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Cinema du Desert

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Cinema du Desert

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Positive TV love Cinema du Desert,  a Solar Mobile Cinema that travels overland bringing free cinema, play and joy to some of the most remote areas of the planet. They screen eco-awareness documentaries and cartoo...

Coronation Street 50th Anniversary Appeal: Soap celebrates by supporting charities

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Coronation Street 50th Anniversary Appeal: Soap celebrates by supporting charities

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It's been entertaining the nation for half a century and as it approaches its fiftieth anniversary, Coronation Street is using its milestone occasion to support three UK charities. The Coronation Street 50th Anni...

California says yes to molten solar

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California says yes to molten solar

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The California Energy Commission has approved a permit for SolarReserve to build a 150-megawatt solar plant that uses molten salt to store energy, the company announced Wednesday. The Santa Monica, Calif.-...

Upgrading midwifery services in developing countries could save millions of lives, report suggests

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Upgrading midwifery services in developing countries could save millions of lives, report suggests

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Up to 3.6 million lives could be saved every year if midwifery services were upgraded in 58 developing countries by 2015, according to a major new report. The findings have been released by the United Nations Popul...

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.

Turning Saltwater From Earth and Sea Into Water Fit to Drink

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Turning Saltwater From Earth and Sea Into Water Fit to Drink

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SAN ANTONIO — Drilling rigs in the midst of cow pastures are hardly a novelty for Texans. But on a warm May day at a site about 30 miles south of San Antonio, a rig was not trying to reach oil or fresh water, but rath...

Artist Tackles Beijing’s Smog

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Artist Tackles Beijing’s Smog

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Beijing has a smog problem. And one artist is out to solve it. The extreme dangers caused by the blanket of pollution that veils the city recently led the Beijing Environmental Monitoring Center to warn children, t...

Blueberries guard against high blood pressure, new study finds

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Blueberries guard against high blood pressure, new study finds

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Eating blueberries can guard against high blood pressure, according to new research by the University of East Anglia and Harvard University. Bioactive compounds in blueberries called anthocyanins offer protection...

‘Leading Organic Alliance’ formed to help protect and promote organic in Europe

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‘Leading Organic Alliance’ formed to help protect and promote organic in Europe

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Good news from the Soil Association:- The eight foremost organic organisations in Europe, including the Soil Association, have formed the ‘Leading Organic Alliance’ to help promote organic farming in Europe, develo...

Good news for the environment: Researchers optimistic about study into effect of nanoparticles

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Good news for the environment: Researchers optimistic about study into effect of nanoparticles

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Scientists at the University of Birmingham have secured £3 million to study the effects of nanoparticles on the environment for research that could have a positive impact on our environment. The project will focu...

Speak up for children at Rio+20 Earth summit

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Speak up for children at Rio+20 Earth summit

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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...

How Facebook Helped a Daughter Find Her Homeless Father

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How Facebook Helped a Daughter Find Her Homeless Father

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If you never had a relationship with your father but knew he was homeless, would you bother to look for him? That's what Michelle Hallagin did. She didn't know who I was when I sent her a letter via Facebook asking...

A retired British couple have been released by Somali pirates after being held captive for more than a year.

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A retired British couple have been released by Somali pirates after being held captive for more than a year.

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Paul, 60, and Rachel Chandler, 56, from Kent, were seized from their yacht near the Seychelles in October 2009. Mrs Chandler said: "I'm enjoying being free". The couple said they were fine, but will undergo medical...

General Motors to Feature Recycled Oil Spill Booms in New Cars

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General Motors to Feature Recycled Oil Spill Booms in New Cars

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From Greenopolis Remember all those oil absorbent booms that were used to clean up the massive Gulf Coast oil spill? Despite looking like long tubes of overstuffed socks, they're great for absorbing and contai...

Climate talks agree to pay to protect forests

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Climate talks agree to pay to protect forests

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A new climate change deal reached in Mexico has set up a global framework to pay to protect rainforests vital to the ecosystem, but held off on the controversial introduction of a market role. The deal aims to help...

Red Cross volunteers come to the aid of Devon villagers following fire near gas cylinders

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Red Cross volunteers come to the aid of Devon villagers following fire near gas cylinders

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Volunteers have come to the rescue of around 200 residents in Devon, forced to flee their homes after a house fire broke out near dangerously flammable gas cylinders. The Red Cross fire and emergency support serv...

Easing up rules for cyclists in Paris

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Easing up rules for cyclists in Paris

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PARIS – The city is relaxing traffic laws for bikes throughout the city, implementing new rules to make circulation flow more easily.  On Tuesday the city council announced that turning on red will soon be permitte...

Tesla museum campaign exceeds fund-raising target

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Tesla museum campaign exceeds fund-raising target

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A museum dedicated to electricity pioneer Nikola Tesla is set to be built, after The Oatmeal website exceeded a target of raising $850,000. Launched less than a week ago, the campaign was set up to buy Tesla's old ...

New hope for HIV: Researchers develop effective AIDS vaccine for monkeys

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New hope for HIV: Researchers develop effective AIDS vaccine for monkeys

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Researchers have developed a potential HIV vaccine in monkeys that may eventually lead to protection for humans. The team at Oregon Health & Science University's Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute, produced a...

New smartphone app lets users text ‘eyes-free’

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New smartphone app lets users text ‘eyes-free’

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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...