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In today’s edition of Squirrel News, we’re talking about how a development project in the Indian state of Rajasthan is helping to reinstate beggars, France’s decision to provide free contraception for young women, and how students and staff of the University of California are trying to abolish campus policing.
A holistic approach to rehabilitate beggars in India
This organisation in Rajasthan is helping to reintegrate beggars into society through a four-month reconditioning scheme.
France to make birth control free for women under 25
The measure will also include free medical visits about contraception.
Movement to abolish campus policing
In an effort to reduce police violence, a network of students, educators and staff across the University of California are pushing for the ban of police on university campus.
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Seal population ascertains River Thames’s health
An increase in seal numbers convinces conservations of reduced river pollution.
Indonesia upholds rights of people with mental health problems
Several national agencies in the country have signed an agreement to monitor mental health institutions for human rights abuse.
Mexico bans animal testing for cosmetics
The country is the first in North America to abolish the practice.
Worlds’s first carbon-capturing plant in Iceland
At full capacity, the plant can draw 4,000 tonnes of carbon from the atmosphere that is pumped deep underground and turned into stone.
Swiss company builds one-of-a-kind smart wheelchair
Accessibility with wheelchair is a major concern for people with disabilities globally. A new stair-climbing wheelchair allows greater user mobility.
Paid transportation options for inhabitants of car-free complex
A car-free residential development project in Culdesac Tempe, Arizona will feature scooter docks, car-share parking, ride-hail pickup zones and a light rail station to attract potential buyers.
Afghan robotics team starts a new chapter away from their homeland
After a harrowing escape from Afghanistan, members of the team have set a new goal, an Olympics-style international robotics competition.
What a post-prison world could look like
Communities across the United States push for a movement against incarceration to make communities safer and more sustainable.
Reasons to be Cheerful