Pocket forests in Paris, Niger halves blood-loss deaths at clinics, red squirrels on the rise in Scotland
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In today’s edition of Squirrel News, French volunteers are planting mini-forests in Paris, a new approach in Niger addresses leading cause of maternal death, and red squirrels are making a comeback in Scotland.
Volunteers plant mini-forests in a bid to slow climate change
Volunteers in Paris adopt a pioneering Japanese tree-planting approach to address climate change and heatwaves. Biodiversity also sits at the heart of their mission.
Source: France 24
How Niger halved postpartum haemorrhage fatalities at clinics
Severe bleeding after childbirth accounts for at least 25% of maternal mortality in developing countries. Researchers are counting on a three-step approach to prevent further deaths.
How citizen participation helped increase red squirrel population
In Scotland, locals were instrumental in conservation efforts that saw a rise in red squirrel population.
LTNs appear not to push traffic on to boundary roads, London study finds
The number of motor vehicles in 46 low-traffic neighbourhoods studied also significantly decreased.
Source: The Guardian
To address animal suffering, Netherlands to ban flat-faced dogs
Flat-faced dog breeds have a higher risk of developing a range of health issues, according to a research from the Royal Veterinary College.
Source: NL Times
Disease researchers adapt tech used in Avatar movies
Motion capture technology is being used by experts to detect conditions that affect movement. Two studies have found that it can both speed up and cut the cost of clinical trials.
Four tips for spotting greenwashing
In a world where misleading sustainable claims are many and varied, it is crucial to know which goods are truly eco-friendly. EU regulators identified words and product slogans that may not be as promising as they sound.
Sufficiency, efficiency, and renewables in the form of a mass timber building
The Black and White Building in London has embraced the ‘architecture of sufficiency’ in a new approach to workplace design.
Re-Entry 2.0 assists previously incarcerated individuals
It can be daunting for returning citizens to find resources and keep up with technology. This is where a network of people once affected by the justice system comes in.
Source: Next City
Super sniffer dogs help save Italy’s vulnerable olive trees
For a decade now, Southern Italy’s olive trees have been plagued by a type of bacterium that is notoriously difficult to spot. Now an elite sniffer squad is called in, as the remaining crops are at risk.