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Today in Squirrel News, WWF makes a major purchase in Great Barrier Reef to create a net-free zone for marine wildlife, the International Energy Agency sets out 10-point plan to reduce global oil demand, and an Irish-Ukrainian is leading an international campaign asking Russian speakers to cold call people in Russia with information on the war in Ukraine.
Conservationists buy fishing licence in Great Barrier Reef
The last commercial fishing licence of its type in the reef has been bought by WWF to protect marine wildlife.
IEA sets out plan to reduce oil usage by 2,7m barrels a day
Some of the IEA proposals that could be already implemented include car-free sundays, working from home up to three days a week, and high-speed trains instead of planes.
Irish-Ukrainian seeks help to cold call Russians over war in Ukraine
The tech industry executive has helped build a website that encourages Russian speakers to phone ordinary citizens in Russia and dismantle state propaganda on the war in Ukraine.
For the first time in its history, UK National Grid invests in hydrogen energy
A small neighbourhood in Scotland is leading the energy revolution by focusing on environmentally friendly natural resources.
Welsh solar farm exceeds expectations in powering Swansea hospital
Health board-owned Brynwhilach installation generates enough over 50-hour period to fulfil all of Morriston site’s energy needs.
Italy builds its first offshore wind farm
Italy has almost completed the construction of its first offshore wind farm. The new source of energy also helps free itself from Russian fossil fuels.
Moms drive climate action as they call for more electric school buses
Moms are leading a movement calling on school districts to make a switch to electric buses. The initiative is backed by US Vice President Kamala Harris.
Ethical delivery system at the heart of these co-op services
In the wake of issues hounding food delivery platforms, co-ops are stepping in to serve customers without harming small restaurants and drivers with immense commission fees.
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Kenya counts on electric boats to clean up Lake Victoria
E-boats, the first of their kind on Africa’s largest lake, are taking center stage in the fight against pollution in the area. The fishing boats equipped with electric motors are aimed at improving water quality and making sustainable livelihoods.
Where climate scientists and activists find hope
People working in the climate sphere are no stranger to the overwhelming data on climate change, yet they mention several reasons for hope and optimism – from legal mobilisation and new ways of thinking up to indigenous leadership.
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