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Fungi increasing crop yields, court blocking Constitution pipeline in New York and upholding land rights of indigenous people in Brazil, and prisons in Netherlands now humanely housing refugees instead of inhumanely housing prisoners

Spraying seed with fungi is helping farmers adapt to climate change by

dramatically increasing yields in challenging environments without any additional land, fertiliser, labor or water; the court has upheld New York State's decision to block the 124-mile Constitution pipeline which would have crossed waterways 251 times and stripped the area of thousands of acres of trees; and Brazil's supreme court has upheld the land rights of its indigenous people. Meanwhile, in the Netherlands, prisons which had inhumanely housed prisoners are now humanely housing thousands of refugees.

These stories and more in today's Solutions Digest:

• How the court has upheld New York State's decision to block the 124-mile Constitution pipeline which would have crossed waterways 251 times and stripped the area of thousands of acres of trees. Read more here

• How innovators are upcycling the waste from our ancient staples of bread and beer. Read more here

• How spraying seed with fungi is dramatically increasing yields in challenging environments without any additional land, fertiliser, labor or water. Read more here

• How, because of a shortage of inmates, the Netherlands has closed more than 20 prisons. They've now reopened 12 of these to accommodate thousands of refugees and expect more to be adapted in the near future. Read more here 

• VIDEO: Brazil's supreme court has upheld the land rights of its indigenous people. View here and read more here

• How London wants to become the greenest city in the world so is exploring city-wide auctions to more than double the capital's solar energy generation capacity by 2030. Read more here

• How a new battery recycling facility in Glasgow aims to make the UK 'self-sufficient' in battery recycling by the end of 2017. Read more here

 

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