Here’s a roundup of some of the stories that have captured Life & Soul Magazine’s attention this week:
1. Does Nature Have Rights? A Burgeoning Legal Movement Says Rivers, Forests and Wildlife Have Standing, Too Climate change and environmental destruction have inspired court cases around the country—and the globe—aimed at protecting the natural world, Inside Climate News reportsr
2. Prince William Unveils Finalists for Environmental Prize Prince William announced 15 inaugural finalists Friday for the Earthshot Prize, his ambitious global environmental award that aims to find new ideas and technologies to tackle climate change, air pollution and the Earth’s most pressing challenges, Time reports.
3. Do you promise to be a better tourist? These places want it in writing – While pledges are only a small piece of tourism management, the hope is that by getting visitors to think about a destination as more than just a backdrop to their vacation photos, they’ll act more thoughtfully, according to CNN.i
4. This Hawaiian island plans for fewer visitors as it pushes for sustainable tourism Oahu is going to reduce its visitors numbers amid concerns that tourism is becoming unsustainable, Lonely Planet writes.
5. Shoal Lake First Nation gets clean water after 24-year wait – Residents of a First Nations community in Canada, who were deprived of clean drinking water for nearly a quarter of a century, can now drink from their taps after a water treatment facility became fully operational earlier this week, according to The Narwhal.
6. Nature reserve in Llandudno named best for wildlife watching in the UK – Gogarth North Wales Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve in Llandudno has ranked as the UK’s most picturesque nature reserve for wildlife watching, North Wales Live reports.
7. Upcycling food waste onto our plates is a new effort. But will consumers find it appetizing? – iPzza with leftover olive leaves. Bread doctored with rice waste. Banana peels turned into snacks. These are examples of a trend called upcycled food — and soon they are coming to our plates, The Washington Post writes.
Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyle including sustainable and green living.