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An Environmental Health Clinic, China appoints 'river chiefs', and Chile rejects mine to protect penguins

Natalie Jeremijenko's experimental environmental health clinic is combining art, engineering, technology, and volunteering to help create an eco-mindshift; 

China is appointing 200,000 'river chiefs' throughout the country as part of a new system aimed at making local officials more accountable when it comes to water quality and curbing pollution; and the Chilean government has rejected plans for a billion-dollar mining project because it would disrupt sea life in the Coquimbo region which is home to 80% of the world's Humboldt penguins as well as other endangered species.

These stories and more in today's Solutions Digest:

• VIDEO: How Natalie Jeremijenko's experimental environmental health clinic is combining art, engineering, technology, and volunteering to help create an eco-mindshift. Watch here

• How a group of photographers in Gary, Indiana, is taking an active role in efforts to restore the city's historic abandoned buildings. Read more here

• How China is appointing 200,000 'river chiefs' throughout the country as part of a new system aimed at making local officials more accountable when it comes to water quality and curbing pollution. Read more here

• How India's Supreme Court has unanimously held that the right to privacy is a fundamental right and as intrinsic as the right to life. Read more here

• How the Chilean government has rejected plans for a billion-dollar mining project because it would disrupt sea life in the Coquimbo region which is home to 80% of the world's Humboldt penguins as well as other endangered species. Read more here

• VIDEO: How to remove an orange pip if it's stuck up a child's nostril! View here

• How Blacktown Council has an ambitious plan to run Australia's largest animal refuge facility which would include cat condos, a wing dedicated to housing the pets of domestic violence victims, a 24-hour veterinary hospital, and a dedicated greyhound rehoming program. Read more here 

 

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