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NAB to halt lending for new thermal coal mining projects, native forests being restored in Appalachia and a fashion industry without plastic emerging

The National Australia Bank says it will halt all lending for new thermal coal mining projects, becoming the first major Australian bank to phase out

support of thermal coal mining; a group of nonprofits and scientists are working to restore native forests on former coalmine sites in Appalachia after the land lying unproductive for 40 years; and a fashion industry without plastic is beginning to emerge.

These stories and more in today's Solutions Digest:

• VIDEO: How one Indonesian man has covered 250 acres with 11,000 trees and protected his village from drought. View here

• How a court ruling has upheld the 20-year ban on new uranium mining claims across 1 million acres of public lands adjacent to the Grand Canyon. Read more here

• How the European commission has announced funding of €9bn (£8bn) for action on climate change. Read more here

• How a group of nonprofits and scientists are working to restore native forests on former coalmine sites in Appalachia after the land lying unproductive for 40 years. Read more here

• How a fashion industry without plastic is beginning to emerge. Read more here

• How the National Australia Bank says it will halt all lending for new thermal coal mining projects, becoming the first major Australian bank to phase out support of thermal coal mining. Read more here

• How George Monbiot argues for reviving common ownership as one possible route to social transformation. Read more here

 

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