Sort By:
Date Title Views Comments Random
Sort Ascending
View As:

Category Education

New smartphone app lets users text ‘eyes-free’

685 0

New smartphone app lets users text ‘eyes-free’

685 0

For visually impaired iPhone users, text messaging poses a definite problem. Voice recognition software may help, but what to do when a message needs to be a bit more discreet? Now, thanks to researchers at the G...

Senate rejects measure to stop EPA on climate

404 0

Senate rejects measure to stop EPA on climate

404 0

(Reuters) - The Senate rejected a measure on Wednesday to kill the Environmental Protection Agency's regulation of greenhouse gas emissions, handing President Barack Obama a victory in his effort to quicken the mov...

Saudi woman driver’s lashing ‘overturned by king’

555 1

Saudi woman driver’s lashing ‘overturned by king’

555 1

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has overturned a court ruling sentencing a woman to 10 lashes for breaking a ban on female drivers, reports say. The ruling, although not officially confirmed, was tweeted by a Saudi p...

Forest-to-Table is Latest Twist in ‘Eat Local’ Movement

413 0

Forest-to-Table is Latest Twist in ‘Eat Local’ Movement

413 0

The local food movement is growing in the United States. Restaurant owners and families look to nearby farms for fruits, vegetables and meat. Now small forest owners want to join the local food party. They're promo...

Concentrating on our lunchtime food reduces afternoon snacking, study finds

395 0

Concentrating on our lunchtime food reduces afternoon snacking, study finds

395 0

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...

Bee Expert Honored with Tyler Environmental Prize

702 0

Bee Expert Honored with Tyler Environmental Prize

702 0

Bees play an important role in agriculture, pollinating crops and providing us with the natural sweetener, honey.  Environmental stresses are taking their tolls on the insects, however, and this year's Tyler Prize ...

Obama details conservation action plan

530 0

Obama details conservation action plan

530 0

President Barack Obama called Wednesday for a series of steps to help Americans conserve and get in touch with nature, including full funding of the $900 million Land and Water Conservation Fund for only the third ...

‘Critical habitat’ set aside in Alaska for polar bears

774 0

‘Critical habitat’ set aside in Alaska for polar bears

774 0

(CNN) -- The setting aside of 187,000 square miles in Alaska as "critical habitat" for polar bears could have an impact on oil and gas drilling, federal and environmental officials said Wednesday. The U.S. Fish ...

A bluebell wood in full flower is a true assault on the senses

704 0

A bluebell wood in full flower is a true assault on the senses

704 0

As the Bluebell's begin to flower in the UK, This article from the Guardian.. Wander down to a wood in April or early May and it's likely that you'll be confronted by a wonderful sight. A carpet of blue will stret...

Sunflowers inspire better concentrated solar power plant design

509 0

Sunflowers inspire better concentrated solar power plant design

509 0

Researchers at MIT and RWTH Aachen University in Germany have developed a design inspired by nature that cuts the amount of land required for a Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) farm, while increasing the amount of sun...

Speak up for children at Rio+20 Earth summit

478 0

Speak up for children at Rio+20 Earth summit

478 0

Rachel Hall was part of a Unicef UK group that prepared a list of priorities that young people want to be taken up at the summit. She explains what they expect from world leaders Like many young people, I take th...

New website Advertactivist.com raises funds to advertise charities’ and campaign groups’ positive social messages

385 0

New website Advertactivist.com raises funds to advertise charities’ and campaign groups’ positive social messages

385 0

It's estimated to be worth 19 billion pounds a year in the UK, but advertising hasn't always had the best reputation. Now a new online platform is helping fund campaigns that carry a positive social message. Adve...

Brazil’s forest code debate may determine fate of the Amazon rainforest

421 0

Brazil’s forest code debate may determine fate of the Amazon rainforest

421 0

Brazil's forest code may be about to get an overhaul. The federal code, which presently requires landowners in the Amazon to keep 80 percent of their land forest (20-35% in the cerrado), is widely flouted, but ha...

Steven Glaser, Eco Hero: The green car rally organiser

731 0

Steven Glaser, Eco Hero: The green car rally organiser

731 0

Steven Glaser, 42, started the Bridgestone Eco-Rally in 2007 to showcase and promote environmentally friendly modes of transport, from cars and vans to motorbikes, mopeds and electric push bikes (e-bikes). This ...

With great sadness..Shauna Crockett-Burrows, 1930–2012

1.31K 0

With great sadness..Shauna Crockett-Burrows, 1930–2012

1.31K 0

This taken from her Newspaper's website.. Founder of the world’s first positive newspaper passes away It is with great regret that we announce that our founder, Shauna Crockett-Burrows, has passed away. A mon...

Good news for mouth ulcer sufferers – honey bees produce wax for treatment

591 0

Good news for mouth ulcer sufferers – honey bees produce wax for treatment

591 0

Honey bees could help treat mouth ulcers - thanks to new research into the healing properties of propolis, a mixture of resin and wax made by bees to seal and sterilise their hives. Its use in medicine and food s...

Lottery Winner Becomes One of LA’s Biggest Philanthropists

871 0

Lottery Winner Becomes One of LA’s Biggest Philanthropists

871 0

In May 2007, Cynthia Stafford won $112 million playing Lotto, but what is most amazing is that she'd been planning the big win for a while and even had a written strategy. Once Stafford won her big prize, she start...

China Begins Sending Captive Pandas Into the Wild

593 0

China Begins Sending Captive Pandas Into the Wild

593 0

China has begun sending giant pandas bred in captivity into a protected area in southwestern Sichuan province, as part of a push to rebuild a depleted panda population in a natural habitat. Officials and panda re...

Tesla Roadster Owner Logs 40,000 Miles In One Year

528 0

Tesla Roadster Owner Logs 40,000 Miles In One Year

528 0

A German stockbroker's love for his electric car has earned him distinction as one of the highest mileage Tesla owners in Europe. Hansjorg von Gemmingen drives his electric blue car almost every day and can't imag...

Green Practices Study: Littering, Smoking, Gas Guzzling Are Now Frowned Upon

531 0

Green Practices Study: Littering, Smoking, Gas Guzzling Are Now Frowned Upon

531 0

Littering was seen as being more embarrassing than cheating on your taxes, according to a new poll of 1,105 Americans. What does this mean? Being eco-friendly is no longer considered a fringe activity limited to a...