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Organic farming corridors in India, U.S. banning toxic flame retardants, Scotland generating hydrogen fuel from tidal energy, and Australia attempting to run a steel mill with renewable energy

Extraordinary changes in how we've always done things are happening at an unprecendented rate: India starts work on organic farming corridors

next month; the U.S. has begun the process of banning toxic flame retardants; Scotland has successfully generated hydrogen fuel from tidal energy; and steel baron Sanjeev Gupta and climate change expert Ross Garnaut are teaming up in an effort to disprove conventional wisdom that you can't run a steel mill with renewable energy.

These stories and more in today's Solutions Digest:

• How the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has begun the process of banning organohalogen chemicals - toxic flame retardants that are associated with serious human health problems including cancer, reproductive issues and developmental impairments. Read more here

• How Scotland has successfully generated hydrogen fuel from tidal energy. Read more here

• How Victoria has proposed reforms that will significantly improve its political donations system to prevent rich donors exerting undue influence over politicians. Read more here

• How scientists are calling a recovery in sea turtle numbers a global conservation success story. Read more here

• How scientists have begun a captive breeding program for the spotted handfish, 11 years after it became the first Australian marine animal to be listed as critically endangered. Read more here

• How officials of Bihar's agriculture department have been told to start working on creating an organic corridor along the banks of the Ganga and the national highways passing through the state. Its goal is to trigger a large-scale shift from the use of chemicals to organic fertilisers and pesticides and to enhance land productivity - starting this October! Read more here

• How steel baron Sanjeev Gupta and climate change expert Ross Garnaut are teaming up in an effort to disprove conventional wisdom that you can't run a steel mill with renewable energy. Read more here

 

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