Heal: New wildlife charity aims to buy land in the English lowlands and give it back to nature

Heal, a new wildlife charity, is building a fund to buy land in the English lowlands and give it back to nature. According to The Guardian, the charity, which is crowdunding, will seek sites such as former farms, green belt or lower-grade land where wildlife can recover. The intention is to let the land recover naturally rather than by planting nursery-grown trees. Jan Stannard, Heal’s … Continue reading Heal: New wildlife charity aims to buy land in the English lowlands and give it back to nature

DC’s Environmental Film Festival make over 75 films from its 2020 festival schedule available online for free

Washington DC’s Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital (DCEFF) has made more than 75 films from its festival schedule aavailable to watch for free online until 31 March. The film festival, which was due to take place from 12-22 March 2020, was cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak, but now the festival organisers and filmmakers are offereing a selection of its 2020 Festival schedule … Continue reading DC’s Environmental Film Festival make over 75 films from its 2020 festival schedule available online for free

House of Herbology: DIY Lens Cleaner Spray

Are you looking for a non-toxic lens cleaner that will clean your glasses, laptop screen, camera lens, and TV screen, among others? You can make your own DIY Lens Cleaner Spray at home using two simple ingredients white vinegar and distilled water, as well as an empty spray bottle. Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyle including sustainable and green … Continue reading House of Herbology: DIY Lens Cleaner Spray

House of Herbology: DIY Natural Cleaning Spray with Citrus

Make your own cleaning spray that’s non-toxic and naturally anti-bacterial using citrus peels and that kitchen cupboard staple, vinegar. If you’re looking for a non-toxic household cleaner for everyday clean-ups, a natural cleaning spray with vinegar and citrus fruit peel can do the job. Vinegar typically contains around 5-8 % acetic acid by volume. Acetic acid can act as a disinfectant that can destroy some … Continue reading House of Herbology: DIY Natural Cleaning Spray with Citrus

Fridays For Future launch webinar series for pupils determined to “strike” despite being at home

Fridays For Future, the youth movement started by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, is launching a series of webinars to be held on Fridays for pupils determined to “strike” despite being stuck at home. Greta Thunberg called on fellow climate activists earlier in the week to move their weekly rallies online due to the spreading coronavirus outbreak. The webinars will be by “experts and interesting … Continue reading Fridays For Future launch webinar series for pupils determined to “strike” despite being at home

Durian fruit waste could be used to power environmentally-friendly electronics

Waste from durian – the tropical fruit native to Southeast Asia known for its overpowering stench and spikey skin – can be used to create energy stores for rapid electric charging, according to new research. Researchers at the University of Sydney have found a method for extracting durian and jackfruit biowaste for more efficient, ultra-quick electric chargers. The process involves turning the guts of the … Continue reading Durian fruit waste could be used to power environmentally-friendly electronics

Mother Nature Reclaims: Venice waters are “clear and full of fish” and other wildlife returns while Italy under quarantine

Mother Nature is reclaiming her spaces and places, and her native species are roaming their territories just as nature intended, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Italy, which has been under complete quarantine lockdown since 13 March, has seen the return of clear waters and fish in the canals of Venice. Venice is the clearest it has been in 60 years. With less need for … Continue reading Mother Nature Reclaims: Venice waters are “clear and full of fish” and other wildlife returns while Italy under quarantine