Patagonia Action Works: Connecting people to local environmental action groups

Outdoorwear specialists Patagonia are making it easier for individuals to connect with environmental organisations in their local area. Patagonia Action Works aims to help individuals to discover and connect with environmental action groups and get involved with the work they do. According to the Patagonia Action Works website, “For almost 40 years, Patagonia has supported grassroots activists working to find solutions to the environmental crisis. … Continue reading Patagonia Action Works: Connecting people to local environmental action groups

Massive Attack publish roadmap to ultra low carbon live music industry

Massive Attack have released findings of their report, in partnership with the Tyndall Centre for Climate Research, which proposes action for the “urgent and significant reassembly” of the music industry to combat the climate crisis. The report, the Roadmap to Super Low Carbon Live Music, outlines the immediate elimination of private jet use, a switch to electric transportation for concerts and festivals, and the phasing … Continue reading Massive Attack publish roadmap to ultra low carbon live music industry

AgriTech startup helps Kenyan farmers to improve crops

Kenyan startup Lentera Africa is using cutting-edge technology to help farmers improve their crop yields and cope with the effects of climate change. The AgriTech business uses satellite based crop analysis and smart inputs to provide both harvest forecasts and reliable weather data. Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyle including sustainable and green living Continue reading AgriTech startup helps Kenyan farmers to improve crops

Mexico City’s Aztec-era canals get the clean-up treatment using solar energy

A “nanobubble” system which harnesses solar energy to improve water quality is being used to clean up the canals of Mexico City’s Xochimilco ecological zone. Officials in Mexico City have been focused on cleaning up the polluted waters of Xochimilco, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the few areas of the capital that still boasts canal networks dating back to Aztec times. A … Continue reading Mexico City’s Aztec-era canals get the clean-up treatment using solar energy

Clean My Calanques: Locals helping to clean-up Marseille’s creeks and teach young people about the environment

Coastal clean-up operations are increasing in Marseille, France thanks to the environmental organisation Clean My Calanques, who alongside a team of volunteers, can collect up to a tonne of waste in one clean-up session. Clean My Calanques organises beach clean-ups once or twice a month in the south of France region, and aims to educate everyone, both local and national, about environmental issues. Clean My … Continue reading Clean My Calanques: Locals helping to clean-up Marseille’s creeks and teach young people about the environment

Seaweed experts trial “green gravel” technique to restore kelp forests around the world

Seaweed experts are trialling the novel “green gravel” technique to scale up and accelerate projects to restore kelp forests around the world. The green gravel technique involves seeding small rocks with kelp spores in a laboratory and then scattering them in the ocean from a boat once they have grown into seedlings. It is a much simpler and cheaper method than traditional seaweedrestoration techniques that … Continue reading Seaweed experts trial “green gravel” technique to restore kelp forests around the world

Dover Castle welcomes new residents, four red-billed choughs, as part of a Kent rewilding project

Dover Castle has become home to four juvenile red-billed choughs, a rare member of the crow family which has returned to the White Cliffs of Dover for the first time in centuries thanks to a conservation project. The new residents are now living in a specially built aviary which was unveiled at Dover Castle last week. Red-billed choughs are identified by their glossy black plumage, red legs and a … Continue reading Dover Castle welcomes new residents, four red-billed choughs, as part of a Kent rewilding project

Ecocide: What is it and who’s supporting it become an international crime

Environmental destruction, known as ecocide, would become an international crime deemed on par with genocide and crimes against humanity — and punishable as well, under a proposed new legal definition. The definition of “ecocide” by a panel of 12 lawyers from around the world marks a big first step in the global campaign’s efforts to prevent future environmental disasters like the deforestation of the Amazon or actions … Continue reading Ecocide: What is it and who’s supporting it become an international crime

Osprey reintroduction project in England celebrates 200th chick

A project that reintroduced ospreys to England and helped bring them back to Wales has seen its 200th chick fledge this year. The 200th chick, a female, fledged in July and was ringed with the number 360 to identify her, according to Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust. Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust launched the Rutland Osprey Project in 1996 in partnership with Anglian Water and the Roy … Continue reading Osprey reintroduction project in England celebrates 200th chick

Coral-damaging sunscreens banned across Thailand’s marine national parks

Coral-damaging sunscreens have been banned across all Thailand’s marine national parks. The move comes after concerns emerging from tourists that flock to the south east Asian country and use sunscreen that contains chemicals harming corals. The Thai Department of Conservation said four ingredients commonly found in sun creams were shown to destroy coral larvae, obstruct coral reproduction and cause reef bleaching. Those lotions containing oxybenzone, … Continue reading Coral-damaging sunscreens banned across Thailand’s marine national parks