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Jeremy Leggett: We are winning the carbon war

4 hours 29 min ago

Former oil consultant turned clean energy pioneer Jeremy Leggett discusses where we go from the Paris climate talks and why a future based on renewable energy is inevitable

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Harnaam Kaur, Queen of beards

Mon, 23/05/2016 - 13:26

A portrait of Harnaam Kaur, who beat bullying and depression to become an advocate for positive body image

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The network helping young people start co-ops

Fri, 20/05/2016 - 08:25

AltGen, the co-operative that supports 18 to 29-year-olds to set up their own co-ops, has launched a network of young entrepreneurs

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Levelling the field for transgender athletes

Thu, 19/05/2016 - 09:07

Television personality and former Olympian Caitlyn Jenner catapulted transgender issues into the mainstream. But it’s the new Olympic guidelines that are really impressing the trans community

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Notes from the road: Lottie Gross

Wed, 18/05/2016 - 09:44

Web editor at RoughGuides.com, Lottie Gross, offers her top tips for positive travel

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Value of waste pickers revealed

Wed, 18/05/2016 - 08:29

Research has highlighted the importance of waste pickers to cities around the world

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Genius genes: How CRISPR is revolutionising DNA manipulation

Mon, 16/05/2016 - 12:42

From preventing the next Zika virus to saving endangered species: do the benefits of DNA manipulation outweigh its potential dangers? Medical genetics PhD student Chloe Warren untangles the arguments

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Life and loss in London

Thu, 12/05/2016 - 08:20

Lucy Purdy reflects on spring in the city, where nature and humanity collide

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Future democracy

Wed, 11/05/2016 - 14:08

From a show-of-hands vote to oppose development next to a Philippines slum to internet-enabled democracy in the UK, Martin Wright envisions options for democracy

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Resisting radicalisation

Wed, 11/05/2016 - 08:41

From grassroots work to policy change: how can we tackle the root causes of terrorism, rather than fight its consequences alone? Lauren Razavi investigates

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Students bid to revolutionise transport

Wed, 11/05/2016 - 08:26

Young engineers have been putting forward designs for Hyperloop, a new mode of transport which could drastically cut journey times and emissions

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App boosts freedom for young Iranians

Mon, 09/05/2016 - 03:40

Anonymous developers have released an app called Gershad to help young Iranians avoid the Gashte Ershad, known as ‘morality police’, who patrol the country’s streets daily

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EU: In or out?

Fri, 06/05/2016 - 01:07

With a historic vote looming on 23 June, Brits remain divided over whether the UK should stay in the EU. Some believe a ‘Brexit’ would cut through red tape clogging the British economy and give Westminster more control. Others insist our ties to Europe profoundly shape Britain’s workforce, trade and culture for the better. Here, an expert offers a perspective to reframe the debate and we crunch the numbers to help inform your view

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City contracts to favour co-operatives in Berkeley

Fri, 06/05/2016 - 00:33

Berkeley in California is believed to be the first US city to give preference to co-operatives after passing a new resolution that favours worker-owned organisations in contracting and procurement

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Atlantic drilling ban a ‘win’ for climate

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 14:54

President Obama’s ban on oil and gas drilling on the Atlantic coast is part of a wider shift away from fossil fuels, signalling strong action on climate action, according to campaigners

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‘We need to cultivate feminine leadership’

Tue, 03/05/2016 - 12:10

Invited to speak at a conference in Algiers on women’s empowerment, social entrepreneur Greta Rossi reflects on the issue of gender inequality and invites women and girls around the world to find their way towards emancipation by embracing and cultivating their feminine qualities

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‘Media needs to find its responsibility again’ says UN director general

Wed, 27/04/2016 - 22:41

Michael Møller urges news outlets to inform and empower citizens more effectively by adopting constructive journalism

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Spare room initiative helps house refugees

Wed, 27/04/2016 - 13:04

What began as a bid to fill a spare room in Berlin has spiralled into an international template for refugee integration, benefiting around 565 people to date

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New issue of Positive News magazine offers serious optimism

Wed, 27/04/2016 - 04:09

Illustrator Noma Bar produces iconic illustrated cover for Positive News magazine, as part of its perspective-shifting approach

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Tips for considerate travel in Costa Rica

Tue, 26/04/2016 - 17:27

The first direct flights from the UK to Costa Rica launch this month, making it cheaper and easier than ever before to reach this popular eco-tourism destination. But more people isn’t necessarily a good thing. Lorenza Bacino offers her top tips for seeing Costa Rica in a positive way

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