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Bill Mollison, refugees in Germany, cultural life in Mosul and saving critically endangered frogs

It's one year since the death of Bill Mollison, the founder of permaculture, and it's worth remembering his words ... "although the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple."

Other stories today highlight the resilience of natural systems. Against all odds, Germany has survived its huge influx of refugees, cultural life is returning to Mosul just months after being a battle zone, and researchers have created an artificial mud solution which is successfully saving a critically endangered frog from extinction.

These stories and more in today's Solutions Digest:

• How a volunteer effort to save thousands of books from a Mosul library destroyed by IS has renewed hope for the city after years of occupation. Read more here

 • How researchers at Perth Zoo hope an artificial mud solution created to save a critically endangered frog from extinction cold also help other threatened species. Read more here

• VIDEO: How therapy dogs like Eric are bringing joy to people's lives. View here

• How Germany is integrating its refugees. Read more here

• How it's one year since the death of Bill Mollison, the founder of permaculture, and it's worth rereading his obituary ... "although the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple." Read more here

• How Blue Mountains City Council will enter into a partnership with Sydney Water to install eight water bubbler and refill stations to make tap water more accessible in popular public places. Read more here

• How today at the Blackheath Community Farm we'll be taste-testing and planting yacons. Read more here

 

 

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