Young Britons who have grown up in the era of a flourishing fair trade market are highly sensitive to global issues and want to see businesses acting to end inequality and climate change – according to a new analysis from the Fairtrade Foundation

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Possibility not disability: the freedom of adventure


/ Culture

22 Jan


Topher Downham is a Colorado park ranger, a skier, a downhill mountain biker and a serial adventurist. He’s also quadriplegic, but that never stopped him. He tells Aaron Millar his inspiring story


Nature writing resurges despite dictionary cull


/ Culture

21 Jan

Robert Macfarlane (credit Michael Pappas 2014) CROPPED

As authors protest nature-related words being cut from the Oxford Junior Dictionary, a new breed of writers and publications are using language, and new perspectives, to reinvigorate our relationship with the natural world

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Female taxi firm drives away violence towards women


/ Community

20 Jan


A new female-only taxi company in India is helping women stay safe while providing valuable employment and training opportunities


Can family farming save the world?


/ Environment

19 Jan


2014 marked the UN International Year of Family Farming, which celebrated the contribution family-based agriculture brings to the global food system. Ilaria Bertini headed to Italy to attend two of the year’s most significant family farming events


Re-framing our thinking for a better world


/ Economics & Innovation

16 Jan

Robert Couse-Baker

Do we really make choices as consumers, or are we merely victims of pre-determined constructs? Laurence and Alison Matthews explain how shoppers can take back the power through ‘framespotting’


How computers are identifying violence hotspots


/ Peace & Democracy

15 Jan

United Nations Peacekeeping

Computers have long been used to identify potential areas of conflict, but a new model being used in Liberia means that violence can now be predicted on a grassroots level

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