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In today’s edition of Squirrel News, we’re exploring a transparent new approach to addressing the issue of culture wars in US schools, the release of sixteen white rhinos into a DR Congo national park years after poachers drove them away, and a new initiative helping Berliners safely test their drugs anonymously and free of charge.
US district’s first Black superintendent is tackling toxic school culture wars
The day-to-day work building trust within the community has set the stage for defusing the culture wars confronting Middletown’s public schools.
Source: The Christian Science Monitor
White rhinos reintroduced to DR Congo park 16 years after species decimation
Sixteen rhinos have been released into the Garamba National Park, marking a symbolic return of the animals after poachers drove them to extinction in the area.
Source: Al Jazeera
Berlin to offer free and anonymous drug tests
With results given within three days, the scheme will help Berliners to check the composition and purity of their drugs.
Source: Resident Advisor
The Netherlands to install free sunscreen dispensers in over 100 locations
With skin cancer the most common form of the disease, the move aims to help raise awareness of the importance of protecting skin against harmful UV rays.
Source: Dutch Review
UAE’s coral reefs are making a big comeback
Coral nurseries are helping conservations rebuild the reefs through an extensive restoration programme, reviving an environment damaged by extensive coastal developments.
Source: AP News
Dutch company breathes new life into old tyres
By repurposing the shredded rubber tyres as temperature-regulating roof panels, Ceyes are creating a closed-loop system to lower building emissions.
NGO sharply reduces human-wildlife conflict in Colombia’s cloud forest
Through promoting dialogue, inclusion and community participation in conservation efforts, an NGO is helping locals forge a new relationship based on coexistence.
Indigenous pharmacists are confronting Big Pharma’s legacy of systemic racism
By building community trust and developing resources for patients and pharmacists alike is key, grassroots activists are finding their place in Canada’s health-care system.
Trackable radio-pants are helping researchers study South America’s frogs
The tiny garments have been fitted to three species of frogs in order to test their abilities to navigate the rainforest.
How Delhi brothers’ avian ambulance service has taken wing
Seeing a trapped bird led Amit and Abhishek Jain to dedicate their spare time to rescuing dozens of creatures every day – with over 1,000 supporters rallying behind them.
Source: The Guardian