Fishing-free corridor in Pacific, gene sequencing fights childhood cancer, ATMs distribute green fuel
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In today’s edition of Squirrel News, we’re talking about a fishing-free passage in the Pacific, how deciphering the genetic code of childhood cancer can improve diagnosis and treatment, and large cash machine lookalikes in Kenya that dispense clean cooking fuel.
Four Latin American countries establish fishing-free corridor in Pacific
To protect marine life, Costa Rica, Colombia, Panama and Ecuador will join forces to create a passage devoid of fishing in the Pacific Ocean.
Whole-genome sequencing can improve childhood cancer outcomes
A pilot study shows sequencing the genes of children affected by cancer provides in-depth information that can improve their diagnosis and treatment.
The ATMs delivering cooking fuel instead of cash
Big blue boxes erected in Nairobi that look like cash machines instead dispense bioethanol, a eco-friendly cooking fuel that can replace charcoal and reduce household pollution.
BBC World Service
TikTok signal saves young girl
A girl reported missing was rescued from a man’s car when a motorist regognised her hand gesture: a signal of domestic violence, popularised on social media platform TikTok.
Chile goes solar to cut coal
The first solar power plant in South America has a specialised molten-salt absorption tower which allows energy to be stored for up to 17 hours a day, currently impossible with other solar-powered systems.
World’s longest underwater wire to send green energy from Morocco to UK
The Xlinks Morocco-UK Power Project plans to send enough wind and solar energy from North Africa to Devon, England to power 7 million homes by 2030.
Good News Network
These nations push banks to report their carbon footprint
New Zealand, France, Switzerland and UK enforce measures on banks to publicise the impact of their businesses on the climate.
New Mazda cars designed to pull up if driver has health issue
The cars fitted with cameras can detect when drivers are about to have a stroke or heart attack, alert them and bring them to safety.
Uber-style app for blind people to receive guided help from public
Travel Hands, a London-founded startup, will launch an app to assist blind people to navtigate urban environments, with the help of public volunteers.
Young South Africans use magic in school
For over 30 years, the college of Magic in Cape Town, South Africa has been training youngsters in card tricks and illusions, inspiring children and helping to unite separated communities.