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Italy to Ban Plastic Shopping Bags January 1

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Italy to Ban Plastic Shopping Bags January 1

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Italy is banning the use of plastic shopping bags across the country starting January 1 and requiring shops and markets to switch to biodegradable bags. Italian government is thought to be the first in the Europ...

UN to create panel of biodiversity experts

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UN to create panel of biodiversity experts

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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...

Can we eat to starve cancer?

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Can we eat to starve cancer?

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From the fantastic series of talks on www.ted.com we present:- William Li presents a new way to think about treating cancer and other diseases: anti-angiogenesis, preventing the growth of blood vessels that feed ...

Islands of Plastic and Plants

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Islands of Plastic and Plants

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Water may be the source of life, but its life-giving quality depends on how we treat it.  Farm runoff, pesticides and fertilizers, even treated wastewater make their way back into our waters and our lives. But at...

Pill Could Reverse Effects of a Stroke Long After It Hits

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Pill Could Reverse Effects of a Stroke Long After It Hits

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For the 800,000 people in the United States who suffer a stroke each year, the window for drug therapy closes in the first few hours after the attack. That leaves some seven million stroke survivors in this country...

‘Historic’ deal to halt hazardous waste export to south

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‘Historic’ deal to halt hazardous waste export to south

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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...

Trees for the Future – Planting Seeds Around the World

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Trees for the Future – Planting Seeds Around the World

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The legendary American Johnny Appleseed secured his place in history for promoting the planting of apple trees throughout the young United States.  Now, more than 200 years later, an environmental organization is d...

Study to cut car fuel usage could decrease running costs and cut carbon emissions

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Study to cut car fuel usage could decrease running costs and cut carbon emissions

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Researchers from the University of Bath are embarking on a new project to achieve a ground breaking 35 per cent reduction in car fuel usage that will decrease running costs and cut carbon emissions. The team has ...

Good News in The New York Times!?

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Good News in The New York Times!?

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Today we've posted an excerpt from a wonderful documentary called "The Yes Men Fix The World" In this excerpt, Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno, decided to print 100,000 copies of how they hoped The New York Times w...

Russians Take Another Look at Global Warming

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Russians Take Another Look at Global Warming

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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...

German Researchers Claim a CURE for AIDS

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German Researchers Claim a CURE for AIDS

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German researchers who used a bone marrow transplant to treat a cancer patient with the AIDS virus, have declared him cured of the virus - a stunning claim in a field where the word "cure" is barely whispered. T...

Having a positive impact: University of Manchester students clean up their communities

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Having a positive impact: University of Manchester students clean up their communities

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More than 200 students are to take to the streets of south Manchester to clean up their communities - and make a difference. They will take part in the latest stage of Operation Impact, a large scale volunteering...

Green entrepreneurs sought for Postcode Lottery Green Challenge competition

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Green entrepreneurs sought for Postcode Lottery Green Challenge competition

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An initiative which has reduced 10,000 tonnes of carbon emissions in the UK is seeking the next big carbon cutting idea, to reward it with a £440,000 boost. The Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2011 offers fundin...

Good news for bats!

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Good news for bats!

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A project to deal with the serious heritage and conservation issues around bats in churches has set off to a flying start. Most churches have resident bats, which often go unnoticed, but serious problems do occur i...

MUM Sustainable Living Center to be “net-zero energy building”

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MUM Sustainable Living Center to be “net-zero energy building”

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With an opening celebration scheduled for April 20, the new Sustainable Living Center at Maharishi University of Management will have the distinction of being one of the few net-zero energy buildings in the country, ...

In tragedy, Japan impresses the world

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In tragedy, Japan impresses the world

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The Associated Foreign Press carried this story, which PTV though worth relaying to you... WASHINGTON — Despite the horrific scenes of destruction, Japan may emerge from its quake-tsunami disaster with a stronger ...

Beggar earns more money by making himself invisible

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Beggar earns more money by making himself invisible

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You have to admire his ingenuity... A beggar from Serbia has come up with a novel way of being acknowleged by dismissive passers-by - he discovered he could make much more money by pretending to be invisible. Nem...

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...

Women in Saudi Arabia to vote and run in elections

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Women in Saudi Arabia to vote and run in elections

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Women in Saudi Arabia are to be given the right to vote and run in future municipal elections, King Abdullah has announced. He said they would also have the right to be appointed to the consultative Shura Council. ...

Solutions, Episode 22 (Positive TV)

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Solutions, Episode 22 (Positive TV)

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In this episode Positive TV finds out more about Skateistan.Also in this episode PTV visits Hawkes, Eco Home.Solutions is a programme dedicated to showcasing people and organisations around the world who are creating ...