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Homeless Man Max Melitzer Learns He’s Rich

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Homeless Man Max Melitzer Learns He’s Rich

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SALT LAKE CITY -- A private investigator says he has tracked down a homeless Utah man and delivered some good news: He's inherited a lot of money. David Lundberg said he found Max Melitzer pushing a shopping cart f...

The World Can Run On Renewable Energy By 2030

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The World Can Run On Renewable Energy By 2030

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Scientists from Stanford University and the University of California at Davis have crunched the numbers and come up with a plan for how the world might economically and feasibly make the move to renewable energy in...

Summit agrees tiger recovery plan – $300 Fund

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Summit agrees tiger recovery plan – $300 Fund

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Governments of 13 countries where tigers still live have endorsed a plan to save the big cats from extinction. Delegates at a summit in St Petersburg, Russia, agreed to double tiger numbers by 2022. The countries ...

Landmark UN report reveals global gains in development even in poorer nations

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Landmark UN report reveals global gains in development even in poorer nations

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4 November 2010 – The majority of developing countries have made dramatic but underestimated gains in health and education in recent decades, despite the fact that severe inequalities within and between countries r...

Polly Higgins returns to the United Nations to speak on Ecocide and Mission Life Force

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Polly Higgins returns to the United Nations to speak on Ecocide and Mission Life Force

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Thanks to the support of hundreds of trustees since the launch of Mission LifeForce just a few weeks ago, Polly Higgins and a top legal team will be speaking on ecocide at the International Criminal Court's As...

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

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

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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...

Paralysed man can stand and move his legs again

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Paralysed man can stand and move his legs again

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A US man who was paralysed from the chest down after being hit by a car is now able to stand with electrical stimulation of his spinal cord. Rob Summers, from Oregon, said standing on his own was "the most amazing ...

Mental health charity Mind urges people to improve their well being and beat the winter blues

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Mental health charity Mind urges people to improve their well being and beat the winter blues

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The leading mental health charity Mind is calling for people to get outside to guard against winter blues and to improve mental health. Many of us feel a dip in mood and our enthusiasm wane in the winter months -...

Asia-Pacific countries confer on upcoming G20 summit

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Asia-Pacific countries confer on upcoming G20 summit

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More the two dozen Asia-Pacific nations have gathered for a United Nations gathering which kicked off today to discuss crucial issues related to economic growth and recovery ahead of next month’s summit of the so-...

After truce, ETA now says it’s ready to end violence

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After truce, ETA now says it’s ready to end violence

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BILBAO, Spain - The Basque extremist group ETA said Thursday it was ready to call an end to a 43-year violent campaign for independence and said it wanted to begin talks with Spain and France - a move that could pa...

University scientist Dr Huw Taylor helps fight cholera epidemic in Haiti

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University scientist Dr Huw Taylor helps fight cholera epidemic in Haiti

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A University of Brighton scientist is helping fight a cholera epidemic among thousands of earthquake victims in Haiti. Dr Huw Taylor saw the suffering first-hand during a recent visit to the Caribbean island, and...

Grief-stricken mom found a new family after tsunami

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Grief-stricken mom found a new family after tsunami

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Phuket, Thailand (CNN) -- When Southeast Asia was rocked by a massive earthquake and tsunami in 2004, Susanne Janson was glued to her television in Stockholm, Sweden. Her two daughters -- 14-year-old Eleonor and 12...

Gold Coins Found In French Attic Worth Nearly $1 million

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Gold Coins Found In French Attic Worth Nearly $1 million

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Money doesn't grow on trees, but apparently it does sometimes fall from the ceiling. According to the Guardian, builders working to renovate a building at a former French winery were suddenly showered with hundreds...

Endangered mountain gorilla is increasing in numbers, African census shows

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Endangered mountain gorilla is increasing in numbers, African census shows

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One of the world's most charismatic and endangered species - the mountain gorilla - is increasing in numbers according to a new study in Africa. The analysis of the census conducted in March and April indicates ...

Notch Gives $3 Million to Mojang Employees

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Notch Gives $3 Million to Mojang Employees

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Minecraft is a big deal. From the day I first heard PayPal had suspended Markus "Notch" Persson's account because he earned too much money too fast, it was clear we were witnessing the birth of something important. Si...

Apparel exporters to end child labour, cleanse supply

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Apparel exporters to end child labour, cleanse supply

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AHMEDABAD: Censured for engaging child labour by gloabl apparel brands, the Indian apparel export industry has decided to adopt zero tolerance on child labour and cleanse the supply chain. The extensive auditing...

Mexico Forest Communities Excel In Capturing Carbon

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Mexico Forest Communities Excel In Capturing Carbon

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A study released amid debate over how to reduce the loss and degradation of the world's most vulnerable forests suggests that negotiators at the upcoming UN climate change conference in Cancun should look to Mexico...

UN launches $40bn woman and child health plan

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UN launches $40bn woman and child health plan

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The UN has launched a $40bn (£25.5bn) health initiative aimed at saving the lives of 16 million women and children over the next five years. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said women and children "play a crucial r...

North, South Korea Begin Talks at Truce Village

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North, South Korea Begin Talks at Truce Village

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Delegates from North and South Korea have begun preparatory talks at the truce village of Panmunjom to set ground rules for ministerial meetings between the two foes next Wednesday at Seoul. A South Korean offici...

A Detroit Florist Gives Away Bouquets Just for Being Kind

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A Detroit Florist Gives Away Bouquets Just for Being Kind

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We've told you before that in these times of hardship for so many, others have made it their mission to lighten people's burdens wherever they can. In South Carolina, they're buying each other's coffee. Throughout t...