Political progress in Germany, economic theory saving coral, preventing crime with skateboards
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In today’s edition of Squirrel News, we’re talking about plans of Germany’s new ‘traffic light’ coalition, a stock market theory treating conservation of coral reefs as an economic opportunity and a Brazilian NGO using skateboarding to prevent crime.
A new German era dawns, but collisions lie in wait for coalition
The ‘traffic light’ parties all want progress but have different ideas about what that means on business and green issues.
Nobel-winning stock market theory used to help save coral reefs
An economic theory was used to select 50 coral reefs that are best able to survive the climate crisis and revive coral elsewhere.
World’s first autonomous electric cargo ship sets sail
The Yara Birkeland, the world’s first electric and remotely operated ship, was launched in Norway. The ship, powered by a 6.8mWh battery pack, can carry up to 3,200 tons and will replace 40,000 diesel-powered truck trips annually.
Kenyan 21-year-old developed an App to combat FGM
Stacy Owino and her classmates created the iCut app in 2017 to put girls in danger of female genital mutilation in touch with local life-saving authorities and healthcare providers.
IVF equality for lesbian and trans Spainiards
A new law in Spain grants lesbian and transgender people equal acess to fertility treatment, a move that could push other EU nations to follow suit.
Thomson Reuters Foundation
This community farm brings the garden to you
Soul Fire Farm, a New York based community organisation, aims to end food insecurity and help people grow their own food by providing gardening lessons and materials.
Skateboarding to prevent crime in Brazil
Social Skate offers skateboarding lessons to socially disadvantaged children in Brazil, boosting their confidence and discipline.
A mother who helps children deal with gun violence
The group ‘Moms Bonded By Grief’, founded by Terrez McCleary in Philadelphia, took 50 children and their relatives on a weekend getaway, allowing those affected by gun violence to share their experiences.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
New wildlife zones in Namibia
Brown hyenas in Namibia used to be fiercely hunted but now designated zones are protecting the animals.