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Common Condiment Helps Save Gulf Sea Turtles

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Common Condiment Helps Save Gulf Sea Turtles

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Wildlife rescue workers in Florida have discovered a common sandwich ingredient is perfect for cleaning toxic crude from the skin of oiled sea turtles. Just days ago, government officials announced that the BP we...

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 ...

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...

Blob fish wins ugly fish competition and raises funds for Greenpeace with e-card

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Blob fish wins ugly fish competition and raises funds for Greenpeace with e-card

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It's not the prettiest creature on the planet, but it's certainly popular... Nearly 4,000 people voted in a Greenpeace poll to find the most ugly fish - and its image will now be used as a e-card to help raise fund...

‘Biology Letters’ Science Journal Publishes Study By 8-Year-Old Children On Bumblebee Color And Pattern Vision

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‘Biology Letters’ Science Journal Publishes Study By 8-Year-Old Children On Bumblebee Color And Pattern Vision

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LONDON — A science journal from Britain's prestigious Royal Society has published a study conducted and written by 8-year-old students. The children from an English elementary school investigated the way bumblebe...

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...

Flood-Tolerant Rice Plants Can Also Survive Drought!

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Flood-Tolerant Rice Plants Can Also Survive Drought!

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Rice, which is sensitive to drought due to its high water requirement, is particularly vulnerable to how global climate change is altering the frequency and magnitude of floods and droughts. If rice plants' combined ...

First London Olympics Gold Medal Should Go to the Velodrome

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First London Olympics Gold Medal Should Go to the Velodrome

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The London 2012 Olympics are coming up pretty quickly. Tickets are on sale, the clock is ticking away (sometimes when it works) on Trafalgar Square and slowly buildings are being completed and unveiled. The Gold Me...

Gorilla population stages mild comeback in war-torn Congo

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Gorilla population stages mild comeback in war-torn Congo

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For the last decade and a half, gorilla populations in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo have been victimized by the fighting between warring militia factions. But in a surprise finding, resear...

How Carbon Credits are Saving Lives in Kenya

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How Carbon Credits are Saving Lives in Kenya

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The Skype connection to Kenya crackles. Mikkel Vestergaard Frandsen, the 38-year-old CEO of a Swiss company that bears his family name, tried to make himself heard. His excitement is palpable. "Watching this u...

Nepal marks becoming land mine-free

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Nepal marks becoming land mine-free

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A huge controlled explosion marked the end of Nepal's deadly land mine areas and the beginning of it as Asia's second land mine-free country alongside China. The areas, outside Kathmandu, were the last patches of...

Breastfeeding can have a positive impact on children’s vocabulary and reasoning skills

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Breastfeeding can have a positive impact on children’s vocabulary and reasoning skills

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(Reuters) Kids who were breastfed as babies had higher scores on tests of vocabulary and reasoning at age five than those who weren't breastfed. Breastfeeding seemed to make the biggest difference for babies wh...

How social media could be usefully used to track flu outbreaks and rainfall rates

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How social media could be usefully used to track flu outbreaks and rainfall rates

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Researchers are investigating whether social media could be used to track an event or phenomenon, such as flu outbreaks and rainfall rates. Social networks, such as Facebook and microblogging services like Twitte...

Sunflowers inspire better concentrated solar power plant design

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Sunflowers inspire better concentrated solar power plant design

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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...

Belgian city of Ghent becomes world’s first to go vegetarian

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Belgian city of Ghent becomes world’s first to go vegetarian

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It's great news for non-meat eaters and green campaigners alike - a city in Belgium is to become the first in the world to go vegetarian. The city of Ghent has announced that it will hold weekly meatless days to r...

Forest Service Report Shows Forest Growth in North Outpacing Other Parts of Country

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Forest Service Report Shows Forest Growth in North Outpacing Other Parts of Country

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WASHINGTON, March 12, 2012 —U.S. Forest Service scientists today released an assessment that shows forest land has expanded in northern states during the past century despite a 130-percent population jump and re...

Bald Barbie in the works for kids with cancer

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Bald Barbie in the works for kids with cancer

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LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Mattel announced plans to create a bald doll for children suffering from hair loss in response to an ongoing campaign on Facebook. Southern California resident Rebecca Sypin was one of the peopl...

Can’t find work? Volunteer and you could get some unexpected bonuses

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Can’t find work? Volunteer and you could get some unexpected bonuses

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No housing costs, no utility bills, free training … volunteering can offer an attractive alternative route into the jobs market More and more people are applying for all-expenses paid full-time voluntary work as a...

Fox Steals Handbag, Returns It, Anna And Jeremy Clark Say

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Fox Steals Handbag, Returns It, Anna And Jeremy Clark Say

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He just wanted to see if it looked good with his fur coat. Anna Clark, 35, says that a red fox stole her handbag. Or maybe "borrowed" is the correct term, since the little critter apparently brought it back. Ann...

5 Easy Ways to Start Conserving at Home

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5 Easy Ways to Start Conserving at Home

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You can help your state avoid an energy crisis like California experienced simply by implementing a few common sense changes in your home. Get your family involved and other energy efficient changes will follow nat...