Treetop bridges for gibbons, Madagascar’s new biofuel, rooftop farms in Jordan
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In today’s edition of Squirrel News, we’re looking at the construction of a forest bridge for primates on China’s Hainan island, an innovative new biofuel saving hundreds of acres of forest, and rooftop farms in Jordan allowing Ganzan reconnect with lost land.
Rope bridges on China’s Hainan Island are enabling safe passage for the world’s rarest primates
Conservationists hope that the rope bridges will help boost numbers of Hainan Gibbons, whose population has grown to 30 individuals since 2003.
Source: BBC News
Madagascar is using rice husks as a sustainable alternative biofuel
By utilising a natural byproduct of the harvesting process, the environment ministry has estimated that hundreds of acres of forest will be saved.
Rooftop farms in Jordan are helping Gazans to reconnect with lost land
In Jordan’s Jerash refugee camp, an experiment in hydroponic gardening is creating much needed income, whilst providing food security for local residents.
Source: The Christian Science Monitor
A food delivery service is allowing New Yorkers to order food in reusable containers
DeliverZero’s initiative hopes to reduce the number of takeout containers currently entering landfills.
A movement for global indigenous rights is saving the Ainu language from extinction
Despite the culture almost disappearing in the 20th century as a result of colonialism, several initiatives in Japan’s Hokkaido region are helping to revive it.
Source: Japan Times
Volunteers in the UK are reviving a legacy of rare fruit trees in order to boost biodiversity
Through a growing patchwork of traditional orchards, The Orchard Project aims to make sure there is one within walking distance of every household in the UK.
Source: The Guardian
Samoa has pledged to protect and preserve 30% of of its ocean
The Samoa Ocean Strategy aims to fully manage its ocean area, from seamounts to biodiverse coral reefs, mangroves, and oceanic basins.
Source: The Planetary Press
Chipotle has launched a sustainability tool in order to educate customers on their “foodprint”
Diners are now able to see how each ingredient used compares to the industry average concerning key environmental metrics such as carbon emissions and water use.
South Korea and Japan have vowed to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050
The move comes as an increasing number of countries commit to a more sustainable future.
Source: The Guardian
A teenager is saving Florida’s butterflies by planting and cultivating insect sanctuaries
Duncan Jurman has raised and released more than 5,000 butterflies from his garden and a vivarium he manages.
Source: Global Citizen