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US street art celebrates common bonds as Trump enters the White House

Thu, 19/01/2017 - 16:00

Striking political art campaign aims to spark conversations about American values in the week Donald Trump will become president

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10 inspiring photos from Positive News in 2016

Wed, 18/01/2017 - 18:07

From a portrait of the teen who escaped child marriage by rapping about it, to a shot capturing a moment of underwater compassion, we select 10 inspiring photographs from Positive News in 2016

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Tax break aims to tackle buy-and-throw culture

Tue, 17/01/2017 - 15:01

Those behind a Swedish bill to cut VAT costs on repaired items hope to spark a reuse revolution. The minister behind the legislation explains how it might reduce waste and create jobs

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Abundance and other lessons from nature

Mon, 16/01/2017 - 18:23

Permaculture practitioner and author Stefan Geyer reflects on the principle of abundance as a framework for better relationships with each other and the planet. From designing a garden to shaping our lives – what can we learn from nature?

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Nice threads: five of our favourite sustainable fashion projects

Mon, 16/01/2017 - 11:56

We list some of our favourite projects, charities and textile experts stitching together antidotes to wasteful fast fashion

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The UK’s top 10 greenest cities

Mon, 16/01/2017 - 11:51

New maps show how much green space there is in the UK’s ten most populated cities

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Will we see breakdown or breakthrough in 2017?, asks new issue of Positive News magazine

Fri, 13/01/2017 - 18:13

With a thematic focus on overcoming social divisions, the new issue of Positive News magazine features a cover illustration of a Muslim female superhero, and will launch at an event in London this month

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Sweden: ‘six-hour days could positively reboot working life’

Fri, 13/01/2017 - 17:59

As a Swedish trial of shorter working days nears its end, one of the politicians who helped bring it about tells Positive News that the benefits outweigh the costs

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‘It’s time to unleash our potential’

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 17:51

Editor-in-chief Seán Dagan Wood introduces issue 88 of Positive News

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The nature reserve that social media built

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 17:05

Frustrated by political indifference toward wildlife protection in the UK, Adrian Cooper took matters into his own hands. He explains how social media helped create a grassroots nature reserve in his area

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The top 10 Positive News stories of 2016

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 11:15

We look back on our most popular stories in 2016, from exploring rewilding human nature and working less, to inspiring words collected from endangered languages around the world. What lessons can we take into 2017?

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Good food, good mood: can we eat ourselves happier?

Tue, 10/01/2017 - 16:57

After suffering debilitating bouts of depression, journalist and author Rachel Kelly began to investigate the links between nutrition and mental health

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UK wind generated more electricity in 2016 than coal

Mon, 09/01/2017 - 18:17

The UK generated more electricity from wind than from coal in 2016, new analysis by fact-checking organisation Carbon Brief suggests

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How solution-focused news can empower people

Mon, 09/01/2017 - 10:05

In the first of a regular series, positive psychology researcher Jodie Jackson explains how by studying the impact of Positive News upon its readers, she found that constructive journalism can empower people and engage them more in society

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Value of UK ethical markets grows to almost double that of tobacco

Fri, 06/01/2017 - 15:00

At £38bn, the UK’s ethical goods market is now worth twice that of tobacco, new research suggests

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‘Never mind Trump, the global clean energy transition is racing forward’

Thu, 05/01/2017 - 15:31

As fossil fuel diehards take over the White House, the evidence of a fast-moving global energy transition has never been clearer, says clean energy pioneer Jeremy Leggett

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Finland launches basic income scheme

Wed, 04/01/2017 - 14:31

Finland becomes the first European country to pilot a basic income scheme. Could unconditional monthly payments curb mass unemployment and create more equal societies?

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What went right in 2016

Wed, 28/12/2016 - 08:00

It was a tough year by many measures but 2016 also saw some reasons for celebration. We look behind the headlines for signs of progress

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Action to cut food waste gathers speed in Europe

Tue, 27/12/2016 - 20:31

After France banned supermarkets throwing away unwanted food in 2016, action to curb food waste has accelerated across Europe

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Bridging the digital divide: Hack the Hood

Wed, 21/12/2016 - 16:00

A not-for-profit organisation in California is helping prepare young people of colour for careers in technology. We go behind the scenes at Hack the Hood

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