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. This Fungus Is Fast Becoming Luxury Fashion’s Favorite Material – Mylo, has taken three years and approximately 4,000 iterations to finesse. Unlike anything else on the market, it is grown from mycelium cells (the ‘roots’ that fungi use to grow and one of Earth’s most natural and infinitely-renewable resources), then fed with sawdust, rested, and harvested over the course of two weeks, Forbes reports.

2. Global map of bees created in conservation first – Scientists have mapped the distribution of all 20,000 bee species on earth. The new global map of bees will help in the conservation of the insects we rely on to pollinate our crops, say researchers in Singapore and China, BBC says. 

3. New petrol and diesel cars banned from sale after 2030 under UK government’s green planThe plan also includes developing the first town heated entirely by hydrogen by the end of the decade, Sky reports.

4. Scientists in Costa Rica are growing new corals to save reefs – A team is using tested techniques and experimental ideas to grow coral and revive ancient reefs in the Golfo Dulce, an underwater oasis in the Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean, where coral reefs have been historically understudied, Mongabay writes.

5. L’Oreal launches Garnier shampoo barsBeauty brand L’Oreal is releasing a new line of green beauty-oriented Garnier shampoo bars across Europe. The bars will be 94 per cent plant-based and biodegradable, using 80 per cent less packaging and 70 per cent less fossil energy to make, The Independent writes.

6. Green New Deal: London launches £10m job-creation scheme for low -carbon sectors – London Mayor Sadiq Khan has outlined plans to funnel £10m into the energy efficiency, low-carbon transport and skills sector as part of the capital’s plans for a green Covid-19 recovery, according to Edie.

7. Wallenius Marine develops world’s largest wind-powered vessel to slash shipping emissions – Swedish shipping company Wallenius Marine is developing a ship called Oceanbird, which could transport 7,000 cars and trucks across the Atlantic propelled only by the wind, Dezeen reports.

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyle including sustainable and green living. 

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