Microcosm of the Macrocosm: Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

Here’s some of the stories that have captured Life & Soul Magazine’s attention this week:

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan announces new plans to rewild London  – The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has today announced a new £600,000 Rewild London Fund, that will help restore London’s most precious wildlife sites and create more natural habitats for plants and animals to thrive., according to a press release.

Christmas for all agesNational Garden Scheme has lots of tips and how-to guides to help make your Christmas a great success this year. From warming winter recipes to an ingenious and easy-to-make wreath, to making nutty apple rings and bird seed cakes with your children or grandchildren, there’s inspiration for everyone. 

Bird songs bump stars off Australian music chart – An album made up entirely of the tweets and squawks of endangered Australian birds has debuted in the top five of the country’s Aria music charts, the BBC writes.

Solar parks could boost bumble bee numbers in a win-win for nature New research shows that simple changes to how UK solar parks are managed could boost ground nesting bumble bee populations in the parks and surrounding areas, providing an additional benefit on top of renewable energy, according to The British Ecological Society.

Dell’s Luna laptop concept is all about repairability – Called “Concept Luna,” the proof-of-concept laptop dreamed up by Dell’s design team has a number of unusual features that are intended to make repair and maintenance easy. No screwdrivers or glue solvents are needed to pry loose a broken keyboard or peel off a cracked screen; both components simply pop free after a pair of keystones holding them in place are removed, The Verge writes.

Image: Dell Concept Luna

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

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