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Chancellor aiming to reveal structure of green investment bank by Christmas

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Chancellor aiming to reveal structure of green investment bank by Christmas

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George Osborne said today he hoped to outline structural details of the government's green investment bank before Christmas, insisting that he wanted to "get it right" to ensure it was a success. The chancellor to...

Lottery Winner Becomes One of LA’s Biggest Philanthropists

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Lottery Winner Becomes One of LA’s Biggest Philanthropists

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In May 2007, Cynthia Stafford won $112 million playing Lotto, but what is most amazing is that she'd been planning the big win for a while and even had a written strategy. Once Stafford won her big prize, she start...

Haiti’s presidential poll offers ‘historic opportunity’ for country, Ban says

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Haiti’s presidential poll offers ‘historic opportunity’ for country, Ban says

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A day before Haitians head to the polls to vote for a new president, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged them to “take full advantage of this historic opportunity to shape the future of their country.” The former f...

Good news for London 2012: Performance arts and film to enhance East End life in run up to Olympics

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Good news for London 2012: Performance arts and film to enhance East End life in run up to Olympics

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East London life will be celebrated and enhanced in the run up to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games after Queen Mary, University of London successfully secured two funding awards. Senior Drama Lecturer Ali C...

Grief-stricken mom found a new family after tsunami

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Grief-stricken mom found a new family after tsunami

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Phuket, Thailand (CNN) -- When Southeast Asia was rocked by a massive earthquake and tsunami in 2004, Susanne Janson was glued to her television in Stockholm, Sweden. Her two daughters -- 14-year-old Eleonor and 12...

Rare plant species are reintroduced at wetland nature reserves to boost bees

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Rare plant species are reintroduced at wetland nature reserves to boost bees

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School children are helping to reintroduce two rare plant species to wetland nature reserves for the benefit of the bee population. The greater water parsnip and devil's bit scabious are favourites of rare pollin...

Green Party leader hopefuls launch bids

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Green Party leader hopefuls launch bids

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Wales party spokeswoman Pippa Bartolotti and North West MEP candidate Peter Cranie launch bids to replace Caroline Lucas The contest to replace Caroline Lucas MP as the next leader of the Green Party has stepped up...

This Man Made the Coolest Cardboard Bicycle Ever!

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This Man Made the Coolest Cardboard Bicycle Ever!

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The number of assumptions involved in designing any product is staggeringly large and usually fundamental. Take bikes. You know they"ll probably be made out of some kind of metal, whether aluminum or steel, u...

New study shows how trees clean the air in London by filtering out pollution particles

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New study shows how trees clean the air in London by filtering out pollution particles

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New research by scientists at the University of Southampton has shown how London's trees can improve air quality by filtering out pollution particulates, which are damaging to human health. Urban trees of the Gre...

Watercress could help suppress breast cancer cells

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Watercress could help suppress breast cancer cells

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This from our friends at optemistworld.com:- A plant compound in watercress may have the ability to suppress breast cancer cell development by 'turning off' a signal in the body, thereby starving a growing tumour...

Solutions, Episode 15 (Positive TV)

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Solutions, Episode 15 (Positive TV)

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In this episode Positive TV visits Eco Build.Also in this episode PTV finds out more about the Runway 3 CampaignSolutions is a programme dedicated to showcasing people and organisations around the world who are creati...

Beetroot juice could help the elderly or lung patients, research suggests

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Beetroot juice could help the elderly or lung patients, research suggests

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New research into the health benefits of beetroot juice suggests it's not only athletes who can benefit from its performance enhancing properties - it could help the elderly or people with heart or lung-conditions ...

Boy Scouts Vacationing In Key West Chase Down Suspected Thief On Bikes

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Boy Scouts Vacationing In Key West Chase Down Suspected Thief On Bikes

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It's not often that a gang of teenage boys is celebrated by a city. But then again, most gangs aren't comprised of 17 Boy Scouts who've sworn to "help other people at all times." Luckily, for a theft victim in Key...

The Greatest Speech Ever Made

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The Greatest Speech Ever Made

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One of the most important speeches in recorded history was given in the 1940's film, The Great Dictator, by the comedian Charlie Chaplin. It still seems very relevant to us today. Chaplin, produced, directed and...

Pigs heat their own home with anaerobic digester that converts their waste into green energy

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Pigs heat their own home with anaerobic digester that converts their waste into green energy

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Pigs in Northumberland will soon be heating their own home thanks to a state-of-the-art anaerobic digester which converts their waste into green energy. The £1.2m anaerobic digestion facility, with a 75kW average...

A retired British couple have been released by Somali pirates after being held captive for more than a year.

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A retired British couple have been released by Somali pirates after being held captive for more than a year.

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Paul, 60, and Rachel Chandler, 56, from Kent, were seized from their yacht near the Seychelles in October 2009. Mrs Chandler said: "I'm enjoying being free". The couple said they were fine, but will undergo medical...

Nation Building Works

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Nation Building Works

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As US combat troops depart Iraq we all wonder and hope that it will all have been for the good of the Iraqi people. Here is an interesting opinion on the current state of the country by David brooks at the New York Times.

An appeal by an Islamic scholar to Grand Ayatollah Khāmene’i of Iran

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An appeal by an Islamic scholar to Grand Ayatollah Khāmene’i of Iran

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The following is a personal appeal by Ambassador Akbar Ahmed to the Supreme Leader of Iran, Grand Ayatollah Ali Hoseyni Khāmene'i, to show Islamic compassion during Ramadan, the month of fasting, and free the three...

Microbes Rapidly Consume Methane from Gulf Oil Disaster

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Microbes Rapidly Consume Methane from Gulf Oil Disaster

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The Deepwater Horizon spill was a horrible environmental disaster which caused the release of massive amounts of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Methane, a natural greenhouse gas, was also released during the c...

Jet Plane Takes Plant-Powered Flight Over Mexico

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Jet Plane Takes Plant-Powered Flight Over Mexico

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Green jet fuel made from the jatropha plant recently helped an Interjet Airbus A320-214 fly from Mexico City to Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas. UOP LLC, an Illinois-based subsidiary of Honeywell International, supplie...