Equal pay in U.S. Soccer, toilet training cows, problem-solving courts
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In today’s edition of Squirrel News, we’re talking about the U.S. Soccer Federation’s decision to offer equal pay for both its men’s and women’s national teams, scientists potty training cows in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and how the address of criminal behavior by two problem-solving courts in Eagle County is reducing recidivism.
Single pay structure for men’s and women’s national teams in U.S. Soccer
The U.S Soccer Federation announced its decision to offer the men’s and women’s national teams the same contract proposals.
Cows ‘potty-trained’ in experiment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Scientists taught calves to use a toilet area in their barn, with rewards and mild punishments, in order to reduce random defecation and thereby limit the release of ammonia.
Problem-solving courts offer new hope to repeat offenders fighting drug abuse
Their focus on substance abuse treatment and rehabilitation as a method of reducing recidivism has helped many reintegrate into society.
These hybrid airships could be the answer to decarbonise air travel
Resembling the blimp, airships manufactured by Hybrid Air Vehicles use helium and hydrogen batteries that are more fuel-efficient and less polluting than their traditional counterparts.
UK to launch its first on-demand, e-cargo bike-sharing scheme
Under the scheme, residents in Hackney, London, will soon be able to rent bikes for moving goods across the city, for instance while shopping and moving furniture.
This underwater bicycle parking garage doubles up as home for aquatic creatures
In Amsterdam, a new garage with room for 4,000 bikes will create space above ground for pedestrians, while supporting a biotope for underwater plants and fish.
The rise of green jobs that address climate change
As part of its plans for an economy with zero fossil fuel emissions, the UK is seeing the growth of green jobs in sectors such as heating, farming and wind turbines.
How a nonprofit is trying to replace costly prison phone calls
A free video conferencing technology proves as a new alternative to prison phone calls, as part of a reform effort that gained momentum during the pandemic.
The hotel for homeless people
As a response to public health emergency during the pandemic, this hotel in Manchester has been a home for many homeless individuals. Associations involved have helped some find permanent places to live.
First black dive instructor turns the tide on South Africa’s Apartheid history
Zandile Ndlovu’s Black Mermaid Foundation aims to introduce the ocean to the country’s black youth, where beach holidays are in plenty and diving instructors in short supply.