Electric vehicles overtake diesel sales in EU for first time, desert vegetable farms, teaching Afghan women judo
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In today’s of edition of Squirrel News, we’re talking about a boom in the sales of electric vehicles in the EU, a Jordanian farm cultivating vegetables in the heart of the desert, and an underground martial arts scheme empowering Afghan women.
Electric vehicles surpass diesel for the first time in the EU
Major players such as Germany, France, and the Netherlands are witnessing increases of over 50% in the adoption of electric vehicles, marking the first time they have overtaken diesel-powered vehicles in popularity.
Source: Economic Times
Innovative Jordanian farm uses lo-fi tech to cultivate vegetables in the desert
The Sahara Forest Project demonstrates the incredible potential of growing vegetables in the most unexpected locations, employing accessible and low-tech methods whilst showcasing how farming can adapt to climate change and water scarcity.
Source: Positive News
Amsterdam bans cruise ships to reduce tourist influx and combat pollution
Citing concerns over the impact of these vessels on visitor numbers and environmental pollution, politicians emphasised the need to prioritise more eco-friendly alternatives in line with the city’s sustainable ambitions.
Source: BBC News
US physicians initiate abortion pill network to circumvent state bans
Since mid-June, an estimated 3,500 doses of abortion pills have been discreetly transported to states with restrictive abortion laws thanks to the implementation of innovative shield laws that provide protection for the involved parties.
Source: Washington Post
Teen combats food insecurity in NYC and Tel Aviv through hydroponic gardens
The Growing Peace initiative is making a significant impact by providing fresh food to up to 600 families of asylum seekers twice a month, amounting to over 2,100 servings of produce.
Source: Good Good Good
Initiative facilitates easy voting for Nigeria’s senior citizens in election cycle
The Age Nigeria Foundation’s goal of simplifying the voting process for Nigeria’s senior citizens has helped to combat ageism in the country.
Source: Solutions Paper
Vultures pave the way for a remarkable cat comeback in Zambia
The birds flying above Africa’s third-largest national park now play an unwitting role as research assistants, helping scientists by transmitting vital geo signals through their satellite tags.
Source: Reasons To Be Cheerful
Ice climbers and miners unite to create solution to Ouray’s water crisis
When the frozen waterfall of Ouray ran dry, an partnership between ice climbers and silver miners emerged, paving the way for a revolutionary strategy to ensure water supply in drought-stricken towns.
Source: Reasons To Be Cheerful
“Seahorse hotels” are revitalising White’s seahorse population in Sydney
The strategy involves creating “seahorse hotels,” specially designed grids crafted from biodegradable metal. These structures will serve as essential habitats, offering a lifeline for the endangered species.
Afghan women embrace judo training in secret via WhatsApp
Guiding them through this journey are a dedicated martial arts coach and his former student, both residing in Norway, who have taken it upon themselves to empower these women from afar in a virtual training ground.
Source: Al Jazeera