduce their energy consumption
The South London co-operative CREW Energy advises communities on powering their homes more efficiently.
Source: Global Citizen
An abandoned airport in Mexico is being turned back into an ancient lake
After construction was halted due to the difficulties of building on waterlogged soil, city officials have decided to let nature take over and build a complex of parks, lakes, and ponds.
Source: VOA News