Location: Global

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/ Good Business

04 Mar 2014

 

Nicola Slawson talks to Tamsin Chislett, partnerships manager of Living Goods, a company giving away its successful ‘Avon Lady’-style business model in a bid to bolster healthcare in developing countries

 
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/ Environment

27 Feb 2014

 

When Greenpeace activists were detained in Russia following a peaceful protest in the Arctic Sea, their plight drew the world’s attention. Lucy Purdy explores how their ordeal galvanised campaigners and may have ushered in a new era for environmental activism

 
Cassiterite (the primary ore of Tin) rocks from the Rutongo Mine near Kigali, Rwanda. (c) RESOLVE
 

/ Economics & Innovation

25 Feb 2014

 

Intel says its processors will no longer include precious metals mined in regions controlled by African warlords, with Apple also announcing measures to tackle the issue

 
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/ Cathrine Gyldensted, Positive Perspective

19 Feb 2014

 

Cathrine Gyldensted meets world-renowned war photographer Jan Grarup, who includes inspiration and hope in his photographs, to discover how photojournalism has an important role to play in the pursuit of a more constructive media

 
State Memorial Service for the Late Former President Nelson Roli
 

/ Paul Fletcher, Positive Perspective

22 Jan 2014

 

As we reach environmental and economic limits, the time is ripe and imminent for political change, but we need both inner and outer transformation if we are to create a better future, writes Paul Fletcher

 
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/ Economics & Innovation

16 Jan 2014

 

The phrase ‘survival of the fittest’ serves much of our understanding of how society has come to be, but the latest research is showing that it’s actually ‘survival of the most co-operative’ that holds most sway

 
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/ Arts, Environment

15 Jan 2014

 

Matt Mellen discovers how much we can learn from every minutiae of wildness around us as he reviews The Book of Barely Imagined Beings: A 21st-century Bestiary by Caspar Henderson

 
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/ Positive Psychology

10 Jan 2014

 

The key to successfully dealing with change is preparation, explains our positive psychology columnist, Chris Johnstone

 
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/ Community

09 Jan 2014

 

A selection of photos from Survival International highlight some of the positive stories for tribal peoples last year

 
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/ Environment, Renewable Energy

07 Jan 2014

 

Shale gas and hydraulic fracturing (fracking) have been hitting the headlines for months, surrounded by debate on controversial extraction methods. But if the future of fracking is uncertain, what are the alternatives for a secure energy future?

 
Bill McKibben talking in Amsterdam as part of the Fossil Free Europe Tour (c) 350org facing cam
 

/ Environment

03 Jan 2014

 

Adam Weymouth talks to renowned environmentalist and co-founder of 350.org, Bill McKibben, about why investing in the future of the planet means divesting in the companies that are jeopardising it

 

Swedish cinemas adopt gender bias rating

 
 

/ Media

24 Dec 2013

 

Cinemas in Sweden will rate films against the Bechdel test, which ensures women are properly represented on the big screen

 
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/ Science

23 Dec 2013

 

As Nasa’s rover Curiosity seeks to answer the question ‘Is there life on Mars?’, scientists elsewhere have found the first evidence of a planetary body outside our solar system that was potentially capable of having once sustained life

 
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/ Justice, Peace & Democracy

17 Dec 2013

 

Global efforts to abolish the death penalty are making strong headway with just 1 in 10 countries conducting executions last year, according to Amnesty International

 
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/ Arts Review

16 Dec 2013

 

Amy Smith examines three key exhibitions that helped shape modern art this season

 
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/ Culture

11 Dec 2013

 

When Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries said that only attractive, cool people belong in his chain’s clothes, entrepreneur Mark Aink knew he had to respond. He did so by launching a range of t-shirts for people to set their own standards of beauty

 
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/ Positive Travel Blog

06 Dec 2013

 

Observing wild animals is not only a breathtaking spectacle, it’s good for our wellbeing too. However, the impact on natural habitats isn’t always so positive. Aaron Millar outlines four destinations that balance tourism and conservation

 
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/ Peace & Democracy

02 Dec 2013

 

80% of countries around the world have increased gender equality since 2006

 
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/ Technology

28 Nov 2013

 

Innovative flat pack refugee shelters designed to improve living conditions for people living in temporary structures around the world are currently being put into use in Iraq and Ethiopia

 
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, / Peace, Peace & Democracy, Politics

27 Nov 2013

 

Iran has agreed to temporarily suspend its nuclear programme in exchange for the relaxation of sanctions, which could boost its stagnant economy by $7bn