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Mals bans all synthetic pesticides, China to create world's largest carbon market, and sensory park opens in Queensland

The Italian village of Mals has become the first place in the world to ban all synthetic pesticides; China has unveiled plans to create the world's largest carbon market as it positions itself as the leader

in the fight against climate change; and a sensory park, designed for children and adults with sensory processing disorder, auditory processing disorder, autism, down syndrome, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, spina bifida and visual impairment, has opened in Gladstone, Queensland.

These stories and more in today's Solutions Digest:

• How a sensory park, designed for children and adults with sensory processing disorder, auditory processing disorder, autism, down syndrome, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, spina bifida and visual impairment, has opened in Gladstone, Queensland. Read more here

• VIDEO: How an Iranian olive factory owner only hires ex-prisoners or women whose partners are behind bars ... and he also offers free counselling and accommodation. View here

• How RENEW Newcastle has been given the job of opening Newcastle railway station to the public for 18 months before its long-term future is decided. Read more here

• How Mount Taranaki, the sacred mountain in the North Island of New Zealand, is the third geographic feature in the country to be granted a 'legal personality'. Read more here

• How China has unveiled plans to create the world's largest carbon market as it positions itself as the leader in the fight against climate change. Read more here

• How the Italian village of Mals has become the first place in the world to ban all synthetic pesticides. Read more here

• How The Big Fix and the Blue Mountains Permaculture Institute will be running a Permaculture Design Course in the Blue Mountains from February 2 - March 24, 2018. Read more here

  

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