Location: Europe

Wind Turbine for Renewable Electricity Generator (c) Flickr member epSos de
 

/ Environment, Renewable Energy

21 Feb 2014

 

Spain has become the first country to draw more electricity from wind power than any other source over the course of an entire year.

 

Mandatory environmental reporting proposed for all businesses

 
 

/ Environment

20 Feb 2014

 

MEPs have welcomed a proposal that could see all European businesses required to publish detailed information about their environmental activity

 
Cathrine teaching (c) Misako Ono
 

/ Media

18 Feb 2014

 

The first dedicated centre for constructive journalism plans to use extensive psychological research to help set a more positive global news agenda

 
Protesting food speculation (c) World (c) World Development Movement
 

/ Food

14 Feb 2014

 

After two years of negotiations, the European parliament has reached a deal to clamp down on speculation in food markets

 
Abandoned ship used by migrants in Lampedusa
 

/ Peace & Democracy

10 Feb 2014

 

After 300 Eritrean asylum seekers lost their lives in a disaster at sea, a group of individuals came together to create a pact that aims to change the way we think about migration

 

Campaigners make final push for European ecocide law

 
 

/ Environment

02 Jan 2014

 

Campaigners vow to continue fighting ecosystem destruction as a campaign to make ecocide a crime in Europe draws to a close

 
Swiss pay vote
 

/ Economics & Innovation

20 Nov 2013

 

Thousands of people have supported an initiative that would cap executive pay at 12 times the annual wage of the lowest earner in a company

 
Ouklanda rafting
 

/ Positive Travel

14 Nov 2013

 

Where the Arctic Circle and the vast Russian borderlands meet, there's a land known to locals as one of the world's final frontiers. Remote, vast and untamed, Oulanka National Park in Finland is the ultimate adventure and nature travel destination – and it needn't cost the Earth to visit, writes Naomi Tolley

 
Solar Panel in Germany
 

/ Environment, Renewable Energy

13 Nov 2013

 

E.ON and RWE plant closures put Germany on track to achieve 2020 renewable energy targets

 

Algae lamp absorbs 200 times more CO₂ than trees

 
 

/ Technology

16 Oct 2013

 

A French scientist has found a way to put slimy pond produce to good use

 
Eurostar at St.Pancras
 

/ Good Business

26 Sep 2013

 

Imagine if traveling through Europe by train was as easy as taking a flight. We meet the entrepreneur helping make this a reality

 
Biopiracy EU
 

/ Environment

13 Aug 2013

 

The European parliament is to vote on a bill that will make it harder for pharmaceutical companies to exploit the traditional knowledge of indigenous people

 
Human Rights Centre
 

/ Peace & Democracy

07 Aug 2013

 

Groundbreaking training centre for protesters, developed in response to the use of social networks in the Arab spring, opens in Florence

 
Austria travel
 

/ Positive Travel

01 Aug 2013

 

Outside of the ski season, summer in the Austrian Alps offers holiday bargains, empty mountains and, if you’re so inclined, therapeutic naked saunas. Claudia Cahalane straps on her walking boots and heads to the hills

 
Kaptan June
 

/ Positive People

26 Jul 2013

 

After June Haimoff lost her house, partner & beloved boat, she went around the world to find a new home. She ended up saving thousands of turtles' lives and is now a leading conservationst. She tells Lorenza Bacino her story

 
Geothermal greenhouse
 

/ Environment, Sustainable Development

18 Jun 2013

 

Through sustainable farming, business, innovation and making the most of its as yet largely untapped natural resources, Iceland has the potential to become a completely sustainable nation from which others can learn. Lucy Purdy reports from Reykjavík

 
Reykjavik
 

/ Economics & Innovation

18 Jun 2013

 

Iceland was the epicentre of the 2008 financial crisis that rocked the world. Five years on, after letting its banks fail, things are looking different. Ben Whitford investigates

 
Hot spring, Reykjavik
 

/ Environment, Renewable Energy

18 Jun 2013

 

Iceland produces more energy than it can use, but thanks to advances in technology, the UK could soon be on hand to help out

 
Bee
 

, / Environment, Positive Perspective

24 May 2013

 

The push for a ban on neonicotinoid pesticides – believed to be linked to a dramatic decline in the populations of bees and other pollinators – mobilised millions of European citizens, some of them for the first time, says Brigit Strawbridge

 
Eye
 

/ Science

17 May 2013

 

A team of scientists has developed a groundbreaking microchip that could help millions of visually impaired people regain their vision