Plant-based bottles, video games teaching children about COVID, database helps conservation efforts
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Today on Squirrel News, we have stories about the plant-based water bottles that can degrade in just one year, the video game helping children to make sense of social distancing regulations, and the huge remote database that will massively help the conservation of endangered species.
New plant-based bottles that can degrade in one year
Nearly 300 million tons of single-use plastic bottles are produced every year, with most ending up in landfill or the ocean after use.
Video game helps children to understand importance of social distancing
Can You Save the World?’ was created by a university professor to help explain to children how to save lives through social distancing
Vast remote database helps conservation of endangered species
The genomic library offers a solution to researchers and conservationists alike by allowing them to access essential databases efficiently.
Undocumented migrants in Italy granted work permits
In Italy, there are an estimated 560,000 undocumented migrants, and tens of thousands ot those could now become legal residents in a major step forward.
The New Humanitarian
Over 500 girls rescued from child marriage in Ethiopia
Over the past two months, authorities have intercepted and saved 540 girls from marriage, and hope to eradicate the practice completely by 2025.
Huge car free zone created in London to encourage people to walk and cycle to work
For two decades London has been implementing strategies to reduce air pollution and congestion, and COVID-19 has increased this importance.
Blue-green algae patch helps mend wounds quickly
The skin patch, which could help treat people with diabetes with chronic wounds, is made up of living blue-green algae, and facilitates quick healing.
Dogs trained to sniff out COVID-19
In the past, dogs have been trained to sniff out diseases like malaria, and researchers hope that this will help detect COVID, particularly in places like care homes.
Remote-controlled robots sent into space
The hi-tech robonauts, which are remotely operated from Earth, would greatly reduce NASA’s costs by carrying out tasks that usually require astronauts.
South China Morning Post