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Tianjin Eco-City In China: The Future Of Urban Development?

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Tianjin Eco-City In China: The Future Of Urban Development?

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Green building is becoming so prevalent these days that it may not be enough to erect individual eco buildings anymore - the newest trend is entire eco-cities. Expected to be up and running in 2020, Tianjin Eco-City ...

Coffee, Bananas Grow Together to Fight Climate Change

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Coffee, Bananas Grow Together to Fight Climate Change

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Over the next three to four decades, temperatures in the Great Lakes Region of Central Africa are expected to rise about two degrees Celsius. Scientists say without immediate innovations in farming, crops will be d...

China Begins Sending Captive Pandas Into the Wild

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China Begins Sending Captive Pandas Into the Wild

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China has begun sending giant pandas bred in captivity into a protected area in southwestern Sichuan province, as part of a push to rebuild a depleted panda population in a natural habitat. Officials and panda re...

Greenpeace calls for zero deforestation globally by 2020

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Greenpeace calls for zero deforestation globally by 2020

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Greenpeace reiterated its call for an end to deforestation in Brazil by 2015 and globally by 2020 during its launch of an awareness-raising expedition down the Amazon River aboard the Rainbow Warrior. "Brazil is...

Boy gets back his wallet taken from a convenience store after writing an open letter saying how hard he had saved his money

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Boy gets back his wallet taken from a convenience store after writing an open letter saying how hard he had saved his money

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A nine-year-old American boy has been reunited with his wallet after he wrote a heartfelt letter hoping for its return. The thoughtful note from the boy, who's simply been named as 'Charlie', clearly struck a nerv...

Hallelujah Chorus -Quinhagak, Alaska

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Hallelujah Chorus -Quinhagak, Alaska

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Hallelujah Chorus -Kuinerrarmiut Elitnaurviat 5th Grade - Quinhagak, Alaska Have a happy festive season!document.currentScript.parentNode.insertBefore(s, document.currentScript);

Environment Bank And Mission Markets Launch Online Conservation Credit Platform

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Environment Bank And Mission Markets Launch Online Conservation Credit Platform

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The Environment Bank today launches the first online ‘conservation credit" trading platform.  The Environment Bank, the first organization to deliver biodiversity offsetting in the UK, and Mission MarketsTM, a prof...

Satish Kumar: Education With Hands, Hearts and Heads

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Satish Kumar: Education With Hands, Hearts and Heads

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When we take a more holistic perspective - the results are amazing

India introduces e-waste law

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India introduces e-waste law

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A campaign forfronted by Greenpeace has after 6 years finally led to a legislation that make producers financially liable for the products they produces after the products life-span. India has long been a destina...

Soil bacterium helps kill cancers

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Soil bacterium helps kill cancers

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A bacterium found in soil is a showing promise as a way of delivering cancer drugs into tumours. Spores of the Clostridium sporogenes bacterium can grow within tumours because there is no oxygen. UK and Dutch scie...

Ben Shaw, Blind Veteran, Plays ‘World Of Warcraft’ In Partnership With ‘Guide Dog’ Player

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Ben Shaw, Blind Veteran, Plays ‘World Of Warcraft’ In Partnership With ‘Guide Dog’ Player

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A veteran who lost both eyes in the Iraq war has mastered the computer game "World of Warcraft" thanks to the help of a fellow player who acts as his personal "guide dog," according to World of Warcraft Insider. ...

Aussie investor mulls garbage-to-power plant project

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Aussie investor mulls garbage-to-power plant project

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Australia-based Trisun International Development on Wednesday organized a seminar in HCMC to tout a US$400 million project to turn garbage to power. Gavin Holland, technology director of the firm, said at the even...

Zinc in fluorescent zebrafish could hold the key to understanding diabetes and other diseases

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Zinc in fluorescent zebrafish could hold the key to understanding diabetes and other diseases

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Scientists have discovered a new way of detecting zinc in zebra fish, that could pave the way for furthering our understanding of diseases like type 2 diabetes, prostate cancer and Alzheimer's. Zinc is found thr...

New site is a match-maker for world’s endangered frogs

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New site is a match-maker for world’s endangered frogs

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A new initiative by the conservation group, Amphibian Ark, hopes to match lonely, vanishing frogs with a prince/princess to to save them. Dubbed FrogMatchMaker.com after online dating sites, the progra...

Tiny electric car folds up into itself for easy parking

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Tiny electric car folds up into itself for easy parking

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Step aside, Smart cars! Say hello to the Hiriko, the real-life result of the MIT CityCar prototype launched this week in Spain. Not only is the electric two-seater a mere 100 inches long (about the size of a Smar...

Teenager hits the Jackpot after tidying his room!

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Teenager hits the Jackpot after tidying his room!

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A teenager from Midlothian has cleaned up on the National Lottery after finally cleaning up his messy bedroom. Ryan Kitchin scooped more than £50,000 after finding a winning lottery ticket in the room that his mot...

Female scientist Natalia Avseenko dives into sea naked in Northern Russia to tame beluga whales

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Female scientist Natalia Avseenko dives into sea naked in Northern Russia to tame beluga whales

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Two whales have been tamed in the Arctic Circle, by  a female scientist who stripped off and went underwater naked. Thirty-six-year-old Natalia Avseenko braved sub-zero temperatures to reach the beluga whales in ...

Trauma Center Treats Sea Turtles

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Trauma Center Treats Sea Turtles

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This month, on beaches up and down the U.S. East Coast, tens of thousands of newly-hatched loggerhead sea turtles are emerging from the sand and crawling into the Atlantic. Very few of these baby turtles will survi...

Positive Online Weight Reduction Study investigates how Internet resources could help reduce obesity

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Positive Online Weight Reduction Study investigates how Internet resources could help reduce obesity

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The Internet can play a role in reducing obesity in today"s society, according to latest research at the University of Southampton. The Positive Online Weight Reduction (POWeR) project, being carried out by the U...

Great news for chimpanzees

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Great news for chimpanzees

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The Republic of Congo has formally expanded Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park to protect an increasingly rare treasure: one of Africa's most pristine forests and a population of 'naïve' chimpanzees with so little exposur...