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UK backs a total ban on insect-harming pesticides, hemp now legal to use in food in Australia, and Coffin Clubs emerging to make death more affordable

The UK has agreed to back a total ban on insect-harming pesticides in fields across Europe; hemp is now legal to be used in food in Australia with a range of new products

like hemp beer, hemp chocolate and hemp oil debuting over the weekend; and Coffin Clubs are emerging to make death more affordable and the process more enjoyable.

These stories and more in today's Solutions Digest:

• How stroke patients could face a greater chance of a full recovery with a new ambulance that moves the hospital to the patient to be trialled in Victoria. Read more here

• How a new project in Victoria is demonstrating how temporary dwellings on vacant land can be an interim solution for homelessness. Read more here

• How hemp is now legal to be used in food in Australia and a range of new products like hemp beer, hemp chocolate and hemp oil debuted over the weekend. Read more here

• How the art of echolocation, which helps bats navigate in the dark, is increasingly being used to also assist those with vision-impairment. Read more here

• How The Big Fix spent Sunday at Blackheath Community Farm planting potatoes and garlic and harvesting the Farm's first garlic crop in readiness for a 'Celebration of Garlic' on Sunday 26 November. Read more her 

• How there is reason to hope with seven megatrends that could beat global warming. Read more here

• How a Perth architect has built a home on just 170 square meters to show how people can live comfortably in small spaces as an alternative to the McMansion. Read more here

• How scientists are bombing wetlands with mangrove seedlings to halt land loss. Read more here

• VIDEO: How Uddhab Bharali has created more than 140 inventions to improve people's lives. View here

• How the UK has agreed to back a total ban on insect-harming pesticides in fields across Europe. Read more here

• VIDEO: How Coffin Clubs are emerging to make death more affordable and the process more enjoyable. View here

 

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