Owls replacing pesticides, dogs saving koalas, eyesight for blind teacher
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In today’s edition of Squirrel News, we’re talking about owls that protect vineyards from pests, a dog that saved 100 Koalas from the Australian bushfires, and a brain implant that helped a blind teacher see again.
Vineyards in California substitute pesticides for owls
80% of Napa Valley wineries are now using birds of prey to catch rodents, reducing reliance on pesticides.
One dog rescues 100 koalas from the Australian bush fires
A brave 6-year-old dog named Bear is honoured for saving more than 100 koalas by regognising their scent, during the Australian bush fires in 2019-20.
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Brain implant restores partial eyesight in teacher blind for 16 years
A camera and a brain implant allow former science teacher Berna Gómez, who was blind for 16 years, to see letters, detect object edges and even play a video game.
A wall that mobilizes wind power can cover the cost of your electicity
A wall made up of wind turbine generators could be used in cities or along highways to cover electricity consumption.
The first Black woman to enter German Parliament
Awet Tesfaiesus, a lawyer from Eritrea, has become Germany’s first Black woman elected to the Bundestag. Now, she hopes to become a role model for imigrant women.
Abortion now legalised in Benin, giving women more freedom
The women of Benin are the first in west Africa to receive safe access to abortion, which may also help neighbouring countries.
French farmers grow tropical fruit with zero-carbon impact
French farmers are modifying their cultivation methods to tropical growing conditions, reducing CO2 emissions produced from importing fruit from across the world.
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Sheep on seaweed diet can curb methane emissions
Switching cattle over to a seaweed diet can reduce methane emissions; when the algae is digested it interferes with the production of methane.
The youngest philanthropic author in history hopes to save endangered animals
Young author and conservationist, Kate Gilman Williams, wrote a book to raise awareness about the human threat facing endangered animals.
The women of Kashmir keeping the tradition of Sufiyana music alive
Members of the first all-women Sufiyana music group seek to revitalise their music, inspiring young Kashmiri girls to take initiative.
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