Newspaper takeover through nonprofit, world’s first hydrogen ship, tax on workplace parking
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In today’s edition of Squirrel News we’re talking about a newspaper takeover that might be a model to preserve local journalism, the world’s first hydrogen ship, and how Leicester is banking on an upcoming measure to help cut air pollution.
Public radio station rescues Sun-Times newspaper
Nonprofit radio station WBEZ seeks to acquire the newspaper in a move which if copied could save local newspapers.
First-ever hydrogen tanker ships test cargo
Japan sets its sights on achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 through the help of hydrogen use. A venture backed by Japan and Australia is now testing out the world’s first hydrogen carrier.
Citizen app could help track illegal wildlife trade
Tapping technology, specifically creating citizen apps, could be the next big step in tracking illegal wildlife trade in the Himalayas, a new paper says.
I Will Not Stay Silent’ initiative launched to protect journalists from gender-based violence
A new project to protect journalists from gender-based violence has been launched by Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ), providing the first freely available resource for journalists in the region.
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New wind farm to power nearly a million UK homes
A new wind farm will be built off the coast of England and Wales and is expected to power around 927,400 homes.
To curb air pollution, Leicester set to impose tax on parking
Another city in the UK is steering away from car use. Leicester is looking to impose a workplace parking levy in a bid to cut air pollution. Leicester is following in the footsteps of Nottingham.
Company purchases drugs directly from manufacturers to lower prices
Billionaire Mark Cuban has launched an online pharmacy purchasing drugs directly from manufacturers in order to reduce the price of medications for consumers.
Protesting Indian farmers provide global model for social movements
When protesting Indian farmers successfully prevented Modi’s government from passing controversial agricultural reforms, they provided a model for social movements globally.
Mexican scientists provide habitat solution for monarch butterflies
Mexican scientists are working on an experiment that allows for the recovery and maintenance of trees that provide an essential habitat for monarch butterflies every winter.
Hatching Hope brings nutrition, livelihood to millions of people
Freedom from food insecurity remains an uphill battle, but one initiative seeks to change that. Hatching Hope is on track in its goal to boost the nutrition and livelihood of 100 million people by 2030.
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