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:

What climate change means for the future of coffee and other popular foods – While farming coffee will be more challenging in a warmer climate, some countries will be able to grow more cashews and avocados, a new study finds, National Geographic writes.

National Trust announces plans for first green corridor to link historic city centre to surrounding countryside – The first confirmed corridor will be in Bath, where residents will benefit from a new three mile recognised route connecting the historic city to the surrounding green spaces echoing the fashionable Georgian pastime of spending time in the countryside, according to the National Trust.

The Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland training grants available for aspiring Botanists – Grants of up to £250 are available for aspiring botanists who want to go on short training courses. Applications need to be in by 28 February, Botanical Society of Britain writes.

Half of Scots pledge to head outdoors more often and help nature – Scots are now spending more time outdoors than they did before the pandemic, and more than half want to take positive action to help the nation’s wildlife. Latest research by Nature Scot into people’s relationship with the outdoors during the pandemic found 77% are heading outdoors at least once a week and 48% expect to visit more often. 

15 innovations bringing nature back into our cities – Last year, UpLink’s BiodiverCities Challenge called for innovative solutions enabling cities to become net-zero and nature-positive. World Economic Forum share information on 15 innovators who are enabling BiodiverCities around the world.

Image Credit: RESILIO/Wieke Bratt/BiodiverCities

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

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