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Wind power now the cheapest form of electricity in Denmark

13 hours 19 min ago
Danish ministers hope the rest of Europe will follow its example in deriving power from renewable sources

Movement for fossil fuel divestment spreads globally

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 06:00
As organisations ranging from city councils to churches withdraw their investments in fossil fuels, Nicola Slawson looks at how a small US student campaign has become a global movement to tackle climate change

UK’s first workshop in ‘constructive journalism’ announced

Fri, 17/10/2014 - 13:22
A pioneering workshop in London next month aims to equip journalists to better serve society by creating content that is more engaging and empowering for their audiences

Live music series to showcase unique Cornish musicians and venues

Thu, 16/10/2014 - 10:56
The Somerwick Sessions in Cornwall aims to support the local music scene by championing talented new artists and unique venues

Monique Villa: Human stories shine in the new media landscape

Wed, 15/10/2014 - 06:00
Journalists have a responsibility to reflect the world more accurately, believes Monique Villa, CEO of the Thomson Reuters Foundation. But as she tells Lucy Purdy, there is now a resurgence in human-centred stories and media that triggers positive change

Catalysing change

Tue, 14/10/2014 - 06:00
Catalyst is a leading five-day residential course for young people aged 18-25, hosted at Embercombe, a educational centre for sustainable living in Devon. Catalyst alumni Jasmine Irving reflects on her experience

People, planet and (not for) profit

Mon, 13/10/2014 - 06:00
Greta Rossi, co-founder and chief empathy officer of Akasa Innovation, examines a richer, more sustainable alternative to the traditional three Ps

Survival of the kindest: my mission as a secret agent of compassion

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 06:00
Forget the Hunger Games, the Compassion Games are set to be the next trend du jour, as Lee Williams finds out during his 11-day undercover mission of kindness

Positive Travel: Walking off the edge of the Earth

Thu, 09/10/2014 - 06:00
El Hierro is the Canary Island that no one knows about. It’s authentic, undeveloped and for years was considered the end of the known world. Aaron Millar checks it out

Campaigns round up: Autumn 2014

Wed, 08/10/2014 - 06:00
All the latest from the world of campaigning, including doctors divesting from fossil fuels, gender equality on the national curriculum and how you can help take over a national newspaper

The psychology of inspiration

Mon, 06/10/2014 - 06:00
Inspiration opens our minds to new possibilities and helps us respond to concerns in constructive ways. Chris Johnstone explains how we can become inspired and inspire others too

Low-cost web security proposed for the developing world

Fri, 03/10/2014 - 06:00
Developing countries could reap the benefits of better “security hygiene” for just $35

Switch up your routine with a commuting microadventure

Thu, 02/10/2014 - 06:00
Commuting is tedious and time-consuming, but what if we stopped to explore the places we blindly hurtle through every day?

MPs call for landfill ban

Wed, 01/10/2014 - 11:57
A new report highlights billion-pound economy boost to be had in better resource efficiency

Re-thinking our ‘built to fail’ society

Tue, 30/09/2014 - 13:54
In-built obsolescence may seem a forgivable quirk of the modern technology many of us love, but it has a force of its own, placing us on a wheel of consumer slavery. But there is another way, writes Lucy Purdy

Media pros asked to help build a better world

Mon, 29/09/2014 - 11:07
Journalists and PR executives can be part of the solution to global problems, say Transformational Media Summit organisers

‘Open-source’ seed released to nurture patent-free food

Thu, 25/09/2014 - 13:46
A new initiative will help farmers overcome intellectual property law restrictions on quality seeds

British shoppers becoming increasingly ethically-driven

Wed, 24/09/2014 - 14:57
New research shows that ethics are playing an important role as shopping becomes increasingly tech-focused

A magical conversation with nature

Tue, 23/09/2014 - 10:54
Nurturing a deeper, more interactive connection with nature is essential for the Earth's wellbeing and our own, says Jini Reddy, as she spends a week in Devon learning from indigenous traditions

Minute’s silence to mark UN Day of Peace this weekend

Fri, 19/09/2014 - 21:48
As UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon urges nations to “demand the right of peoples to peace,” millions plan to gather in diverse celebrations