The 2017 World Happiness Report, released yesterday to coincide with International Day of Happiness, names Norway the happiest country in the world. What lessons can we learn from the nations at [...]
A month after opening, London’s first community fridge has redistributed 50kg of food to those in need and attracted enquiries from around the world. What lessons can we learn from the project so far?
Iceland’s prime minister has announced proposals for legislation to close the country’s 14 to 18 per cent gender pay gap
From a fluorescent jumping spider to a hungry kingfisher, we cast an eye over the shortlisted images in a competition designed to spark passion for wildlife conservation in young people
Ditching use-by dates in favour of the more traditional ‘sniff test’ could save more than 100m pints of milk in the UK each year, according to research by waste and recycling advisory body Wrap
The value of the UK’s organic market – which is in its fifth year of growth – now tops £2bn. While sales of non-organic items declined in 2016, sales of organic produce increased by seven per cent
‘UK would grind to a halt without migrants’, say economists as thousands celebrate their contribution
The UK economy would lose £328m – or four per cent of total UK daily GDP – if migrants stopped working for the day, according to new research. It comes as tens of thousands of people take part in [...]
From ‘dancing’ octopuses to hospitable clownfish, the winning images from this year’s Underwater Photographer of the Year awards celebrate the breadth and beauty of aquatic ecosystems
As divisive characters take centre stage in global politics, what if prioritising people, planet and peace featured in the job descriptions of more politicians?
Artists and writers created the Love is Love comic book to show their solidarity with the LGBT community following last summer’s deadly attack in a Florida nightclub
From a flower on a balcony in Manchester to a herd of elephants in South Africa, the winning images from the 2016 Outdoor Photographer of the Year competition celebrate the beauty of nature
Those behind a Swedish bill to cut VAT costs on repaired items hope to spark a reuse revolution. The minister behind the legislation explains how it might reduce waste and create jobs
As a Swedish trial of shorter working days nears its end, one of the politicians who helped bring it about tells Positive News that the benefits outweigh the costs
The UK generated more electricity from wind than from coal in 2016, new analysis by fact-checking organisation Carbon Brief suggests
At £38bn, the UK’s ethical goods market is now worth twice that of tobacco, new research suggests
Finland becomes the first European country to pilot a basic income scheme. Could unconditional monthly payments curb mass unemployment and create more equal societies?
The US Army Corps of Engineers announced at the weekend that it would not grant a permit for the Dakota Access pipeline to drill under the Missouri river, a victory for Native American people and [...]
Next week, clothes recycling charity Traid will be urging people to wear secondhand instead of buying new. Could instilling pride in wearing pre-owned clothes help avoid wasteful fast fashion?
Trump is trying to win votes from Hindu Americans but a group of young people have launched an ad campaign of their own, appealing to immigrant family members who might be considering voting for him
Research reveals that England’s children have less positive attitudes to reading than other countries, while a third of adults don’t read for pleasure – and this could be affecting wellbeing. [...]