/ Agriculture, Economics & Innovation, Environment, Food, Innovation, Renewable Energy, Sustainable Development, Technology

07 Oct 2015


Rather than waiting around to see what happens at the Paris climate talks in December, a group of European creatives got together and came up with some low-tech solutions to the world's environmental problems. Elsa Pereria reports from POC21


/ Innovation, Science, Sustainable Development

29 Sep 2015


Three international science organisations have announced that 2016 will be the International Year of Global Understanding, aiming to show “how to translate scientific insight into more sustainable lifestyles”

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/ Positive Perspective, Sustainable Development

25 Sep 2015


This weekend the UN sustainable development goals will be agreed upon at a summit in New York. Asghar Zaidi explains how the new goals aim to cover a much broader range of issues and be more widely applicable than those they are replacing


/ Renewable Energy

22 Sep 2015


In the dry, rugged terrain of South Mount Hebron in Palestine, electricity is a rare commodity, but Israeli-Palestinian NGO Comet-Me is helping people make their own renewable power

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/ Agriculture, Education, Food, Positive People, Youth

21 Sep 2015


Thanks to a growing awareness of sustainability issues, students around the country are swapping evenings on cheap beer for afternoons spent growing their own fruit and veg. Natalie Leal looks at the rise of edible campus initiatives


/ Agriculture, Conservation, Environment

16 Sep 2015


A new report on the impact of deforestation in Africa suggests that integrating more trees and shrubs into farmland could not only benefit the environment, but also improve food security and even reduce the likelihood of people becoming refugees

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/ Environment, Science

08 Sep 2015


As humanity’s quest for knowledge deepens into the cosmos, perhaps we should bow modestly to the ungraspable complexity of life here on Earth, says Marcus Nield


/ Environment, Health, Social Enterprise, Technology

04 Sep 2015


Cooking smoke kills hundreds of people a day, but one company has come up with a clever alternative – and a finance model to fund it – to help Bhutanese families cook up a better future


/ Conservation, Environment

02 Sep 2015


Asia Pulp and Paper Group, one of the largest paper mills in the world, is closing its plantations in a bid to protect rainforest and peatlands. Could this unusual move set a new precedent in the paper business?

David Wright

/ Environment, Positive Perspective

27 Aug 2015


In 2011 Geoff Dalglish gave up all his worldly possessions to walk more than 10,000 miles and spread a message of treading lightly on the Earth. Here, he talks about his latest quest: a three year long water conservation pilgrimage starting next month


/ Economics & Innovation, Food, Social Enterprise

25 Aug 2015


A new social enterprise bakery in east London is revitalising both the local area and the employment prospects of many young people


/ Conservation, Environment

24 Aug 2015


Poachers have driven rhino numbers dangerously low, but new initiative Rhinos Without Borders aims to boost the population and provide a safer haven for those at risk

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/ Conservation, Environment, Positive Travel Blog

19 Aug 2015


An ambitious new project at the Alladale estate is allowing tourists to experience a rewilding project in action. Environmentalist Matt Mellen heads to Scotland to witness the transformation and is inspired at what it might herald for the future of Britain’s wilderness


/ Conservation, Environment

04 Aug 2015


The creation of a fish reserve in northern Mozambique has brought tremendous benefits to both marine life and the local community


/ Environment, Sustainable Development

29 Jul 2015


Diversifying away from palm oil is a challenging issue, but one that’s vital to ensure the longevity of the environment, our health and the economy, says Bhavani Shankar

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/ Economics & Innovation, Environment

24 Jul 2015


The European Union has teamed up with African governments to fund local climate research centres and help the continent prepare for natural disasters

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/ Conservation, Environment, Positive Perspective

17 Jul 2015


The dramatic growth of ecological restoration, from mass reforestation to the large-scale reintroductions of long-lost species, is providing a welcome cause for optimism among often overly-pessimistic conservationists, argues Marcus Nield


/ Environment

14 Jul 2015


Scotland’s environment secretary has challenged the nation to #MakeThingsLast with the launch of a social media engagement campaign to promote repairing, reusing and remanufacturing as part of a wider circular economy drive


/ Education, Environment, Health

08 Jul 2015


A new study has discovered that children’s mental health and wellbeing improves if they are exposed to green spaces at school


/ Environment

25 Jun 2015


A new research project could help clean up old mining messes by turning waste water into a useful resource