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. The surprising link between wine corks and climate change – Independent studies have found that there is far more carbon stored in a single natural cork than is emitted to the atmosphere by producing it. So using cork instead of plastic or aluminum stoppers is not … Continue reading Microcosm of the Macrocosm: 7 Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

Pigments from fallen autumn leaves used to develop new ingredients for use in cosmetics and textiles industries

Pigments from fallen autumn leaves are being used to develop new types of ingredients for the cosmetics and textiles industry. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has used plant cell culture technology, which is a natural and environmentally friendly production method, to develop pigments from leaves which can be used to colour cosmetics and textiles, and compounds suitable for new products. VTT used cell cultures from … Continue reading Pigments from fallen autumn leaves used to develop new ingredients for use in cosmetics and textiles industries

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. Jamie Foxx puts some ‘Soul’ into Christmas at the movies – “Soul” takes animated movies to new heights, not just with its philosophical themes about the meaning of life but as the first in Pixar’s 25-year feature film history to feature a predominantly Black cast, Reuters … Continue reading Microcosm of the Macrocosm: 7 Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

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. Christmas: Eco-friendly alternative trees – If you’ve decided to give up on traditional Christmas trees this year but still want something to hang your lights on, DW gives some eco-friendly suggestions to try instead. 2. Climate change: Covid drives record emissions drop in 2020 – The … Continue reading Microcosm of the Macrocosm: 7 Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

Buying and Sourcing Moroccan Vintage Rugs: What You Need to Know — Anou Blog

Moroccan vintage rugs don’t really exist. This simple fact is all you actually need to know when determining whether that person who is selling you a Moroccan vintage rug is fundamentally honest about what they do and the impact their work has on the artisan community. This alone should be the blog post, but let’s […] Buying and Sourcing Moroccan Vintage Rugs: What You Need to … Continue reading Buying and Sourcing Moroccan Vintage Rugs: What You Need to Know — Anou Blog

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. Major new woodlands and wetlands partnership begins – Thames21 will embark on a major new woodland and wetlands creation project in partnership with Enfield Council, which will help London meet the challenges of climate change by slowing the flow of water and treating pollution before it reaches … Continue reading Microcosm of the Macrocosm: 7 Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

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. Indigenous-owned solar farm opens in remote northern Alberta community – An Indigenous-owned solar farm in remote northeast Alberta, branded the largest project of its kind in Canada, celebrated its grand opening this week, bringing increased renewable energy independence to a community long reliant on diesel fuel, … Continue reading Microcosm of the Macrocosm: 7 Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

Iowa Tribe is creating the largest tribal national park on the Nebraska-Kansas border

The Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska is creating the largest tribal national park in the US on a forested bluff overlooking the Missouri River, protecting the land for future generations of tribal members and preserving the stories and heritage of its people. The new Ioway Tribal National Park will overlook a historic trading village where the Ioway people bartered for buffalo hides and pipestones … Continue reading Iowa Tribe is creating the largest tribal national park on the Nebraska-Kansas border

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. The futuristic cargo ship made of wood – The shipping industry’s climate impact is large and growing, but a team in Costa Rica is making way for a clean shipping revolution with a cargo ship made of wood, BBC Future reports. 2. Northern Ireland Water plans … Continue reading Microcosm of the Macrocosm: 7 Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

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. This Fungus Is Fast Becoming Luxury Fashion’s Favorite Material – Mylo, has taken three years and approximately 4,000 iterations to finesse. Unlike anything else on the market, it is grown from mycelium cells (the ‘roots’ that fungi use to grow and one of Earth’s most natural … Continue reading Microcosm of the Macrocosm: 7 Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World