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First direct election in Syria since 1953 and China forming giant national park and exceeding 2020 target for solar installations

For the first time since 1953, a district in Syria has held a direct election in which voters chose their representatives to the local council; President Xi Jinping has said that he wants to transform China into an

"ecological civilization" and is establishing one of the most ambitious conservation experiments in the world to halt degradation, including the formation of a national park the size of Pennsylvania; and China has also just exceeded its 2020 target for solar installations, reaffirming its position as the largest producer of solar power on earth. 

These stories and more in today's Solutions Digest:

• How China has just exceeded its 2020 target for solar installations, reaffirming its position as the largest producer of solar power on earth. Read more here

• How, for the first time since 1953, a district in Syria has held a direct election in which voters chose their representatives to the local council. Read more here

• How a collection of classic toys, dating back to 1915, is helping to unlock memories for nursing home residents in Western Sydney as part of Anglicare's vintage toy therapy program. Read more here

• How L.A. is coating its streets with CoolSeal to reduce the heat island effect. It's a whitish gray-coloured coating designed to reflect solar rays and can reduce the temperature by as much as 10 degrees. Read more here

• How a fungus that grows on concrete and promotes the growth of calcium carbonate could help repair roads and bridges. Read more here

• How President Xi Jinping has said that he wants to transform China into an "ecological civilization" and is establishing one of the most ambitious conservation experiments in the world to halt degradation, including the formation of a national park the size of Pennsylvania. Read more here

• How it's Seedy Sunday at Blackheath Community Farm today! Read more here

 

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