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In today’s edition of Squirrel News, we’re looking at the first large carnivore to be relocated across continents for conservation purposes, a power plant using cocoa waste to provide energy to 1.7 million households, and a foundation distributing radios to spread anti female genital mutilation messages across the African continent.
Cheetahs return to India for the first time in 60 years
The subcontinent now has the capacity and resources — as well as a national park and two wildlife sanctuaries — to reintroduce the world’s fastest land animal more than half a century after being declared extinct in the country.
Ivory coast to build biomass power plant fuelled by cocoa waste
The plant powered by cocoa shells and sweatings could produce between 46 and 70 megawatts of energy annually, providing 1.7 million people with electricity.
“On a rampage”: the African women fighting to end FGM
Ifrah Ahmed and her grassroots Ifrah foundation train students, MPs, religious leaders and community groups on female genital mutilation, distributing radios to spread anti-FGM messages.
International agencies join forces to combat worldwide crime operations
The FBI created its very own encrypted messaging app to lure criminals into unwillingly sharing information on their illegal operations, leading to hundreds of arrests in more than 12 countries.
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English Football Association elects its first chairwoman
After 157 years, Debbie Hewitt is the first woman to be named chair of the organisation, and hopefully other countries could be inspired to follow suit.
Barcelona street sellers take on Nike with own-brand trainers
Ethical streetwear co-operative Top Manta says profits will help migrant vendors “become legal and work for a decent wage”.
Cryptocurrencies attempt to reduce energy consumption issues
The “proof of stake” form of cryptocurrency mining could dramatically reduce energy consumption as well as computing power.
Neighbours share medication after recovering from COVID-19 in India
The Meds for More Initiative collects and assesses the medication from survivors in centres before delivering it to those suffering from the virus.
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US churches provide affordable housing on their own land
With global house prices skyrocketing, one of the world’s most prominent landowners is using its land to provide affordable homes.
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Colombian helpline aims to reduce domestic violence and machismo culture
The helpline encourages men dealing with feelings of jealousy and anger to call in, targeting the main perpetrators of domestic violence instead of the victims.