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US to make ‘wild’ public land eligible for protection

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US to make ‘wild’ public land eligible for protection

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The US is to make millions of acres of public land eligible for wilderness protection, officials have said. The order reverses former President George W Bush's policy forbidding the government from doing so. Int...

Ecuador Leaves Oil Riches in Ground to Save Ecosystem

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Ecuador Leaves Oil Riches in Ground to Save Ecosystem

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Ecuador’s decision to forego potentially lucrative oil drilling in the Amazon forest in order to protect a biologically rich and fragile ecosystem is the focus of two documentaries at the Washington Environmenta...

Snacking on chocolate at work can be reduced by half by taking a fifteen minute walk

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Snacking on chocolate at work can be reduced by half by taking a fifteen minute walk

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A 15-minute walk can cut snacking on chocolate at work by half, according to research by the University of Exeter. The study showed that, even in stressful situations, workers eat only half as much chocolate as th...

Chinese police rescue 3,600 crocodiles

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Chinese police rescue 3,600 crocodiles

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Three arrested after police tipped off about animals thought to have been bound for restaurants to become exotic dishes Chinese police have rescued 3,600 smuggled crocodiles they believe were en route to dining tab...

Mobile Wind Turbine Could Provide Portable Power On-Call

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Mobile Wind Turbine Could Provide Portable Power On-Call

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The problem with wind farms is that they’re stuck wherever they’ve been stationed. Granted, they’ve been installed in areas that benefit from high wind activity, but what if you had a portable wind farm...

Germany sells vision for ‘green toys’ to world

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Germany sells vision for ‘green toys’ to world

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NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) - The hottest 'green' toy in Germany isn't made of organic or recycled materials. That's so 2010. This one has a solar panel and only runs if kids remember to insert bright red 'energy stone...

U.N. Proposes ‘Climate Services’ To Help Developing Nations Deal With Onslaught Of Extreme Weather

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U.N. Proposes ‘Climate Services’ To Help Developing Nations Deal With Onslaught Of Extreme Weather

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GENEVA -- The global economy could reduce $100 billion a year in climate change-linked losses by providing the most vulnerable countries with "climate services" to help them prepare, a United Nations expert panel r...

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

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

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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 ...

Sarawak targets 1M ha of tree plantations by 2020

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Sarawak targets 1M ha of tree plantations by 2020

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Sarawak, a state in Malaysian Borneo, aims to have 1 million hectares of industrial tree plantations by 2020 to offset declining timber production due to unsustainable forest management practices. According to the ...

Stonyfield Farm Makes The Move To Plant-Based Yogurt Cups

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Stonyfield Farm Makes The Move To Plant-Based Yogurt Cups

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This month, Stonyfield Farm announced they will begin using PLA, a plant-based plastic, for all multipacks in the YoBaby, Yo Toddler, Yokids, B-Well, B-Healthy, Probiotic & O'Soy product lines. PLA (polylactic a...

Scientists Create Glue Inspired by Mussels

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Scientists Create Glue Inspired by Mussels

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Have you ever wondered how those hard-shelled mollusks known as mussels anchor themselves to rocks on lake and river bottoms? How they stick to sea walls, or resist pounding waves? Scientists at the University of...

Gates Foundation and Others Team Up to Give South American Recyclers Dignity

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Gates Foundation and Others Team Up to Give South American Recyclers Dignity

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Coca-Cola Company, Fundación Avina, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), launched a coalition that aims to improve the lives of the at...

BT ArtBox Creative Vision – To celebrate the 25th anniversary of ChildLine

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BT ArtBox Creative Vision – To celebrate the 25th anniversary of ChildLine

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BT ArtBox will be an open-air art exhibition, celebrating 25 years of ChildLine. Life sized fibreglass replicas of the iconic Sir Giles Gilbert Scott K6 telephone box will be transformed into stunning artworks and ...

EU bans BASF pesticide over bee health fears

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EU bans BASF pesticide over bee health fears

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union added a pesticide made by German chemical firm BASF to its blacklist of substances suspected of playing a role in declining bee populations. Member governments banned the ...

Bangladesh: Cabinet okays draft law to conserve forests

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Bangladesh: Cabinet okays draft law to conserve forests

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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 ...

Diversifying Crops May Protect Yields Against A More Variable Climate

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Diversifying Crops May Protect Yields Against A More Variable Climate

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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...

Bill Gates wants to reinvent the toilet for the Third World

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Bill Gates wants to reinvent the toilet for the Third World

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Bill Gates thinks the modern-day flush toilet isn’t good enough. Most of the developing world can’t afford to use it, and poor sanitation spreads diarrheal diseases. So the Gates Foundation is challenging univer...

Chinese Villagers Get Free Gold And Silver Bars In Changjian, Jiangsu, China

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Chinese Villagers Get Free Gold And Silver Bars In Changjian, Jiangsu, China

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3,000 villagers hit a windfall last week after a locally-owned business in eastern China gave each resident 100-gram bars of gold and silver in honor of the company's 40th anniversary, the China Money Report writes. ...

G20 Pledges to Boost World Economy

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G20 Pledges to Boost World Economy

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Finance heads from the 20 largest economies have wrapped up a two-day conference in Sydney, Australia with an agreement to implement policies that will boost world GDP (Gross Domestic Product) by two percent over f...

Central Africa: four-nation ‘sting’ operation busts wildlife smuggling ring

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Central Africa: four-nation ‘sting’ operation busts wildlife smuggling ring

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Conservationists hail breakthrough in regional co-operation to fight illegal traffic in ivory, parrots, skins and live animals. Sting operations by wildlife activists in central Africa have broken up highly organis...