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£125m raised for world’s largest protected area of rainforest

Fri, 18/07/2014 - 06:00
An ‘all or nothing’ fundraising strategy has secured conservation of the Amazon Region Protected Areas for the next 25 years

Two-thirds of Britons favour wind power over fracking

Thu, 17/07/2014 - 12:41
A new survey has revealed that almost two-thirds of Britons would choose to live near a wind farm over a fracking site. The findings have led to the government being accused of ignoring public opinion

Positive Travel: All aboard the new super-fast Paris-Barcelona train

Wed, 16/07/2014 - 13:01
For a responsible family holiday to the Catalan coast, Alice Grahame takes the new Paris-Barcelona train, and doesn’t compromise on her principles

Fair play: homosexuality in sport

Tue, 15/07/2014 - 12:24
With more sportspeople coming out about their sexuality and increasing tolerance from fans, Ben Whitford looks at how the global sporting community is responding to the need for equality

A new economic logic is emerging

Mon, 14/07/2014 - 12:56
Developments in finance, energy and technology are shifting us from centralised, growth-at-all-costs economics, towards a more democratic, collaborative, interactive and ecological model, based on asking what kind of society we actually want, argues Sam Friggens

Good Business: Rabble

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 12:09
Life is too short for boring, repetitive exercise, say Charlotte Roach and Rosemary Pringle, the founders of Rabble, a company that creates crazy team games for adults looking for ‘funner fitness’

The media should strive to shape society for the better, not just mirror inequality

Thu, 10/07/2014 - 06:00
The media should drop its claims of impartiality and instead use its influence transparently to facilitate positive changes in society, argues Tom Lawson

Crying for empathy

Wed, 09/07/2014 - 06:00
In thousands of schools around the world, children between the ages of five and 12 take lessons from a newborn baby. The result? Increased emotional intelligence, understanding and empathy towards classmates, and less bullying and aggression

A game of three halves

Wed, 09/07/2014 - 06:00
All the attention may be on Brazil this summer, but in Denmark a version of football that requires cooperation between teams is being pioneered. Will Simpson reports from the first ever Three-Sided Football World Cup

Scientists create ‘self-healing’ plastic

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 16:44
Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a ‘self-healing’ plastic that could one day allow objects from cracked mobile phone screens to meteor-battered space probes to automatically repair themselves

Conservationists celebrate as oil company vows to leave Africa’s oldest national park

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 10:38
British oil company Soco International plc is to end its operations in the Virunga World Heritage Site in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

Campaigns round up: Summer 2014

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 13:39
The latest news, efforts and success stories from the world of campaigning

Review: Time On Our Side, Why We All Need a Shorter Working Week

Fri, 04/07/2014 - 11:29
Debbie So reviews Time on Our Side, a book that advocates a shorter working week

Cornish people recognised as national minority

Thu, 03/07/2014 - 06:00
Cornwall’s 15-year fight for minority group recognition is victorious

Positive Travel: How to be a responsible traveller in Myanmar

Wed, 02/07/2014 - 10:24
After years of isolation Myanmar is now open to tourists. Sustainable tourism expert Richard Brownsdon makes a visit and comes back with tips on how to see it responsibly

Positive Psychology: Creating a cultural shift in happiness

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 10:10
Taking charge of our life stories brings more joy than amassing the tick-box list of items commonly associated with happiness, says Chris Johnstone

Teenage pregnancy rates at all-time low

Mon, 30/06/2014 - 11:25
Labour’s Teenage Pregnancy Strategy credited with drop in teenage conceptions