Climate activists take Montana to trial, Danish tech network for refugee women, sharing Jewish-Palestinian perspectives
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In today’s edition of Squirrel News, we’re looking at the first climate change lawsuit to go to trial, a nonprofit organisation helping refugee women navigate the tech world in Denmark, and an initiative encouraging conversations between Jewish teenagers and Palestinians via Zoom.
Young activists take Montana to court over climate inaction
After suing state officials three years ago for failing to take decisive action against global warming, the case is the first climate change lawsuit to reach trial.
Source: AP News
World’s solar rooftop power doubled in 2022
In a record-breaking year, solar rooftop installations increased by 49% – generating enough energy to meet 57% of the EU’s needs in 2023.
Self-driving electric ferry takes its maiden voyage in Stockholm
In a world first, the craft is fitted with cameras, radar, lidar laser and ultrasonic systems which it uses to steer its course.
Danish school builds networks for refugee women in tech
Founded in 2016, the nonprofit organisation aims to help women advance in the digital workforce and integrate into the competitive tech labour markets of Denmark, Sweden, and Germany.
Source: Grady Newsource
Jewish teens are meeting with prominent Palestinians via Zoom
Led by Ezra Beinart, the initiative promotes open and honest conversation, bringing Palestinian perspectives to a community he says sorely lacks them.
Oregon removes offensive place names with the help of Native historians
The continuing efforts to rename lakes, creeks, mountains and other geographical places are gathering pace in collaboration of local tribes.
Source: Street Roots
The surfing industry is adopting a greener approach
The manufacture of polyurethane surfboards and wetsuits comes with a hefty carbon footprint – but these activists are trying to change that.
Source: Positive News
Study shows stable housing dramatically lowers incidents of infant mortality
The experiment conducted by Healthy Beginnings At Home (HBAH) involved providing 100 mothers-to-be with housing support – resulting in a substantial decline in levels of adverse health outcomes such as preterm births.
Source: Reasons To Be Cheerful
English manor house finds new lease of life as intergenerational commune
With the UK’s cost of living crisis reducing affordable housing options for many, the 70-acre plot in Suffolk is a sustainable alternative that builds community spirit and reduces loneliness.
Source: Positive News
A poacher-turned-protector is now conserving the Ivory Coast’s turtles
Like many locals, Hie Amiral Picard used to catch turtles for meat and eggs – but now he’s actively protecting this endangered species.
Source: Al Jazeera