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. New funding announced to protect rare wildlife and vulnerable habitats across the globe – The UK Government has awarded £10.9 million for global projects to protect rare wildlife and vulnerable habitats. Wildlife set to benefit include turtles in the British Virgin Islands, penguins in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, coral reefs in Comoros and endangered chimpanzees in Uganda.

2. Get Local Greens’ lowdown on the lockdownBrixton Blog discovers how a local green food initiative is coping with lockdown.

3. Sonny Rollins on the Pandemic, Protests, and Music – The legendary saxophonist, approaching ninety, discusses civil rights, jazz, and creative change with The New Yorker.

4. Fast-growing mini-forests spring up in Europe to aid climateMiyawaki forests are denser and said to be more biodiverse than other kinds of woods, The Guardian reports.

5. World’s largest green turtle colony nearly twice as big as thought – Scientists have discovered that the world’s largest population of green turtles is nearly twice as big as previously thought, after drones allowed them to observe the animals better, according to The Independent.

6. Unilever to invest €1 billion in climate change fund over 10 years – Unilever, the Anglo-Dutch consumer products company whose brands include Dove soap and Knorr soup, said it was responding to the “scale and urgency” of the climate change crisis. The fund will invest in projects including reforestation, water preservation and carbon sequestration over the next ten years, Reuters reports.

7. Canada and EU Attach Sustainable Strings to Their COVID-Recovery Plans – Both Canada and the European Union have unveiled plans to rebuild their post-pandemic recovery plans that put sustainability front and center. Will other governments follow suit? Sustainable Brands asks.

Image Credit: Urban Forests

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyle including sustainable and green living. She also offers content services to businesses and individuals at Rosamedea.com

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