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In today’s edition of Squirrel News, we’re talking about how oysters in Bastia are being used to clean contaminants from oceans, a church’s vaccine outreach efforts for Latino communities in Nevada, and an organisation providing free instruments and music education for low-income families in St. Louis.
Strategically placed oyster colonies are depolluting the ocean
Researchers from Corsica University’s marine research institute will deploy a total of around 150,000 juvenile oysters along the coast, with the aim of cleaning up polluted local waters.
Source: Reasons To Be Cheerful
Bilingual clinics are improving vaccination equity for Nevada’s Latino community
Medical specialists and public health authorities in Northern Nevada have joined forces with clergy to make vaccines available and accessible to the district’s Latino community.
Environmental researchers are resurrecting the USA’s fire-scarred forests tree by tree
As the US battles with another damaging wildfire season, researchers seek to regenerate forests by planting hardy trees that can cope with a changing climate.
Source: Scientific American
Indian NGO offers creative solution to plastic waste by using it to build roads
PlastIndia uses a patented technology that converts plastic waste into poly-fuel by reversing the plastic production process, giving non-recyclable plastic products a new purpose.
Source: Tea After Twelve
Mercedes-Benz announces plans to go all-electric by 2030
The luxury car company has revealed plans to shift its focus away from carbon-heavy vehicles by the end of the decade, instead placing a focus on eco-friendly alternatives.
Source: The Planetary Press
Slow travel company aims to encourage eco-friendly tourism in a post-pandemic world
Byway hopes to make the trend of flight-free travel more mainstream – creating a sustainable and immersive travel experience, supporting local businesses and revealing hidden travel gems.
Young entrepreneur uses coconut waste to establish a sustainable business venture
26-year-old Maria Kuriakose’s Kerala-based business focuses on creating sustainable kitchenware products from coconut shells.
Source: The Better India
Sustainable transport solutions are appearing across the African continent
From bicycles to clean energy vehicles, a group of innovators is reinventing the mobility sector across the African diaspora.
Source: Africa News
“Collective strength”: the LRA captive restoring dignity to survivors in Uganda
Kidnapped by Lord’s Resistance Army rebels as a girl, Victoria Nyanjura has pushed through major reforms for victims of abduction and rape.
Source: The Guardian
Pianos for People provide instruments and music education to St. Louis children
The non-profit organisation aims to eliminate the financial barriers to music education by providing donated pianos and free lessons to children of low-income families.
Source: The Christian Science Monitor