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Algeria plans rapid green energy ramp-up

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Algeria plans rapid green energy ramp-up

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Algeria is aiming to generate 40 per cent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020, energy minister Youcef Yousfi has announced. About 60 renewable energy projects will be launched to give a capacity of ...

Satish Kumar: Education With Hands, Hearts and Heads

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Satish Kumar: Education With Hands, Hearts and Heads

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When we take a more holistic perspective - the results are amazing

Study highlights the medical benefits of a positive attitude in recovering from illness

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Study highlights the medical benefits of a positive attitude in recovering from illness

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People who have a positive outlook on life and can put on a brave face during adversity are better able to bounce back from illness, a new study suggests. Research at Bangor University, examining how people respo...

Ban Ki-moon outlines measures to strengthen UN peacebuilding efforts

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Ban Ki-moon outlines measures to strengthen UN peacebuilding efforts

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This from the UN:- 13 October 2010 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today outlined measures to strengthen the United Nations role in helping countries emerging from conflict to maintain peace and entrench stabili...

Indonesian President vows to dedicate himself to forest preservation

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Indonesian President vows to dedicate himself to forest preservation

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President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said, during the last three years of his presidency, he would dedicate himself to efforts to preserve the country’s forests. “For my part, I will continue my work and dedicate m...

Chinese Villagers Get Free Gold And Silver Bars In Changjian, Jiangsu, China

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Chinese Villagers Get Free Gold And Silver Bars In Changjian, Jiangsu, China

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3,000 villagers hit a windfall last week after a locally-owned business in eastern China gave each resident 100-gram bars of gold and silver in honor of the company's 40th anniversary, the China Money Report writes. ...

Jan Christian Gets Her Voice Back After 35 Years Thanks To Incredible Larynx Surgery

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Jan Christian Gets Her Voice Back After 35 Years Thanks To Incredible Larynx Surgery

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When Jan Christian was 17, a traumatic car accident fractured her windpipe and voice box, robbing her of her voice. For her entire adult life, she has not been able to speak above a muted whisper. But now, 35 years...

Young Indonesians paint the town green

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Young Indonesians paint the town green

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JAKARTA — Young Indonesians are breathing new life into their polluted concrete capital city with little more than buckets of soil and seeds. A group of mostly young professionals, known as Gardening Indonesia, ...

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

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

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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...

RSPCA reunites pet cat Squeak with owner after more than two years, following microchip check

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RSPCA reunites pet cat Squeak with owner after more than two years, following microchip check

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A pet owner is over the moon after been reunited with her much loved cat, who disappeared more than two years ago. Helen Foden, from Birmingham, was stunned when she received a call from RSPCA Inspector Rebecca Co...

You’re hired! Rise in apprentices aged fifty plus as older employees seek new skills

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You’re hired! Rise in apprentices aged fifty plus as older employees seek new skills

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This uplifting story comess from our friends at The Optemist:- A new series of The Apprentice has kicked off with the oldest participant aged just 31. But new figures released by the organisation Age UK shows app...

Banks face invasion of golden toads in environmental protest

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Banks face invasion of golden toads in environmental protest

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Reverend Billy's singing activists dressed as extinct species plan 'gentle' demonstration against irresponsible lending British bankers have been warned to expect an infestation of bright orange golden toads over t...

Parasitic worm discovery could improve the health of one billion people worldwide

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Parasitic worm discovery could improve the health of one billion people worldwide

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Scientists have discovered why some people may be protected from harmful parasitic worms naturally while others are not in what could lead to new therapies for up to one billion people worldwide. Parasitic worms...

Ambitious project to green the desert to begin in Jordan

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Ambitious project to green the desert to begin in Jordan

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There's great news for sustainable design innovation this week as the Sahara Forest Project gets backing from a development deal between Norway and Jordan. We wrote about this incredible proposal to create carbon neu...

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 ...

Can “Living” Buildings Help Fight Climate Change?

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Can “Living” Buildings Help Fight Climate Change?

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New research suggests protocell "skins" could be the secret to building carbon-negative architecture. Researchers in Europe are collaborating on a project to develop materials that could eventually make it possible ...

New York State Domestic Workers Organize for Rights

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New York State Domestic Workers Organize for Rights

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For many Americans, Labor Day [September 5] has come to mean a three-day weekend and an end-of-summer barbecue. The original spirit of the holiday, though, which honors the dignity of labor and the struggle for soc...

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...

Positive TV and Sunrise Festival Conscious Collective-Experiment and Telepathic games 2-5 June

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Positive TV and Sunrise Festival Conscious Collective-Experiment and Telepathic games 2-5 June

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Telepathic happenings and the Golden light Conscious Collective Intent Experiment at Sunrise Festival Calling all psychics  - Let’s see if telepathy really works. With the most conscious festival gathering ...

A fitness device that transforms data into high design

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A fitness device that transforms data into high design

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We live in a data-driven world — one where, if you care about your personal fitness, you are most likely tracking it. It wasn’t long ago that the use of pedometers, heart rate monitors and calorie counters was...