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Six myths of positive news reporting debunked

5 hours 38 min ago
Positive news reporting is often conceived as serving only as light relief or as a trivial distraction from the realities of the world. But as Jodie Jackson explains, and there is a growing body of research emerging to suggest that these perceptions are unfounded

Good Business: Milena Bottero, Room for Tea

Mon, 12/10/2015 - 16:40
Social enterprise Room for Tea connects young people undertaking internships and in need of short-term, affordable accommodation with hosts who have a spare room in their homes

Conscious hunting can save the world

Fri, 09/10/2015 - 15:15
Whether we’re searching for food or love, we’re all hunters in some form – but it’s how we choose to fulfil that instinct that determines our fate and the lives of those around us, says Caspar Walsh who believes that by taking a life he saved his own

The new disability travel site making exploring accessible for all

Thu, 08/10/2015 - 16:22
Srin Madipalli, co-founder of new travel accommodation website Accomable, explains how he plans to make exploring the world hassle-free for all, irrespective of physical ability

Five innovative ideas from Paris’s DIY climate change convention

Wed, 07/10/2015 - 15:53
Rather than waiting around to see what happens at the Paris climate talks in December, a group of European creatives got together and came up with some low-tech solutions to the world's environmental problems. Elsa Pereria reports from POC21

The revival of the UK’s ceramic industry

Tue, 06/10/2015 - 14:00
More than 150 years after the heyday of the British ceramics production, things are looking more positive than for some time. Phil Tomlinson explains how a broken industry is putting itself back together

Five ways to share in London

Mon, 05/10/2015 - 14:39
See the city through the eyes of a local with these cheap – and often free – social sharing ideas, which are part of an ongoing series aiming to help people travel sustainably and connect with communities

Six reasons why being more curious can be good for you

Fri, 02/10/2015 - 12:55
Being curious not only has the potential to improve our knowledgeable of the world around us, but recent research reveals it can improve our relationships, boost happiness and even make us healthier, says Emily Campbell

Fairphone 2 is user-repairable in bid to keep company’s ethical edge

Thu, 01/10/2015 - 15:37
With the rest of the mobile phone industry beginning to look into supply chain ethics, Fairphone has launched their second handset as the first fully modular smartphone to try and stay one step ahead

Fishing for a solution to iron deficiency

Wed, 30/09/2015 - 15:44
A small metal fish designed for use in cooking to increase iron uptake is proving a great success in Cambodia and is now set to be used further afield. Could the Lucky Iron Fish spawn an end to iron deficiency across the rest of Asia?

2016 declared Year of Global Understanding

Tue, 29/09/2015 - 12:29
Three international science organisations have announced that 2016 will be the International Year of Global Understanding, aiming to show “how to translate scientific insight into more sustainable lifestyles”

Helping refugees integrate through language learning

Mon, 28/09/2015 - 09:46
How can countries help refugees integrate? The question looms large in Europe, which is experiencing a refugee crisis many are calling the biggest since World War II. In Ireland one organisation believes communication could be the answer

The new UN sustainable development goals: what’s different?

Fri, 25/09/2015 - 14:46
This weekend the UN sustainable development goals will be agreed upon at a summit in New York. Asghar Zaidi explains how the new goals aim to cover a much broader range of issues and be more widely applicable than those they are replacing

Five ways to share in Amsterdam

Thu, 24/09/2015 - 12:30
See the city through the eyes of a local with these cheap – and often free – social sharing ideas, which are part of a new series aiming to help people travel sustainably and connect with communities

Three research-based ways to cultivate kindness in your life

Wed, 23/09/2015 - 06:00
Psychologist Juliana Breines outlines three scientifically-based strategies for bringing more kindness into your life

In pictures: Off-grid renewable energy provides a lifeline for Palestinian villages

Tue, 22/09/2015 - 06:00
In the dry, rugged terrain of South Mount Hebron in Palestine, electricity is a rare commodity, but Israeli-Palestinian NGO Comet-Me is helping people make their own renewable power

Academia and allotments: the students growing their own food

Mon, 21/09/2015 - 06:00
Thanks to a growing awareness of sustainability issues, students around the country are swapping evenings on cheap beer for afternoons spent growing their own fruit and veg. Natalie Leal looks at the rise of edible campus initiatives

Homeless-led walking tours give an alternative view of London

Fri, 18/09/2015 - 09:15
This month marks the fifth birthday of Unseen Tours, who offer alternative walks around London led by homeless guides. As the initiative celebrates a 50 percent rise in bookings this year, Naomi Tolley joins a tour of Camden with a twist

Old and new powers are working together to create conscious movements for impact

Thu, 17/09/2015 - 06:00
Between the established circles of ‘old power’ and the thriving yet young dynamism of ‘new power’, it may seem society is caught in stalemate in enacting real change. But as Noa Gafni shows, the two are finding new ways of working together

Regreening Africa could help both people and environment, says report

Wed, 16/09/2015 - 06:00
A new report on the impact of deforestation in Africa suggests that integrating more trees and shrubs into farmland could not only benefit the environment, but also improve food security and even reduce the likelihood of people becoming refugees