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Pedestrianizing Oxford Street, recognizing climate refugees, reducing ocean pollution and
removing water from cleaning products.

Pedestrianizing busy thoroughfares like Oxford Street; recognizing climate change as an official reason to seek asylum; targeting 10 rivers to reduce ocean pollution;

and reducing plastic waste and CO2 emissions from transport by removing the water that makes up 80 per cent of cleaning products.

These stories and more in today's Solutions Digest:

• How Vancouver police have cut bike theft by 30% in two years. Read more here

• How New Zealand could become the world's first country to recognize climate change as an official reason to seek asylum or residence. Read more here

• How a new sewage treatment system generates electricity, clean water and recovers nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus. Read more here

• How researchers have found that just 10 rivers may be responsible for dumping almost four million metric tons of plastic into the ocean every year. And thus, targeting those rivers could have a dramatic impact on reducing marine pollution. Read more here

• How London's Oxford Street is being pedestrianized and could become a template for turning other busy thoroughfares into car-free zones. Read more here

• How a Dutch company is aiming to reduce plastic waste and CO2 emissions from transport by removing the water that makes up 80 per cent of cleaning products. Read more here

• How, two years after California's biggest dam removal, fish are rebounding. Read more here

• How one couple in Darwin began feeding the homeless community and inspired others to join them. Read more here

 

 

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