Jaguars return to Argentina wetlands in rewilding project

The jaguar, the largest predator in South America, has returned to the Iberá wetlands in Argentina for the first time in 70 years through a rewilding project. Adult jaguar Mariua, who was rescued as an orphan cub in Brazil, and her two captive-born cubs were released into Gran Iberá Park in January by local wildlife organisation Rewilding Argentina, who manage the wetlands. They are the … Continue reading Jaguars return to Argentina wetlands in rewilding project

Topup Truck: Milk float finds second life as a mobile zero-waste shop in London’s Hackney

An upcycled milk float is now enjoying life as a zero-waste Topup Truck, selling a range of goods and plastic-free items to residents in London’s Hackney. Topup Truck is the brainchild of Ella Shone, who after being furloughed from her sales job during the coronavirus pandemic last spring decided to use her savings to start her new business, aiming to meet growing demand for household … Continue reading Topup Truck: Milk float finds second life as a mobile zero-waste shop in London’s Hackney

Wildlife Watch: New anti-poaching project encourages Virtual Rangers to watch over wildlife live-streamed from the African Bush

A new pilot project that is using technology to help fight back against poaching has launched in South Africa allowing viewers anywhere in the world to assist an all-female ranger unit in the conservation of endangered species. The Black Mamba Anti-Poaching Unit has teamed up with tech company Samsung as part of the new initiative, Wildlife Watch, to bring live feeds which will be streamed … Continue reading Wildlife Watch: New anti-poaching project encourages Virtual Rangers to watch over wildlife live-streamed from the African Bush

P&G launches refillable aluminium shampoo-bottle system in the UK

Procter & Gamble Beauty has launched its first reusable and refillable aluminium bottle system across shampoo brands in the UK. The refill format utilises reusable aluminium bottles as well as recyclable refill pouches, which are made using 60% less plastic than the standard brand bottle. P&G say that the pouches can be recycled through kerbside collections in the UK. P&G is using the format to … Continue reading P&G launches refillable aluminium shampoo-bottle system in the UK

House of Herbology: DIY Green Tea Facial Toner

Green tea is highly beneficial for skin. Antioxidants found in green tea assist with keeping skin moisturised, reducing skin irritation and redness, soothing skin, and treating acne. While you can drink green tea to benefit from its skin healing properties, you can also use it to apply directly onto skin. The below video shows you how to make a basic green tea facial toner with … Continue reading House of Herbology: DIY Green Tea Facial Toner

Black Swan: Fully electric passenger boat powered by second life EV batteries

Repurposed EV batteries from cars are being used to power EV boats cruising the River Seine in Paris. The Black Swan, an electric boat designed for private or business cruises on the Seine, is fitted with second-life batteries provided by French car manufacturers Renault. The team behind The Black Swan, French river tour company, Seine Alliance partnered with Groupe Renault and Green-Vision to demonstrate ways … Continue reading Black Swan: Fully electric passenger boat powered by second life EV batteries

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. ‘Unassuming’ Cumbria M6 copse becomes wildlife haven – An “unassuming copse” next to a motorway has been turned into a “haven for wildlife” in an effort to boost the road’s environmental credentials, the BBC reports. 2. Ford to sell only electric cars in UK and Europe … Continue reading Microcosm of the Macrocosm: 7 Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

Catios: What they are + inspiration ideas

Catios, patios for cats or outdoor cat enclosures provide an excellent way for your feline crew – whether they are indoor cats or outdoor cats – to get the benefits of being outdoors and experiencing nature but without any harm coming to them from outdoor hazards – such as cars, predators, poisons and pests – and without any harm done to local wildlife. Catios come … Continue reading Catios: What they are + inspiration ideas

Australia’s Walker Swamp returns to wetlands after team of ecologists buy land and restore it

A once-thriving Australian wetlands that was artificially drained and farmed for over a century is making a comeback thanks to a huge restoration project led by the Nature Glenelg Trust. The Walker Swamp Restoration Reserve, situated in the southern Grampians region adjacent to the Grampians National Park in Victoria, is now welcoming life once again thanks to a partnership between Nature Glenelg Trust (NGT), Glenelg … Continue reading Australia’s Walker Swamp returns to wetlands after team of ecologists buy land and restore it

TAZO Tree Corps to help combat climate change in the most impacted communities across the US

TAZO will launch a new initiative, TAZO Tree Corps, to help combat climate change in the most impacted communities across the US. TAZO Tree Corps, which launches this spring, is a paid, locally hired workforce that will use tree planting and maintenance to help combat climate change and create new jobs in economically disadvantaged neighbourhoods and communities of colour “because trees have the power to … Continue reading TAZO Tree Corps to help combat climate change in the most impacted communities across the US