New Zealand’s parliament has passed an Equal Pay Bill that ensures both women and men are not paid less because of their gender; British researchers have found 11 new emperor penguin colonies in Antarctica and due to the pandemic, science is becoming more inclusive. More News below.
Belize triples its marine reserves and prohibits fishing across most of these areas; Thai supermarkets are replacing plastic packaging with something as simple and effective as banana leaves; Shell will launch a new carbon credit scheme to offset driver’s emissions.
In response to a petition signed by nearly two million citizens, Bavaria will issue a law imposing green farming practices; HPV vaccination nearly wiped out cervical disease in Scotland; and in the Amazon, solar canoes could be a cheap and environmentally-friendly transportation alternative.
Six Central African countries have announced an ambitious initiative to preserve the Congo Basin; Africa Teen Geeks, one of the largest computer science non-profit organisation in Africa, is teaching South African children how to code; and machine learning algorithms successfully monitor the annual wildebeest migration in Tanzania.