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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...

Going Local: the solution-multiplier

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Going Local: the solution-multiplier

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A brief animated introduction to localization. Learn more at localfutures.org. Follow Local Futures on Facebook or Twitter. Across the world, people are coming to realize that today’s crises — ecological coll...

Rescuing children from a trash dump

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Rescuing children from a trash dump

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Bariloche, Argentina (CNN) -- During a visit to Argentina 11 years ago, Elena Durón Miranda was horrified to see children as young as 3 years old rummaging through a trash dump for food and valuable materials. "...

The Great Manchester Health Experiment

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The Great Manchester Health Experiment

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...It uses colour wheel to measure and influence people's happiness! The people of Manchester are being encouraged to take part in a unique and exciting experiment to test, and perhaps influence, the mood of the ...

James Thomas, Costa Concordia Hero, Acted As Human Ladder To Save Passengers

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James Thomas, Costa Concordia Hero, Acted As Human Ladder To Save Passengers

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British teenager James Thomas had only been working aboard the Costa Concordia for six months when the cruise ship capsized off the coast of Tuscany last Friday. But when panic erupted in the rush to get the ship's...

DeepRoot: A New Solution For Saving Cities Money By Planting Trees

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DeepRoot: A New Solution For Saving Cities Money By Planting Trees

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A tree isn’t just an aesthetic improvement to a city. The services it provides--in terms of cleaning the air, managing water, and more--are incredibly valuable. An innovative new solution makes the process easier, ...

Green energy investment hits record global high

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Green energy investment hits record global high

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Global investment in renewable energy sources grew by 32% during 2010 to reach a record level of US$211bn (£132bn), a UN study has reported. The main growth drivers were backing for wind farms in China and roof...

Apparel exporters to end child labour, cleanse supply

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Apparel exporters to end child labour, cleanse supply

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AHMEDABAD: Censured for engaging child labour by gloabl apparel brands, the Indian apparel export industry has decided to adopt zero tolerance on child labour and cleanse the supply chain. The extensive auditing...

Wrong-number Call Helps Ohio Woman In Emergency

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Wrong-number Call Helps Ohio Woman In Emergency

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CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio — A woman who called the wrong number when she suffered a stroke still found help a couple of time zones away. Loretta Smith, of Cuyahoga Falls near Akron, felt her right side go numb and fell...

Surfers to carry out nationwide beach clean

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Surfers to carry out nationwide beach clean

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Around 1,000 surfers and volunteers are expected to take part in litter-picking across 40 costal sites on 24 and 25 March. The annual SAS Big Spring Beach Clean takes place at a time of year when the accumulation ...

Key enzyme might have been discovered in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases

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Key enzyme might have been discovered in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases

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The previously incurable Huntington’s disease, which gradually impairs a person’s ability to function due to a degeneration of nerve cells, might be in the reach of a treatment, a UK study found. Huntington’s disea...

Molecule discovery could enable nuclear waste to be stored more safely

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Molecule discovery could enable nuclear waste to be stored more safely

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The controversial problem of storing some of the most radioactive elements of nuclear waste could be close to being solved. Scientists have discovered a class of molecules that can selectively extract extremely ra...

Burma joy as freed prisoners head home

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Burma joy as freed prisoners head home

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When Ko Ko Gyi arrived at Rangoon airport the crowd had been waiting several hours and rushed to greet him. People almost jumped on him, shouting, cheering, thronging him, calling out his name. Ko Ko Gyi is one of...

Crime chiefs agree to get tough on illegal tiger trade

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Crime chiefs agree to get tough on illegal tiger trade

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Crime chiefs from countries with populations of wild tigers have agreed to work together in order to combat the illegal trade in the big cats. Heads of police and customs from 13 nations agreed to tighten controls...

Elderly volunteer to clean up Fukushima

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Elderly volunteer to clean up Fukushima

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Led by the 72-year-old Yasuteru Yamada, the Skilled Veterans Corps, a group of some 250 able-bodied seniors, are offering to go in and clean up the radiation-contaminated Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan. A...

Company to Make Bottles From Pacific Garbage Patch

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Company to Make Bottles From Pacific Garbage Patch

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San Francisco - Today, Method, the leading innovator in premium, eco-conscious household and personal care products, unveiled its latest innovation in sustainable packaging -- a bottle made out of plastic collecte...

How Facebook Helped a Daughter Find Her Homeless Father

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How Facebook Helped a Daughter Find Her Homeless Father

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If you never had a relationship with your father but knew he was homeless, would you bother to look for him? That's what Michelle Hallagin did. She didn't know who I was when I sent her a letter via Facebook asking...