Underground fungi to be mapped in efforts to protect and preserve networks

The first global exploration and mapping of underground fungal networks, which play a critical role in the preservation of the planet, Using 10,000 observations from the GlobalFungi dataset, coupled with hundreds of layers of global environmental data, SPUN is using machine learning to predict the distribution of network biodiversity across the planet. SPUN will collect an additional 10,000 samples across ecosystems on all continents in … Continue reading Underground fungi to be mapped in efforts to protect and preserve networks

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: IKEA aims to remove plastic from consumer packaging by 2028 – The Swedish home furniture retailer has committed to eliminating the use of plastic from all its consumer packaging solutions by 2028, according to Packaging Gateway. The move will be carried out in phases, starting with removing plastic from the packaging … Continue reading Microcosm of the Macrocosm: Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

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: Cocktail Historian Shanna Farrell on Why the Spirits Industry Needs a ‘Grain to Glass’ Revolution – A new book explores the unsustainable secrets of the liquor industry, and how small-scale distillers may be pointing a way forward, Civil Eats writes. How Morocco went big on solar energy – Morocco has … Continue reading Microcosm of the Macrocosm: Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

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: ‘A testimony that we existed’: Benin receives looted art from France – Twenty-six works of art seized by French colonial soldiers in 1892 has returned to Benin, a landmark in the long fight by African countries to recover looted artefacts, Reuters reports. Disaster-resilient New Orleans apartment complex is also affordable … Continue reading Microcosm of the Macrocosm: Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

Kalk AP anti-poaching electric bush bike helping to preserve wildlife in Africa

Swedish electric bike maker CAKE is helping in the fight against poaching in Africa with its anti-poaching solar powered Kalk AP electric motorbike. Optimised for wildlife preservation, the Kalk AP is a limited edition, solar-powered bush bike, developed in collaboration with the Southern African Wildlife College (SAWC) and rangers of the African bush to protect conservation areas from poaching. The first batch of electric anti-poaching bush bikes were delivered … Continue reading Kalk AP anti-poaching electric bush bike helping to preserve wildlife in Africa

UK Green Film Festival showcases five feature documentaries from around the world

UK Green Film Festival has returned to cinemas this month with a programme of five feature documentaries from around the world. The five feature documentaries include Wood, which goes deep undercover into the billion-dollar timber mafia is Wood; Now meets a new wave of climate rebels fighting for the future; Nuclear Forever investigates mankind’s dream of atomic energy; a quest for truth amid poisonous landscapes … Continue reading UK Green Film Festival showcases five feature documentaries from around the world

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: Solar power brings light to Michigan community where utility repossessed street lights – Ten years ago, the city of Highland Park, Michigan, was struggling to pay its utility bills. So as part of a debt settlement with the city, the local utility re-possessed more than 1,000 street lights, Yale Climate … Continue reading Microcosm of the Macrocosm: Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

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: Italy pays homeowners 110% of costs to eco-proof their homes – The Italian government is offering to pay back each homeowner 110 per cent of building costs to convert their existing home into an eco-friendly residence, Euronews writes. Colorado home relies on sun, wood to stay warm through cold winters … Continue reading Microcosm of the Macrocosm: Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

First School of Sustainable Food and Farming launches in the UK

The first School of Sustainable Food and Farming in the UK has officially launched at Shropshire’s Harper Adams University. The school will aim to encourage new sustainable farming methods to help British agriculture achieve its net zero goal. Its courses will seek to introduce regenerative methods of farming – for livestock, soil health and biodiversity – to help produce the nation’s food in an even … Continue reading First School of Sustainable Food and Farming launches in the UK

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: Irish Baron offers home at his castle to animals released from wildlife hospital – An Irish Baron has offered a home for animals released from Ireland’s first dedicated wildlife hospital in the grounds of his castle in Co Meath. Wildlife lovers have united to release the rescued animals back into … Continue reading Microcosm of the Macrocosm: Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World