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Groundbreaking method enables small farmers to grow more food with less water

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Groundbreaking method enables small farmers to grow more food with less water

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WASHINGTON, D.C- International relief and development organization Oxfam America joined WWF- International and Africare to bring attention to a groundbreaking method of rice farming known as the System of Rice Inte...

A letter from Japan – Sendai

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A letter from Japan – Sendai

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This letter was emailed to me by a friend. (I don't know the author, but she is refered to as Janet - nothing more.) I thought it very beautiful, so decide to share it with you all. - Jeremy "Things here in Sendai...

Soil Association launches Low Carbon Farming Project

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Soil Association launches Low Carbon Farming Project

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The Soil Association has launched a new Low Carbon Farming Project to help farmers reduce carbon emissions and improve the resource efficiency of their farms. The project will identify user-friendly carbon foot pri...

‘Cancer dogs’ research launched in Milton Keynes

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‘Cancer dogs’ research launched in Milton Keynes

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The world's first scientific study to train a group of dogs to detect prostate cancer has been launched in Milton Keynes. The charity Medical Detection Dogs needs men from the east of England to donate samples ...

Flying less is more, say businesses – WWF

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Flying less is more, say businesses – WWF

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New research published today by WWF suggests that, following the recession, businesses are making a permanent commitment to fly less. Nearly half of UK businesses said that they had cut business flights over the...

Turning Saltwater From Earth and Sea Into Water Fit to Drink

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Turning Saltwater From Earth and Sea Into Water Fit to Drink

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SAN ANTONIO — Drilling rigs in the midst of cow pastures are hardly a novelty for Texans. But on a warm May day at a site about 30 miles south of San Antonio, a rig was not trying to reach oil or fresh water, but rath...

Like we didn’t know already! Be happy, live longer. Now science seems to back the glass half-full approach.

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Like we didn’t know already! Be happy, live longer. Now science seems to back the glass half-full approach.

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REUTERS - A review of more than 160 studies on the connection between a positive state of mind and overall health and longevity has found "clear and compelling evidence" that happier people enjoy better health a...

Michigan Boy Glenn Dixon Fundraises For Domestic Abuse Charity So Women, Kids Don’t ‘Get Beat Up’

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Michigan Boy Glenn Dixon Fundraises For Domestic Abuse Charity So Women, Kids Don’t ‘Get Beat Up’

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One young Michigan boy's simple hobby has turned into a charity effort, fueled by his giving heart. Glenn Dixon, 7, cleans and paints faces on rocks that he collects, and then sells them for a dollar apiece to rai...

Gates, Buffett urge India’s rich to pledge their billions

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Gates, Buffett urge India’s rich to pledge their billions

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Two of the world's richest men, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett are in New Delhi and have taken the initiative to convince Indian billionaires to join in their philanthropic efforts. Through the Giving Pledge campaig...

Solutions, Episode 24 (Positive TV)

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Solutions, Episode 24 (Positive TV)

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In this episode Positive TV finds out more about Radical Nature.Also in this episode PTV visits the Big LunchSolutions is a programme dedicated to showcasing people and best online casino organisations around the wor...

Solar Panels To Be Installed On ‘Roof of the World’

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Solar Panels To Be Installed On ‘Roof of the World’

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The installation will generate decades of clean electricity for thousands of residents of the Tibetan Plateau. Chek Kang village in the Sangri County, Shannan Prefecture, Tibet, will soon be home to one of the high...

Palestinian town appoints teen as mayor

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Palestinian town appoints teen as mayor

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Some students practice politics in Model U.N. or student council. When it comes to the West Bank city of Allar, however, students aren’t practicing — they’re running the show. Bashaer Othman, a 15-year-old studen...

Hope of fresh treatment for seven cancers after single antibody is found to shrink tumours

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Hope of fresh treatment for seven cancers after single antibody is found to shrink tumours

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A drug that helps the immune system to break down cancerous tumours has been developed. It has worked on breast, bowel, prostate, ovarian, brain, bladder and liver cancers, while previous studies show it can also...

Crime rate falls to lowest level since 1973

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Crime rate falls to lowest level since 1973

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Canada's crime rate is the lowest in nearly 40 years, according to Statistics Canada, as the volume of crime dropped five per cent in 2010 from the year before. "The national crime rate has been falling steadily ...

Conservationists Working to Protect Endangered African Manatees

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Conservationists Working to Protect Endangered African Manatees

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Conservationists in West Africa are working with local fishermen to protect endangered African manatees, which are an important part of both the environment and local folk lore. The distinctive sound can be hear...

Argentina protects its glaciers by law

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Argentina protects its glaciers by law

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Argentina enacted a new law that protects the country's glaciers, in a global context where climate change threatens the large bodies of ice and there are risks of different polluting activities. The law, enacted...

Ambitious project to green the desert to begin in Jordan

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Ambitious project to green the desert to begin in Jordan

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There's great news for sustainable design innovation this week as the Sahara Forest Project gets backing from a development deal between Norway and Jordan. We wrote about this incredible proposal to create carbon neu...

Dolphins help save tired dog stuck in canal

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Dolphins help save tired dog stuck in canal

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MARCO ISLAND: Some persistent dolphins are being credited with saving a dog that had run away on Marco Island. The dog's owner said he had been missing for 15 hours before the dolphins alerted neighbors. Cindy Bu...

How Carbon Credits are Saving Lives in Kenya

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How Carbon Credits are Saving Lives in Kenya

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The Skype connection to Kenya crackles. Mikkel Vestergaard Frandsen, the 38-year-old CEO of a Swiss company that bears his family name, tried to make himself heard. His excitement is palpable. "Watching this u...

Tom Hanks to bring pollution-free scooties to India

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Tom Hanks to bring pollution-free scooties to India

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If all goes well, Hollywood actor Tom Hanks may come to India. And this isn’t for any film shooting or vacation. The actor,also a philanthropist, is planning to bring his pollution free scooters as part of his gree...