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BioLite Camp Stove – a clever little gadget!

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BioLite Camp Stove – a clever little gadget!

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After extensive user testing and field research, the BioLite team has redesigned the camp stove unit to be smaller, easier to light and more durable. The BioLite stove burns wood or other small combustible materials. ...

Scotland says yes to more weddings

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Scotland says yes to more weddings

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THE number of people getting married in Scotland has reached its highest level in four years, figures show. The statistics from the Registrar General for Scotland revealed that 3,255 couples got hitched during the...

A letter from Japan – Sendai

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A letter from Japan – Sendai

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This letter was emailed to me by a friend. (I don't know the author, but she is refered to as Janet - nothing more.) I thought it very beautiful, so decide to share it with you all. - Jeremy "Things here in Sendai...

Global Activities Celebrate Climate Solutions

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Global Activities Celebrate Climate Solutions

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On October 10 of this year, known commonly as 10/10/10, people around the world rallied for the environment. In Afghanistan they planted trees, and in China university students engaged in a clean energy competition...

UN to create panel of biodiversity experts

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UN to create panel of biodiversity experts

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The UN General Assembly agreed to form a panel of international experts on biodiversity in a resolution approved on Monday. The resolution is an important step towards the implementation of the Intergovernmental P...

UN climate change chief urges governments to quickly implement Cancún accords

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UN climate change chief urges governments to quickly implement Cancún accords

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1 March 2011 – The United Nations climate change chief today called on governments to quickly transform the agreements reached in the Mexican city of Cancún last year into tangible action on the ground, and provide...

Red Cross ship reaches Misrata – Libya

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Red Cross ship reaches Misrata – Libya

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The Red Cross said it was extending its activities to western Libya today, as a ship of medical supplies docked in the besieged port city of Misrata and its aid workers made their way to Zawiyah. "We are sending...

Concentrating on our lunchtime food reduces afternoon snacking, study finds

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Concentrating on our lunchtime food reduces afternoon snacking, study finds

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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...

Our generation is the first in history that can decide whether it’s the last in history

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Our generation is the first in history that can decide whether it’s the last in history

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This press release from our friends at Worldshift... News Alert! Holding On To Our Humanity Waking Up The recent turbulence to sweep the UK, and indeed the world, is a sign of the times in which we live. It ...

Positive Online Weight Reduction Study investigates how Internet resources could help reduce obesity

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Positive Online Weight Reduction Study investigates how Internet resources could help reduce obesity

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The Internet can play a role in reducing obesity in today"s society, according to latest research at the University of Southampton. The Positive Online Weight Reduction (POWeR) project, being carried out by the U...

Mark Worrall Meets Audrey Pollard, N.Y. Postal Worker Who Donated Life-Saving Bone Marrow

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Mark Worrall Meets Audrey Pollard, N.Y. Postal Worker Who Donated Life-Saving Bone Marrow

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Six months after Audrey Pollard, a New York post office worker, signed up for the marrow donor registry, she was matched to a man in England, desperately in need of a bone marrow transplant. Eight years later tha...

Resurgence magazine celebrates 45 years

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Resurgence magazine celebrates 45 years

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Positive News's Stephen Lewis speaks to Satish Kumar, the long-standing editor of the pioneering environmental magazine Resurgence, about the publication’s philosophy and achievements. Forty-five years ago, Brita...

Standing in Solidarity to End Fracking

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Standing in Solidarity to End Fracking

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What does my 14,000-person rural town in upstate New York have in common with Los Angeles, one of the country's largest metropolitan areas? We're both standing up to the oil and gas industry. And we're winning. ...

Lottery winners give away £7million fortune in three months!

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Lottery winners give away £7million fortune in three months!

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A couple who won nearly £7million on the lottery have given away every penny in just three months. Allen and Violet Large drew up a list of good causes - then handed a cheque to each one. Violet, 78, said:...

Quality of life not happiness should measure our well-being, says university academic

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Quality of life not happiness should measure our well-being, says university academic

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The Government's survey into well-being should focus on quality of life rather than happiness, an academic has suggested. From April, the Office for National Statistics will ask people to rate their own well-being...

One group Obama’s kept his promises to: Native Americans

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One group Obama’s kept his promises to: Native Americans

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WASHINGTON — Speaking to 500 people representing 320 tribes, President Barack Obama pledged last month that he wouldn't forget his campaign trail promise to give native communities a greater voice in the White Hous...

Obsessed with Disaster? 4 Simple Steps for Being Part of the Solution Instead of Part of the Problem

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Obsessed with Disaster? 4 Simple Steps for Being Part of the Solution Instead of Part of the Problem

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PTV has decided to reproduce this article featured in the Huffington Post as it fits into the PTV belief system:- When there are natural or manmade disasters -- even if they are half a world away -- most of us are...

World’s largest beef company signs Amazon rainforest pact

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World’s largest beef company signs Amazon rainforest pact

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The world's largest meat processor has agreed to stop buying beef from ranches associated with slave labor and illegal deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon, according to the public prosecutor's office in the stat...

Rescuing children from a trash dump

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Rescuing children from a trash dump

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Bariloche, Argentina (CNN) -- During a visit to Argentina 11 years ago, Elena Durón Miranda was horrified to see children as young as 3 years old rummaging through a trash dump for food and valuable materials. "...

Beggar earns more money by making himself invisible

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Beggar earns more money by making himself invisible

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You have to admire his ingenuity... A beggar from Serbia has come up with a novel way of being acknowleged by dismissive passers-by - he discovered he could make much more money by pretending to be invisible. Nem...