UAE announces 4.5-day workweek, man-made coral reefs, return of the Mexican jaguar
Building in Abu Dhabi. Photo: Rashid Khreiss / Unsplash (CC0)
In today’s edition of Squirrel News, we’re talking about the United Arab Emirates’ new four-and-a-half-day workweek, two scientists who are growing coral on land, and the return of the Jaguar to Mexico’s jungles.
UAE introduces four-and-a-half-day workweek
The new scheme is supposed to “boost work-life balance and enhance social wellbeing, while increasing performance to advance the UAE’s economic competitiveness”.
Why young Saudis could reshape the Muslim world
Saudi Arabia’s new school textbooks are moving away from teaching hate toward more religious tolerance.
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Man-made coral reefs to save aquatic wildlife
As the world’s oceans record ever-increasing temperature and acidic levels, this Bahamas-based company is working on a solution — on land.
Tree hubs’ spring up in the Netherlands to combat climate change
A Dutch foundation aims to help their country plant millions of trees — with donated saplings.
Bug-based meat burgers to hit the food industry soon
Growing numbers of food producers are looking to diversify our sources of protein by developing meat from insects.
New neurologic music therapy to help rehabilitate people with brain injuries
With the aid of a combination of music and sensors, scientists are helping paralyzed people walk again.
The South Sudanese man who transitioned from refugee to game designer
In 1993, Lual Mayen’s mother trekked 250 miles to refuge with her children, giving birth to Lual on the way. Today, he designs games for peacebuilding and conflict resolution.
Chile’s burrowing parrot returns thanks to conservations measures
Conservationists celebrate sightings of the Chilean Burrowing Parrot in areas where it was once thought to be extinct. Measures adopted 35 years ago have led to an increase from 217 to nearly 4,500 animals.
Extinction-threatened big cats make comeback to Mexico’s jungles
The North American country records a steady increase in its Jaguar population, testimony to the effectiveness of Mexico’s animal protection strategies.