Microcosm of the Macrocosm: 7 Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

Here’s a roundup of some of the stories that have captured Life & Soul Magazine’s attention this week:

1. Fashion industry’s carbon impact bigger than airline industry’s – The fashion and footwear industries together account for more than 8% of global climate impact, greater than all international airline flights and maritime shipping trips combined, CBS reports.

2. Battle of Waterloo Bridge: a week of Extinction Rebellion protests – Extinction Rebellion – an international protest group that uses non-violent civil disobedience to campaign on environmental issues – is fast gaining global attention and new members as a week of peaceful protests shows, The Guardian investigates.

3. 7 things learned about Earth since the last Earth Day Vox looks at the changes since last year’s Earth Day including a fresh wave of young environmental activists who are taking to the streets to strike for a safe climate.

4. Best eco-friendly and sustainable holidays 2019T3 round up some of the best eco-friendly and sustainable options, from traditional camping sites with amazing views to helping endangered animals.

5. How green really are eco-friendly washing-up liquids? – As well as testing washing-up liquids for their performance, Which? have gone behind the scenes to find out how “eco” the main brands really are.

6. Four Wildlife Species Making a Comeback After Facing Extinction Global Citizen identifies four wildlife species including humpback whales and mountain gorillas that are making a comeback.

7. A plastic-free future – From food waste to woodchips, Euronews takes a look at a wide selection of raw materials which can end up serving as an alternative to plastics.

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about sustainable lifestyle and green living for publications, and offers content services to planet-friendly businesses. Find out more at Rosamedea.com 


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