Pledges to quit coal and reduce methane, vaccine against cervical cancer, school without grades
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In today’s edition of Squirrel News, we’re talking about COP26 outcomes to reduce methane emissions, coal consumption and deforestation, a vaccine cutting cervical cancer by 90% and a Californian school throwing out grades.
Over 40 countries commit to quit coal
Signatories agree to end all new investment in coal; the fuel most culpable for climate change.
Worldwide agreement to curb methane
The global methane pledge plans to limit methane emissions by 30% in the next ten years.
A global deal to end deforestation
Historic declaration at COP26 commits countries to halt de-forestation, ending a major contributor to CO2 emissions.
Vaccine can put an end to cervical cancer
First longitudinal data following girls into their twenties, reveals the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is almost eradicating cervical cancer.
Promise of Samoan plant to treat cancer, diabetes and other diseases
A new study has shown the leaves from matalafi, a Samoan garden plant, have promising anti-inflammatory properties, and may be used as a anti-cancer agent in the future.
This American high-school got rid of grades
The Social Justice Humanitas Academy took the pandemic as a chance to remodel their education system, ditching grades for a skills-based competency program.
Spain confronts child obesity by outlawing junkfood ads
Advertising of unhealthy foods will be banned in Spain to combat obesity in young people.
A solar ironing cart invented by a 15-year-old girl
Vinisha Umashankar invented Iron-Max: an ironing cart that runs on solar power, which on a wider scale could improve India’s air quality and health.
Moving animals can limit Siberian thaw
A father and son geo-engineering team have populated regions of permafrost with bisons, horses and camels; delaying the thaw of Siberian permafrost.
Finnish villages rewild peatlands and biodiversity explodes
Snowchange, a network of Finnish villages, is rewilding peatlands to wetlands, which has increased the number of bird species from 4 to 200 at one site.
Female judges in Egypt, death metal eco-baron, rehabilitation through dogs
In our new podcast episode, we’re talking about the first female judges in Egypt’s State Council, an Irish baron who rewilds his estate, and a dog rehabilitation program in California providing prisoners with hope, love and reduced sentences.
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