In today’s edition of Squirrel News, a school alert system helps mental health and security, New Zealand expands free childcare and blind women help detect breast cancer in India.
Anonymous Alert system helps students and staff at schools in Georgia
An anonymous platform to share concerns, suspicious activity and other issues has been implemented in schools in Oglethorpe County, as a method to help students with mental health and safety.
Source: The Oglethorpe Echo
New Zealand to give more free childcare, free prescriptions
In an attempt to help citizens and residents deal with the increasing cost of living, the government of New Zealand has announced sweeping plans to provide multiple new benefits. Highlights include more free childcare, removing the cost of prescriptions and more infrastructure spending.
EPA finally wakes up with stiff new climate rules: ‘They’ve hit full throttle’
A slew of anti-pollution, from toxic water to planet-heating emissions has been issued by an agency believed to be flexing its muscles.
Source: The Guardian
Incentivising land restorations brings cost-efficiency environmental benefits
Across Latin America, governments paid landowners to conserve forests instead of utilizing them for crops. The result was a cost-effective alternative to traditional preservation.
Oyster reef reforestation shows promise
Oysters help recycle nitrogen in the water, which improves the health of the whole ecosystem. Now Oyster restoration programs are finding some success in boosting their numbers, but only if given enough time.
Source: Monga Bay
Seniors fight climate change to preserve the world for grandkids
Climate Action Now! is just one of many senior-led climate advocacy movements that demand an end to fossil fuels. The organizers and members cite concern for the world after they pass as a driving motivation.
Missouri uses outdoor classes to teach science
The Nature Knights program helps children understand conservation and the natural world by holding school classes outside in forests and meadows.