Solar-powered cribs against jaundice, food truck serving invasive species, saving bongos from extinction
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In today’s edition of Squirrel News, we’re looking at a Nigerian mother who provides hospitals with phototherapy cribs to prevent jaundice in babies, a group in Berlin that serves unusual menu items to help balance ecosystems, and a new park in Kenya that tries to save bongo antilopes from extinction.
Nigerian mother fights baby jaundice with solar-powered cribs
After a harrowing experience with her son surviving jaundice, Virtue Oboro has founded a startup that provides hospitals in Nigeria with phototherapy cribs to prevent the disease in newborns.
A food group in Berlin has started serving invasive species
A food truck in Berlin has put species such as raccoons and Nile geese on its menu to help in the balancing of ecosystems where these species cause lots of damage.
The Good News Network
Newly discovered anti-inflammatory molecule provides hope for treating Asthma
Conducted by scientists in Ireland, recent research provides hope for the treatment of severe Asthma.
The Good News Network
US Senate passes bill to make lynching a federal hate crime
An earlier version of the bill, which was blocked in the Senate, was passed by the House in the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder.
Germany moves to abolish outdated law on abortion
The German government has approved new legislation that will abolish a Nazi-era law on abortion. Section 219a of the country’s penal code prevents doctors from informing people on the performance of abortion.
Online channels enable thousands to provide shelter to Ukrainian refugees
Alongside the immense humanitarian efforts by civilians across Europe, online platforms like ‘Host a Sister’ have allowed many more people to provide help for Ukrainian refugees after crossing the border.
Reasons to be Cheerful
A portfolio of five businesses run by women utilising design to reduce waste
A short collection of women who are innovating industries in the efforts to minimise waste in the world.
Indian non-profit trains future civic leaders to transform their city
A Bangalore-based non-profit uses its skills and knowledge to train budding politicians and leaders to better be able to develop their society’s services and infrastructure.
The Better India
Bringing theatre back to Lebanon’s Tripoli
A small team of people in Lebanon’s Tripoli is working hard to restore cultural and artistic life by restoring an old theatre, with the hope to do more.