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. Meet the Arctic farmer hoping to make his town more sustainable – The BBC meets Ben Vidmar who grows vegetables in the most northerly town on Earth – Longyearbyen, on the Arctic’s Svalbard Islands. It is a hostile natural environment for plants, with no daylight for … Continue reading Microcosm of the Macrocosm: 7 Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

TV should weave environmental messaging into shows and drama plots, BAFTA says

Climate change should be the focus of more TV shows and drama plots to help raise awareness of the issues, according to the British Academy of Film and Television (BAFTA). A new report released by Bafta found the word “cake” was mentioned 15 times more than climate change in non-news British television programming – with 46,063 mentions compared to 3,125 mentions of climate change. Certain … Continue reading TV should weave environmental messaging into shows and drama plots, BAFTA says

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. Thailand’s most famous beach, Maya Bay, is set to be tourist-free for at least another two years – CNN reports that Maya Bay, the stunning cove made famous by “The Beach”, the 2000 film starring Leonardo DiCaprio is will likely to remain closed for two more … Continue reading Microcosm of the Macrocosm: 7 Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

Pop-up bar at Tokyo waste facility aims to get residents to rethink their trash

A pop-up bar has opened up at a waste facility in Tokyo, where bar-goers can watch trash being incinerated while they drink, in an effort to get them to think about the waste they produce. The bar, called the Gomi (Trash) Pit, was built thanks to local officials at the Musashino Clean Centre facility, western Tokyo. Musashino is going to great lengths to ensure that … Continue reading Pop-up bar at Tokyo waste facility aims to get residents to rethink their trash

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. Ecuador Amazon tribe win first victory against oil companies – Ecuador’s Waorani indigenous tribe won their first victory against big oil companies in a ruling that blocks the companies’ entry onto ancestral Amazonian lands for oil exploration activities, AFP reports. 2. Adidas launches first fully recyclable … 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. 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