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. Seaweed water pouches handed out at the London Marathon – The 2019 London Marathon, held yesterday (Sunday 28 April), saw participants being handed water encased in edible pods made of seaweed extracts instead of plastic bottles, in a bid to go plastic-free. The pouches, made by … 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. Fashion industry’s carbon impact bigger than airline industry’s – The fashion and footwear industries together account for more than 8% of global climate impact, greater than all international airline flights and maritime shipping trips combined, CBS reports. 2. Battle of Waterloo Bridge: a week of Extinction … 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. Ocean Tunnel Pop-Up Art Installation on view in San Diego – A unique, interactive art installation at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego has opened to the public. The exhibit is the vision of Madeleine Hamann, a physical oceanography PhD student, … 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. Coal is on the way out’: study finds fossil fuel now pricier than solar or wind in the US – The Guardian reports that around three-quarters of US coal production is now more expensive than solar and wind energy in providing electricity to American households, according … 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. Morgan Freeman converts his 124-acre ranch into a giant Honeybee sanctuary to Save The Bees – Forbes writes about how the actor and beekeeper works to feed the bees sugar and water and has help planting bee-friendly magnolia trees, lavender, and clover. He only feeds them and has … Continue reading Microcosm of the Macrocosm: 7 Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

England city of Chester becomes the world’s first “Sustainable Palm Oil City”

Chester has just become the world’s first city to exclusively source all of their daily goods from sustainable palm oil suppliers. More than 50 schools, businesses, restaurants, and businesses in the England city of Chester have revolutionised their supply chains and committed to sourcing their palm oil products from 100% sustainable sources. Chester achieved the transformation thanks to a long-running campaign that was led by … Continue reading England city of Chester becomes the world’s first “Sustainable Palm Oil City”

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. Danish billionaires plan to rewild large swath of Scottish Highlands – Anders and Anne Holch Povlsen, who own more than 80,000 hectares (200,000 acres) across Sutherland and the Grampian mountains want to become pioneers of rewilding by reversing years of mismanagement by previous lairds, The Guardian … 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. The fight to ban toxic pesticide, chlorpyrifos, continues – For half a century, staple food crops in the United States — such as corn, wheat, apples and citrus — have been sprayed with chlorpyrifos, a dangerous pesticide that can damage the developing brains of children, causing reduced IQ, … 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. Microplastics Are Polluting Lakes And Rivers Across Britain, Study Suggests – The Huffington Post reports on research by Bangor University and Friends of the Earth which has found 10 sites including Ullswater in the Lake District, Loch Lomond in Scotland and the River Thames, as well … Continue reading Microcosm of the Macrocosm: 7 Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

Svalbard Global Seed Vault: The “Noah’s Ark of Plant Diversity” protecting the world’s seed resources

Svalbard Global Seed Vault, otherwise known as the “Noah’s Ark of Plant Diversity”, is home to what is quite possibly the world’s most important treasures – seeds. Deep inside a mountain on a remote island in the Svalbard archipelago, halfway between mainland Norway and the North Pole, lies the Global Seed Vault. The Global Seed Vault isn’t just a large storage facility for seeds from around … Continue reading Svalbard Global Seed Vault: The “Noah’s Ark of Plant Diversity” protecting the world’s seed resources