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In today’s edition of Squirrel News, we’re talking about a peatland restoration project in Manchester that boosts biodiversity and prevents flooding while absorbing atmospheric carbon, the Free Food Fridge project in Albany, New York that provides fresh food for those in need, and a tax exemption for transit riders in Washington D.C.
Peatland restoration project aims to soak up carbon and boost biodiversity
In the wake of the climate crisis, a peatland restoration project near Manchester is expected to prevent flooding while simultaneously absorbing excess carbon from the air.
Source: Positive News
Food equality through food accessibility
Community fridge networks in Albany are providing a quick fix to the problem of food access and distribution amongst people experiencing food insecurity.
Source: Yes! Magazine
New amendment in Washington, D.C: a perk for non-car commuters
The city’s new law give public transport users tax exemption equal in value to an employer-paid parking subsidy.
Source: Reasons To Be Cheerful
Mexico addresses issues of land degradation through innovative methods
A peasant farmer restores degraded land to productivity, while also enhancing soil carbon storage and producing a marketable fodder for grazing animals.
No cattle necessary for sustainable agriculture in the Amazon
By valuing trees over pastures and orchards over cattle, a Brazilian community exemplifies environmentally responsible farming in the Amazon..
Source: Struggles From Below
A US startup is bringing a one-of-a-kind mind-controlled prosthetic arm to market
Atom Limbs has developed a prosthetic arm loaded with 200 sensors that gives users a sense of touch as they grasp an object.
Source: Fast Company
Tree-sourced batteries might be the future of electric travel
A wood-based material called lignin is being tested for the production of sustainable battery power, in a move that could reconfigure the future of electric cars.
Activist entrepreneurs are running zero-waste shops across the UK
Stacey Fordham and Lidia Rueda are supporting the green community by sharing how they established their business – offering full supplier lists, business plans and pricing lists for free, online.
Source: BBC News
Humpback whales in Alaska are thriving in absence of cruise ships
According to a new study, researchers suggest that the huge reduction in ocean noise has resulted in myriad positive changes for the species.
Bat on a non-slip roof: National Trust adapts manor for nocturnal residents
Oxburgh Hall in Norfolk has given its tiles a special coating to stop bats slipping off as part of £6m roofing project.
Source: The Guardian