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Waste-to-jet fuel partnership takes off

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 06:00
A new project, the first of its kind globally, will see rubbish otherwise bound for landfill turned into clean aviation fuel

Hacking happiness

Thu, 18/12/2014 - 06:00
Is it possible to ‘hack’ your own happiness? Helen Parnham investigates how emerging technologies can improve wellbeing

Alone in the wild

Wed, 17/12/2014 - 14:35
Jini Reddy travels deep into the French Pyrenees on a solo wilderness quest that promises respite from the emotional and physical distractions of modern life. Can she get by with only her thoughts and nature’s whisper for company?

Positive Travel: A-Z across America

Wed, 17/12/2014 - 06:00
Kay Morris-Robertson thought she had everything she wanted when tragedy struck and changed her life forever. She tells Aaron Millar how she undertook an 80,000 mile journey of healing, travelling across all 50 states of America, from A to Z

Dialogue and trust helping to dissolve Ebola stigma

Tue, 16/12/2014 - 06:00
Whether it is traders refusing to sell them food for fear of touching contaminated coins, or religious leaders turning them away from mosques and churches, Ebola survivors risk being marginalised. But grassroots groups in Africa are helping to nurture reintegration

Arts review: winter 2014

Mon, 15/12/2014 - 06:00
Amy Smith rounds up the best art exhibitions to see this season

Growing underground: the food revolution happening beneath your feet

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 06:00
Just 33 metres beneath London’s streets a subterranean farm is taking root. Using the latest technology, micro-salad is being grown in a network of forgotten air raid shelter tunnels

Researchers a step closer to reversing spinal damage

Thu, 11/12/2014 - 06:00
A paralysed man in Poland is slowly learning to walk again thanks to a breakthrough medical procedure

When jihadi fighters return

Wed, 10/12/2014 - 06:00
David Cameron has imposed strict blanket measures on the growing number of British jihadis that want to return to the UK, but is this the most effective way of dealing with a potentially dangerous problem?

Review: Behind The Beautiful Forevers at the National Theatre, London

Tue, 09/12/2014 - 06:00
Behind The Beautiful Forevers is not a play for the faint-hearted. Murders, shocking suicides, corruption, foul language and deep injustices are all competing for attention. But there’s no denying that this is a play with a soul

Campaigners push for Homeless Bill of Rights

Mon, 08/12/2014 - 06:00
Give homeless individuals a fair chance, says social justice coalition

Stopping traffic: efforts to end the trade in human beings

Fri, 05/12/2014 - 06:00
Technology, and the role of people who have lived through slavery, are offering hope in the fight against human trafficking. We speak to some of those on the frontline

Hydrogen-powered cars to drive forward in 2015

Thu, 04/12/2014 - 06:00
Hydrogen-powered cars are set to become an increasingly common sight on UK roads by the 2020s as new models are announced and infrastructure investment plans revealed

Hangover: a night off the edge in Colorado

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 06:00
Hanging on a sheer cliff face at a head-spinning height with nothing but a thin sheet of nylon separating him from a vast drop, Aaron Millar considers how fearsome adventure really is the making of us

Campaigns round up: Winter 2014

Tue, 02/12/2014 - 06:00
The latest success stories and actions from the world of campaigning

Estonia welcomes civil partnerships

Mon, 01/12/2014 - 06:00
Estonia has become the first former Soviet country to legalise gay marriage

On the first day of Christmas, my neighbour gave to me…

Fri, 28/11/2014 - 06:00
Forget chocolate, Kate Groves, marketing director of Streetbank, explains why she’s opting to donate one of her possessions to a neighbour every day through advent instead

Sweden acknowledges Palestine as a state

Thu, 27/11/2014 - 06:00
A growing number of western-European countries are calling for Palestine to be recognised as a state and Sweden is leading the way

Travel tips from the top: this year’s best new positive travel experiences

Wed, 26/11/2014 - 06:00
Top journalists from The British Guild of Travel Writers pick their top travel experiences of 2014

More than village gossip: how hyperlocal journalism is reinvigorating communities

Tue, 25/11/2014 - 06:00
As local newspapers close and budget cuts put increasing pressure on remaining journalists, the hyperlocal journalism movement is stepping up to provide the services communities rely on. Nicola Slawson finds out more