Green jobs boom, name-your-price produce, reviving dead languages

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In today’s edition of Squirrel News, the boom in green jobs benefits people and villages in the US who need it most; inventive UK farms let customers pay what they can for fruits and vegetables; and a Jewish professor revives Australia’s dead languages.

The boom in green is helping the people who need it most

As the US moves towards climate resilience, hiring booms are happening in communities that rarely experience them.

Source: Reasons to be Cheerful

Farms let customers pay what they can for fruits and vegetables

Community-supported agriculture programs offer sliding-scale shares to customers who can choose their own payment level.

Source: The Guardian

Single-use plastic cutlery and plates to be banned in England

Single-use items such as plastic cutlery, plates and trays will be banned in England in a bid to reduce pollution, adding to the 2020 ban of single-use plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds, the government has confirmed. Similar bans have already been made in Scotland and Wales,

Source: The Guardian

New bill secures long-sought water rights and land for five Arizona tribes

Five Arizona tribes are celebrating US President Biden’s signing a new law that secures water rights, funding water infrastructure development and historically important tribal lands.

Source: Azcentral

US cities prepare for massive reforestation in 2023

Urban foresters see the $1.5 billion allocation for tree canopy as a “once-in-a-career opportunity.”

Source: Pew

The path to green crypto

Ethereum’s recent “Merge” has thrown down the gauntlet for decarbonising the energy-intensive crypto industry. One stubborn community, however, is blocking the road to net zero.

Source: Energy Monitor

How to leave a lasting ocean legacy (opinion)

Island communities have developed some of the most effective practices to support sustainable use of coastal and ocean resources: we just need to take heed.

Source: Island Times

Maasai community successfully challenges Tanzanian government

In the 1970s, a Maasai community was forcibly removed from their traditional land. However, they never gave up hope and eventually succeeding in regaining their land. Now, they are using this experience as a model to replicate their success in other areas.

Source: positive news

The Netherlands turns frequent flooding into a natural resource

After many years battling flooding caused by the Waal River, The Netherlands have decided to allow water to flood certain areas: transforming the previously perceived threat into a valuable natural resource.

Source: Reasons to be Cheerful

How to bring dead languages ​​back to life

Professor Ghil’ad Zuckermann has made it his mission to revive the endangered and dormant languages ​​of Australia. He’s doing this by meticulously examining historical records and reconstructing the languages.

Source: BBC

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