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UK universities urged to pull cash from fossil fuel giants

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UK universities urged to pull cash from fossil fuel giants

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Anti-carbon divestment campaign targets £5bn of British funds An international campaign to urge large institutions to dump fossil fuel investments reaches the UK this week, following rapid success in the US. Th...

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...

The Great Manchester Health Experiment

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The Great Manchester Health Experiment

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...It uses colour wheel to measure and influence people's happiness! The people of Manchester are being encouraged to take part in a unique and exciting experiment to test, and perhaps influence, the mood of the ...

Green entrepreneurs sought for Postcode Lottery Green Challenge competition

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Green entrepreneurs sought for Postcode Lottery Green Challenge competition

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An initiative which has reduced 10,000 tonnes of carbon emissions in the UK is seeking the next big carbon cutting idea, to reward it with a £440,000 boost. The Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2011 offers fundin...

Nature ‘is worth billions’ to UK

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Nature ‘is worth billions’ to UK

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The UK's parks, lakes, forests and wildlife are worth billions of pounds to the economy, says a major report. The health benefits of merely living close to a green space are worth up to £300 per person per year, ...

Drug offers hope for treating muscular dystrophy

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Drug offers hope for treating muscular dystrophy

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A drug that can boost muscle strength in mice shows promise as a possible treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, research suggests. The work could one day lead to a daily pill to treat all patients with the mu...

Gene therapy ‘treats’ Parkinson’s disease

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Gene therapy ‘treats’ Parkinson’s disease

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Treating Parkinson's disease with gene therapy has been shown to be successful in clinical trials for the first time, say US researchers. The illness causes uncontrolled shaking, stiffness and slow movement as part...

VisitWoods.org.uk: UK’s first interactive website to find your nearest woodland – and enjoy the arrival of Spring

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VisitWoods.org.uk: UK’s first interactive website to find your nearest woodland – and enjoy the arrival of Spring

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It's been a winter of some of the heaviest snowfalls on record, but Spring has sprung and people are being urged to use the UK's first interactive website to make the most of its arrival. VisitWoods.org.uk has b...

Teenager beats rare brain condition and saves sight – after her father finds miracle cure on the internet

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Teenager beats rare brain condition and saves sight – after her father finds miracle cure on the internet

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A teenager has beaten a rare brain condition that nearly robbed her of her sight - after her father found a miracle cure on the internet. Charlotte Durham has a condition that causes her body to pump spinal fluid...

Mitsubishi Getting Serious About Electrification, Will Launch 8 New Models in Next 5 Years

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Mitsubishi Getting Serious About Electrification, Will Launch 8 New Models in Next 5 Years

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Transitioning Away from the Internal Combustion Engine Mitsubishi, the maker of the lovely electric Jellybean (aka the i-MiEV electric car), has plans to introduce 8 hybrid (HEV), plug-in hybrid (PHEV), and battery...

Hundreds of Santas take part in 6K London run in aid of Disability Snowsport UK

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Hundreds of Santas take part in 6K London run in aid of Disability Snowsport UK

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More than1,200 Santas have raised valuable funds for charity with a 6k fun in London's Battersea Park that will support people to enjoy the thrill of snow sports, regardless of disability. They dressed up as Fath...

World Bank to lead economic push on nature protection

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World Bank to lead economic push on nature protection

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The World Bank has launched a global partnership aimed at helping countries include the costs of destroying nature into their national accounts. Ten nations will take part in the pilot phase, including India and ...

Action for Business group donates to historical appeal

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Action for Business group donates to historical appeal

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A great story, just in from our Facebook community.. Muslim and Jewish communities may be at loggerheads elsewhere in the world – but in Bradford a hand of friendship exists. And that co-operation has been illus...

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...