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India’s top court imposes ban on ‘toxic’ pesticide

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India’s top court imposes ban on ‘toxic’ pesticide

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NEW DELHI — India's top court on Friday temporarily banned use of the pesticide endosulfan, which the government has resisted blacklisting despite curbs imposed in 60 other countries over health concerns. India ...

Build Your Own Pallet Adirondack Chair

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Build Your Own Pallet Adirondack Chair

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What do you get when you try to solve a neighborhood problem from an industrial design perspective? Designer Shelton Davis did just that and came up with an amazing repurposed chair built from pallet wood that othe...

Nature ‘is worth billions’ to UK

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Nature ‘is worth billions’ to UK

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The UK's parks, lakes, forests and wildlife are worth billions of pounds to the economy, says a major report. The health benefits of merely living close to a green space are worth up to £300 per person per year, ...

World Bank proposes road to save Serengeti migration

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World Bank proposes road to save Serengeti migration

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(Reuters) - The World Bank has offered Tanzania an alternative to stop a major road project across the Serengeti national park that conservationists say threatens one of Africa's biggest wildlife spectacles. Con...

French towns swap rubbish trucks for horse-drawn carts

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French towns swap rubbish trucks for horse-drawn carts

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Perpignan is one of 60 French towns that have struck upon a cheaper and greener way to collect household waste – ditching the dustbin lorry in favour of a horse and cart

Mozambique’s war-hit Gorongosa park slowly recovers

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Mozambique’s war-hit Gorongosa park slowly recovers

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By Johannes Myburgh (AFP) GORONGOSA NATIONAL PARK, Mozambique — As warthogs play in the mud behind him, park ranger Charles Pereira Aranje scans the savannah for poachers, while waterbuck and reedbuck antelopes g...

Guardian Media Group to divest its £800m fund from fossil fuels

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Guardian Media Group to divest its £800m fund from fossil fuels

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GMG becomes largest fund yet known to pull out of coal, oil and gas companies in a move chair Neil Berkett calls a ‘hard-nosed business decision’ justified on ethical and financial grounds. The Guardian Media Group...

Fruit and veg diet provides a healthier glow than the sun, study suggests

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Fruit and veg diet provides a healthier glow than the sun, study suggests

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Eating a healthy diet rich in fruit and vegetables gives you a more healthy golden glow than the sun, say scientists. The new research, by psychologists at the University of St Andrews, suggests that instead of hi...

Soft Jeans → Water Waste?

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Soft Jeans → Water Waste?

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All of the products we use have environmental costs that we take for granted. Consider the manufacture of a pair of blue jeans. The average pair uses 11 gallons of water in the finishing process, where it undergoe...

A new face for palm oil? How a small co-op is changing the industry in Honduras

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A new face for palm oil? How a small co-op is changing the industry in Honduras

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David Reyes plunges his hand into a black smelly liquid at the bottom of a cut-off plastic jug tied around a palm tree and pulls out a dead horned beetle. “We used to put insecticide on the bottom of the...

Gamechanger: Next Generation Wind Turbines With Storage Are Cheap, Reliable And Brilliant

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Gamechanger: Next Generation Wind Turbines With Storage Are Cheap, Reliable And Brilliant

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What makes a new wind turbine exciting? Wind companies are always trying to making their next turbine spin more efficiently and generate more power than the last, just as car companies are looking for better fuel...

Development of new lithium battery LiFePO4 could improve solar power efficiency and reduce cost

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Development of new lithium battery LiFePO4 could improve solar power efficiency and reduce cost

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A new type of battery - the LiFePO4 - could improve the efficiency and reduce the cost of solar power, scientists say. The team from  the University of Southampton looked specifically into the use of lithium batte...

Buys out entire store to charity

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Buys out entire store to charity

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When Rankin Paynter learned that the Kmart in his Kentucky town was closing, he decided to buy everything that remained on the store's shelves -- and give it all away. Four cash registers and six-and-a-half hours...

Global E-Bike Market Projected to Grow to $10+ Billion by 2020

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Global E-Bike Market Projected to Grow to $10+ Billion by 2020

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Nine out of 10 electric bicycles sold in the world will be in China, but trends show growth elsewhere, especially in Europe. While electric bicycles (e-bicycles) are still a nascent market in North America, th...

HMV to reopen Swindon store

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HMV to reopen Swindon store

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THE return of HMV to the High Street could spark a turn-around in fortunes for Swindon’s town centre. The music chain closed its doors in March this year after it was identified as one of 36 less profitable store...

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...

Resurgence magazine celebrates 45 years

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Resurgence magazine celebrates 45 years

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Positive News's Stephen Lewis speaks to Satish Kumar, the long-standing editor of the pioneering environmental magazine Resurgence, about the publication’s philosophy and achievements. Forty-five years ago, Brita...

Indonesia, Malaysia To Cooperate In Tackling Illegal Logging

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Indonesia, Malaysia To Cooperate In Tackling Illegal Logging

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JAKARTA, Oct 19 (Bernama) -- Indonesia is ready to have talks with Malaysia on bilateral trade in timber amid increased allegations that the neigbouring state had been receiving Indonesian timber from illegal logg...

M&S becomes ‘carbon neutral’

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M&S becomes ‘carbon neutral’

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First major UK retailer to meet its sustainability targets says results show there is also a strong business case for going green M&S has become the first major UK retailer to become fully 'carbon neutral', th...

Honolulu City Council backs bill to ban plastic bags at store, restaurant checkouts

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Honolulu City Council backs bill to ban plastic bags at store, restaurant checkouts

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They drift about on trade winds, marring Hawaii’s landscapes and posing threats to marine life. Floating plastic bags can kill marine animals, such as green sea turtles (hono) that become entangled or ingest the ...