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Stephen Hawking on black holes and depression, Judi Dench on trees, and Reparations Ecology

Stephen Hawking turned 76 on Monday and, in giving advice on coping with depression, highlighted that black holes aren't the eternal prisons they were once thought to be; Judi Dench shares her passion for

trees and champagne; and a new book, "A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things: A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, and the Future of the Planet" asks how we should respond to a world where it's easier for people to imagine the end of the planet than to imagine the end of capitalism ... and argues for a reparations ecology.

These stories and more in today's Solutions Digest:

• How Stephen Hawking turned 76 on Monday and, in giving advice on coping with depression, highlighted that black holes aren't the eternal prisons they were once thought to be. Read more here

• VIDEO: Judi Dench's passion for trees. View here

• How the Port of Vancouver, British Columbia, has run a two-month experiment on whether slowing shipping vessels would reduce underwater noise and help endangered killer whales. Read more here

• How a ban on microbeads came into force in Britain on Tuesday. Read more here

• How the UN has declared that we need to move from focusing on chemical imbalances as an explanation of depression to focusing more on understanding power imbalances. Read more here

• How London is replacing the diesel vans being used for business deliveries with electric cargo bikes. Read more here 

• How a new book, "A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things: A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, and the Future of the Planet" asks how we should respond to a world where it's easier for people to imagine the end of the planet than to imagine the end of capitalism ... and argues for a reparations ecology. Read more here

 

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