Sort By:
Date Title Views Comments Random
Sort Ascending
View As:
Good news for London 2012: Performance arts and film to enhance East End life in run up to Olympics

561 0

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

561 0

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...

Niger creates Africa’s largest protected reserve

456 0

Niger creates Africa’s largest protected reserve

456 0

This inhospitable-looking landscape is home to some critically endangered species. The Niger government, this month, formally decreed this whole area - the Termit Massif and Tin Toumma desert - to be a national ...

UN Shipping Group Moves on Vessel Emission Reductions

477 0

UN Shipping Group Moves on Vessel Emission Reductions

477 0

An International Maritime Organization panel adopted what it calls mandatory design and operational measures to reduce greenhouse gases from international shipping. According to the IMO’s Marine Environment Protect...

Bangladesh: Cabinet okays draft law to conserve forests

610 0

Bangladesh: Cabinet okays draft law to conserve forests

610 0

The government is going for a tougher law to clamp down on rampant tree-felling in an effort to conserve forests. The cabinet yesterday approved in principle the draft of Forest Act (Amendment) 2010, prescribing ...

Five countries sign for ‘European Amazon’ reserve

553 0

Five countries sign for ‘European Amazon’ reserve

553 0

Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Serbia and Slovenia today signed a historic declaration to establish a trans-boundary UNESCO Biosphere Reserve to protect their shared nature and wildlife along the Mura, Drava and Danube...

A 375-Year-Old French Bank Forgives Debts of Paris’ Poorest

550 0

A 375-Year-Old French Bank Forgives Debts of Paris’ Poorest

550 0

Just as France was being chastised for excessive national borrowing with a sovereign debt downgrade, thousands of lucky French people had their financial obligations forgiven after the country's oldest bank decided ...

Afghanistan: Peace council holds inaugural session

614 0

Afghanistan: Peace council holds inaugural session

614 0

Afghanistan: Peace council holds inaugural session:- Calling the meeting a 'source of hope' for the Afghan people, President Hamid Karzai on Thursday hosted the inaugural session of a new peace council set up to...

MIT develops solar-powered, portable desalination system

631 0

MIT develops solar-powered, portable desalination system

631 0

Researchers from MIT's Field and Space Robotics Laboratory (FSRL) have designed a portable, solar-powered desalination system that is cost-effective and easy to assemble to bring drinkable water in disaster zones an...

Exercisers Burn Energy While Creating it

658 0

Exercisers Burn Energy While Creating it

658 0

Green gyms use equipment designed to make electricity

Electric Car Adoption Found to Be Best Way to Kick Foreign Oil

830 1

Electric Car Adoption Found to Be Best Way to Kick Foreign Oil

830 1

This article from inhabitat.com interested us at PTV. As we see companies like GE and Better Place pushing towards the adoption of electric vehicles, we also see our governments sitting back waiting for the industr...

Mother Nature Sends Warning as Earthquake Strikes Where Reactors Sit

529 0

Mother Nature Sends Warning as Earthquake Strikes Where Reactors Sit

529 0

TAKOMA PARK, MD - August 23 - A 5.9 magnitude that was felt up and down the US east coast was centered in Mineral, Virginia, home to the two-reactor North Anna nuclear power plant operated by Dominion Energy. North A...

New York to London in an hour – by train

510 0

New York to London in an hour – by train

510 0

You could call it a pipe dream. That’s how the BBC refers to it on its website, where a feature story reports that one day soon, trains traveling through vacuum tunnels could whisk passengers from New York to Lon...

Diversifying Crops May Protect Yields Against A More Variable Climate

360 0

Diversifying Crops May Protect Yields Against A More Variable Climate

360 0

Here's an interesting Article from seed daily, that seems to suggest that if farmers actually returned to proper farming, things would be safer for us all! Like this actually is news to anybody??! A survey of how f...

A Social Revolution in the Himalayan Foothills

615 0

A Social Revolution in the Himalayan Foothills

615 0

Purkal is a small village in the foothills of the gigantic Himalayas, on the outskirts of Dehradun. Even as the surrounding regions develop, Purkal’s inhabitants, a mere 5000, largely remain dependent on activities...

Car-Free Sundays Give Glimpse of Jakarta’s Potential

624 0

Car-Free Sundays Give Glimpse of Jakarta’s Potential

624 0

Most days the main thoroughfare in central Jakarta is noisy, polluted and congested with cars and motorcycles. But two Sundays a month, people-powered vehicles own the road.  A program called Car-Free Sunday is gro...

UK firms fined for waste exports

492 0

UK firms fined for waste exports

492 0

Two British businesses responsible for attempting to illegally export 259 tons of mixed waste to China were fined the maximum amount on Wednesday. The businesses disguised 10 containers of mixed waste as scrap meta...

Buffalo being returned to Montana tribes

632 0

Buffalo being returned to Montana tribes

632 0

(Reuters) - For the first time in nearly 140 years, the Indian tribes of northeastern Montana are preparing for the return of wild buffalo that are descended from herds that once thundered across the vast American Wes...

‘Historic’ deal to halt hazardous waste export to south

598 0

‘Historic’ deal to halt hazardous waste export to south

598 0

Leading world economies will no longer be able to export hazardous waste to poorer nations unless they obtain the latter's consent, a spokesman from the UN environment agency said Tuesday. "UNEP is pleased to ann...

Russians Take Another Look at Global Warming

524 0

Russians Take Another Look at Global Warming

524 0

Russia, the world's largest producer of oil and gas, has always taken a skeptical view of climate change. In the wake of last summer's fires, public opinion is shifting. In the past, Prime Minister Vladimir Puti...

UN to create panel of biodiversity experts

545 0

UN to create panel of biodiversity experts

545 0

The UN General Assembly agreed to form a panel of international experts on biodiversity in a resolution approved on Monday. The resolution is an important step towards the implementation of the Intergovernmental P...