Protecting rhinos in Namibia, water harvesting to help rural farmers, haircuts for all in India
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In today’s edition of Squirrel News, we’re talking about the innovative new tracking technology fighting rhino poaching, a method of retaining water that has helped over 8,000 Indian farmers, and a barber who is forgoing caste bias to provide haircuts for all.
A non-invasive tracking technology is protecting rhinos from poaching in Namibia
The interactive software is a safe and cost-effective way to monitor the endangered animals by tracking their distinctive footprints.
A farmer is improving irrigation in rural India to break the cycle of poverty
The innovative solution to the water crisis has benefitted at least 8,000 farms, and is set to expand even further.
Source: The Better India
A barber is helping end discrimination of Dalits in India
The salon is refusing to turn away those traditionally seen to be at the lower end of the outdated Caste system.
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation News
Artificial salt marshes are helping fight rising sea levels
The biggest coastal habitat restoration in Europe also benefits wildlife species native to these areas.
Source: The Guardian
Coastal Louisiana tribes are protecting sacred sites with the help of biologists
The restoration project team are saving habitats from storm surges by backfilling canals – an inexpensive and immediate solution.
Source: The Solutions Journalism Exchange
L’Oreal is introducing make-up recycling bins across 1,000 UK stores
By teaming up with TerraCycle, the hard-to-recycle containers will be safely sorted and reused.
Source: BBC News
Argentina has set aside 1% of jobs for those who identify as transgender
The move comes as the Argentine president announces that everyone “has a right to decent and productive work” in the country.
Source: LGBTQ Nation
A Californian team is using plasma arc technology to zap plastic waste before it enters the ocean
SeaChange uses green technology to clean up seas and waterways, avoiding the harmful residues left by conventional waste treatment methods.
An increasing number of cities are rising to the challenge of becoming more sustainable
Sponge cities, vertical forests and smarter commuting are just a handful of the ways in which local authorities are helping the planet heal.
Source: The Planetary Press
Environmental activists are using artwork to encourage people to ditch their cars
Over 100 parody advertisements are highlighting the myriad benefits of sustainable transport.
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