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Left alive and wild, a single shark worth $1.9 million

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Left alive and wild, a single shark worth $1.9 million

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For the Pacific island nation of Palau, sharks are worth much more alive than dead. A new study by the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) has found that one reef shark during its full life is worth $1.9 ...

Obama details conservation action plan

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Obama details conservation action plan

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President Barack Obama called Wednesday for a series of steps to help Americans conserve and get in touch with nature, including full funding of the $900 million Land and Water Conservation Fund for only the third ...

Activists worldwide push for leaving the fossil fuel age behind

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Activists worldwide push for leaving the fossil fuel age behind

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On six continents, in over 75 percent of the world's countries, people came out en masse yesterday to attend over 2,000 events to demonstrate the power of renewable energy to combat global climate change. As apart ...

Concentrating on our lunchtime food reduces afternoon snacking, study finds

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Concentrating on our lunchtime food reduces afternoon snacking, study finds

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Psychologists have discovered that paying great attention to the food we eat at lunchtime can reduce snacking in the afternoon. Their study at the University of Birmingham was carried out with three groups of par...

Solutions, Episode 26 (Positive TV)

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Solutions, Episode 26 (Positive TV)

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In this episode Positive TV finds out more about Planetary RightsAlso in this episode PTV visits Bebo's Big Think.Solutions is a programme dedicated to showcasing people and organisations around the world who are crea...

Shark Fin Soup Off The Menu At China Luxury Hotels

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Shark Fin Soup Off The Menu At China Luxury Hotels

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Somewhere deep in the Pacific Ocean, seventy million reef sharks are saying thank you in their own sharky language. A number of Chinese luxury hotels and popular restaurants have decided to take shark fin soup of...

Santa Barbara Council Votes to Proceed with Plan for Carrying Out Plastic Bag Ban

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Santa Barbara Council Votes to Proceed with Plan for Carrying Out Plastic Bag Ban

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“Would you like to buy a bag?” The phrase is now familiar in many California cities, and Santa Barbara could be added to the list of those to ban plastic bags from stores and require merchants to charge for paper o...

Rebecca Black Donating ‘Friday’ Proceeds to Japan

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Rebecca Black Donating ‘Friday’ Proceeds to Japan

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YouTube singing star Rebecca Black is using her overnight fame for a good cause. The 13-year-old singer, who touched off a nerve with her budget hit, "Friday," told Us magazine she will donate the profits of her iT...

THRIVE: What On Earth Will It Take?

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THRIVE: What On Earth Will It Take?

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Thrive is a film in the vein of Zeitgeist, if you enjoyed that, then you'll love this. It expresses controversial but important theories: come to this film with an open mind and you'll find it challenging many of t...

Sleep quality ‘improves with age’

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Sleep quality ‘improves with age’

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The belief that older people tend to suffer worse sleep may be false - in fact the reverse may be true, according to US researchers. A telephone survey of more than 150,000 adults suggested that, apart from a blip...

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...

UN Panel Urges Measures to Raise Billions for Climate Change Mitigation

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UN Panel Urges Measures to Raise Billions for Climate Change Mitigation

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The U.N. Secretary-General's High-level Advisory Group on Climate Change Financing has released its recommendations for how the international community can raise $100 billion a year by 2020 to offset the impact of ...

Salmond claims 100% green electricity in Scotland ‘achievable’ by 2025

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Salmond claims 100% green electricity in Scotland ‘achievable’ by 2025

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First minister Alex Salmond at the Scottish Low Carbon Investment conference says that Scotland could theoretically generate all its electricity from renewable sources by 2025

Good News – Dark Chocolate Is As Good As Exercise

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Good News – Dark Chocolate Is As Good As Exercise

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Great news for chocolate lovers! New research shows that eating dark chocolate may improve your health in a similar way to exercise. A plant compound found in dark chocolate, Epicatechin, seems to stimulate the sa...

From Gangs to Gardens: How Community Agriculture Transformed Quesada Avenue

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From Gangs to Gardens: How Community Agriculture Transformed Quesada Avenue

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In 2002, two neighbors armed with spades and seeds changed everything for crime-addled Quesada Avenue in San Francisco's Bayview-Hunters Point area. The street had been ground zero for the area's drug trade and its...

Quality of life not happiness should measure our well-being, says university academic

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Quality of life not happiness should measure our well-being, says university academic

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The Government's survey into well-being should focus on quality of life rather than happiness, an academic has suggested. From April, the Office for National Statistics will ask people to rate their own well-being...

Solar energy visionary wins ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’

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Solar energy visionary wins ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’

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One of the world’s leading solar entrepreneurs and proponents of renewable energy has been awarded the Right Livelihood Award for 2011, often referred to as the “alternative Nobel Prize.” China’s Huang Ming receive...

The Choir With No Name: London homeless choir records debut album and supports Coldplay

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The Choir With No Name: London homeless choir records debut album and supports Coldplay

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They're called the Choir with No Name - a modest name certainly for a group of people whose achievements are anything but small. The members of this London-based choir are people who have experienced homelessness...

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...

Christmas Food Court Flash Mob, Hallelujah Chorus

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Christmas Food Court Flash Mob, Hallelujah Chorus

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The Flash Mob is getting a little bit tired as an idea, as with all clever things, advertising companies grab them and ride along on the wave of public interest. This film is an advert for a photography website, bu...