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. Chamois: Italy’s Alpine village without cars – On the steep slopes of the Aosta Valley, the hamlet of Chamois is the only Italian village that can’t be accessed by car, BBC Travel writes. 

2. Sustainable packaging for a more wholistic wine business – In the wine industry, packaging is vital for the conservation of a quality product, for brands to distinguish themselves in the consumer market, and as a way to promote a more sustainable culture, Wine Industry Advisor reports. 

3. Deep-sea mining gets a resounding rejection from conservation charities – Delegates at this year’s global conservation summit have voted overwhelmingly in support of a motion that calls for a moratorium on deep-sea mining and the reform of the International Seabed Authority (ISA), the U.N.-mandated body tasked with regulating this activity, Monga Bay reports.

4. Onshore wind turbine decommissioning presents economic opportunities for Scotland, says Zero Waste Scotland in new report – The report findings identify a need for future reprocessing infrastructure and storage locations to support the demands of wind turbine decommissioning, as well as opportunities to increase skills and expertise in reuse and refurbishment in wind turbines in Scotland and creating green jobs, Circular reports.

5. The women making fashion ethical – Marie Claire meets the women helping to change the fashion industry.

6. Even tiny green spaces in cities help urban wildlife biodiversity – Increasing the number of plants in cities provides a big and rapid boost to biodiversity, according to a four-year study in Melbourne, Australia, New Scientist reports.

7. This AI Helps Detect Wildlife Health Issues in Real Time – A system that scans animal rehabilitation center data could provide early alerts when a disease is spreading, Wired writes.

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

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