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:

Should we be growing trees in the desert to combat climate change? – Undesert is working on a whole new frontier for reforestation. The company is focused on planting trees in deserts, specifically desert shrublands in the Alamogordo region of New Mexico, Tech Crunch investigates.

How the islanders across Denmark’s ‘Coastal Lands’ have perfected the art of slow travel – To live around the scenic cradle of Horsens Fjord and on its surrounding islands is to embrace the elements — and a dozen different jobs. National Geographic meets the mulitasking locals serving up ‘short-travelled’ food, long-told stories and slow-travel tours.

Photos: Old gas station turned into an EV-only charging hub with free WiFi and solar panels in its timber canopies – The Shell Recharge station opened in London’s Fulham Road in January 2022, Insider reports. According to Shell, it’s the first time it has converted one of its existing gas stations into an EV-only charging hub.

Diesel-Killing Locomotive Of The Future Runs On Solar Power – Solar Train’s goal for 2022 is to engineer an 80-foot version of a solar train that can reach a top speed of 65 miles per hour on raw solar power alone, CleanTechnica writes.

New art exhibition in Scotland hopes to encourage people to be more sustainable – A new exhibition at Kirkcaldy Galleries in Fife is shining a light on the climate emergency in an effort to encourage people to be more sustainable, STV reports. REsolve: a Creative Approach to the Circular Economy features the work of 12 artists and is aiming to help people view waste in a different way.

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

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