In today’s issue of Squirrel News we look at a ground-breaking discovery which may help save coral reefs, the appointment of Pakistan’s first female supreme court judge, and the team who hope to produce the definitive Covid-19 vaccine.
Probiotics diet could save coral reefs
A Brazilian microbiologist has made the ground-breaking discovery that innoculating corals with probiotics can make them more resilient against climate change and environmental damage.
First female judge nominated for Pakistan’s supreme court
The move to appoint Justice Ayesha Malik, who banned virginity tests for rape survivors, is described as ‘defining moment’ for the country.
Spanish lab creating definitive Covid-19 vaccine
A team of 16 world-leading experts in Madrid are developing a vaccine which they hope will provide complete immunisation from Covid-19.
Devon cafe helps people with additional needs enter workforce
A recently-opened cafe in Devon in the UK has helped at least 30 people with additional needs enter the workforce or further education.
Samaritans trials online chat service
A British suicide prevention charity is trialling an online chat service from its Anglia Ruskin University hub with the help of student volunteers.
Indian organisation provides safety to interfaith couples
In India interfaith marriages are controversial and those who enter them often do so at great personal risk; however, one organisation seeks to change to that.
Forgotten coffee variety potential lifeline for farmers
Climate change is making it harder for coffee farmers to earn a living, but a long-forgotten and hardy variety of coffee bean may provide the solution.
Volunteers restore Andalusia’s ancient water channels
A volunteer project led by Granada University is restoring Andalusia’s medieval water channels and irrigation system.
Shed-run charity changes lives by feeding hungry schoolchildren
Mary’s Meals is a charity run from rural Scotland which aims to feed all the world’s hungry schoolchildren so that they can learn without the distraction of hunger.
Cafe owner seeks to bring communities together over a cuppa
A cafe-owner in Lovettsville, Virginia hopes her cafe can bring people together in a nation divided by tribalistic loyalties.