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Thief returns stolen hammer to store with apology decades after theft

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Thief returns stolen hammer to store with apology decades after theft

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An anonymous thief sent an envelope of cash to a family-owned supply store in western Pennsylvania to pay for a hammer stolen decades ago. The cash arrived at Central Contractors Supply Co. in Johnstown, with a h...

Carbon credits to benefit farmers

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Carbon credits to benefit farmers

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Improved farming practices, especially in rice cultivation, would reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and provide economic benefits for rural farmers in Viet Nam through participation in a carbon-credit programme, accor...

Crime rate falls to lowest level since 1973

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Crime rate falls to lowest level since 1973

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Canada's crime rate is the lowest in nearly 40 years, according to Statistics Canada, as the volume of crime dropped five per cent in 2010 from the year before. "The national crime rate has been falling steadily ...

Scotland says yes to more weddings

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Scotland says yes to more weddings

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THE number of people getting married in Scotland has reached its highest level in four years, figures show. The statistics from the Registrar General for Scotland revealed that 3,255 couples got hitched during the...

Homeless former DJ and voiceover man propelled to fame and wins job offers thanks to viral video

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Homeless former DJ and voiceover man propelled to fame and wins job offers thanks to viral video

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One of America's first viral videos of 2011 has propelled a homeless man, who was filmed begging for money with a baritone-rich radio voice, to national attention and job offers. Ted Williams, a 53 year-old forme...

One group Obama’s kept his promises to: Native Americans

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One group Obama’s kept his promises to: Native Americans

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WASHINGTON — Speaking to 500 people representing 320 tribes, President Barack Obama pledged last month that he wouldn't forget his campaign trail promise to give native communities a greater voice in the White Hous...

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...

New biomass-powered train to travel at 130 m.p.h.

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New biomass-powered train to travel at 130 m.p.h.

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If the Twin Cities-based Coalition for Sustainable Rail (CSR) has anything to do with it, trains will soon run carbon-neutral. This week, the Coalition, a project of the University of Minnesota’s Institute on Envir...

Windstalk – an alternative to Wind Turbines?

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Windstalk – an alternative to Wind Turbines?

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Wind turbines are an increasingly popular way to generate clean energy with large-scale wind farms springing up all over the world. However, many residents near proposed wind farm sites have raised concerns over the ...

Electric Garbage Trucks Hit The Paris Streets

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Electric Garbage Trucks Hit The Paris Streets

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The City of Lights will be home to the first fleet of fully-electric garbage trucks. Created through a collaboration between Dow Kokam and PVI, the electric fleet will boast an advanced lithium polymer battery system...

GE To Build Largest Solar Factory In The U.S.

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GE To Build Largest Solar Factory In The U.S.

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GE announced Thursday that it’s planning to go big in solar panel manufacturing and will build the largest solar panel factory in the U.S., with an annual capacity of 400 megawatts of production of thin-film solar ...

English forest sell-off put on hold

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English forest sell-off put on hold

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Government postpones sale of 40,000 hectares of public forest to allow for a review of woodland protection

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...

Chancellor aiming to reveal structure of green investment bank by Christmas

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Chancellor aiming to reveal structure of green investment bank by Christmas

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George Osborne said today he hoped to outline structural details of the government's green investment bank before Christmas, insisting that he wanted to "get it right" to ensure it was a success. The chancellor to...

Brownwashing: Why Green Consumers Buy Brown Things

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Brownwashing: Why Green Consumers Buy Brown Things

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Manufacturers have found a new way to appeal to eco-friendly consumers: Brown it. The Wall Street Journal lays out the trend: Dunkin" Donuts, Cinnabon, and Target are swapping their white napkins for brown ones. Seve...

No rhinos poached in Nepal last year

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No rhinos poached in Nepal last year

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As rhinos again fell to poachers in record numbers in 2011, there was one bright-spot: Nepal. Not a single rhino was killed by poachers in the Himalayan nation, home to an estimated 534 greater one-horned rhinos (R...

Microscope could ‘solve the cause of viral diseases’

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Microscope could ‘solve the cause of viral diseases’

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University of Manchester scientists have produced the world’s most powerful optical microscope, which could help understand the causes of many viruses and diseases.

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...

UN Shipping Group Moves on Vessel Emission Reductions

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UN Shipping Group Moves on Vessel Emission Reductions

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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...

CNN Hero – Amy Stokes Unites South African Orphans With Video Mentors

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CNN Hero – Amy Stokes Unites South African Orphans With Video Mentors

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In Sub-Saharan Africa, the HIV/AIDS epidemic has left millions of children without parents. To help South African children and teens orphaned by the crisis, New Yorker Amy Stokes founded Infinite Family, a nonprofi...