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. Beavers set to be released in London in urban rewilding drive – Beavers are to be released in London in the UK’s most significant urban rewilding, it has been reported. The industrious rodents will be brought to a site in north London’s Tottenham where there is a large marshland, by rewilding group Citizen Zoo.

2. Sweden ranked best country in the world for sustainable tourism – Global market research company Euromonitor International’s Sustainable Travel Index has found that Scandinavia is leading by example in its engagement and progress towards sustainable travel, with Sweden ranked first, followed by Finland, Austria, Estonia and Norway.

3. 12 young circular economy innovators – When it comes to advancing a circular economy, innovators are working around the world with these three principles in mind – design out waste and pollution, keep products and materials in use and regenerate natural systems. GreenBiz meets 12 students and early-career professionals looking to drive the transition to a circular economy.

4. The UK could recover critical raw materials worth £13 million per year from waste electricals – New research has found that the UK is losing at least £13.64 million of critical raw materials due to the lack of advanced recovery technologies in the UK, according to Circular.

5. Female-led Cannes jury hopes for end to gender debate – Women will outnumber men on the Cannes Film Festival jury this year – but members including French actress Melanie Laurent told Reuters they dreamed of a time when female representation would no longer be newsworthy in the cinema industry.

6. Thousands of new trees to be planted across Plymouth and South Devon – Thousands of new trees will be planted across Plymouth and South Devon, after the area was chosen to become England’s 11th Community Forest, Planet Radio reports.

7. Wildlife Photographers Sell Prints For African Parks – A group of photographers from around the world are working together to raise money for wildlife conservation in Africa, Forbes writes. 

Image Credit: Asaf Kliger/Image Bank Sweden

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

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