There are now more than 9.8m jobs in renewable energy in the world, and the number of posts in the sector could climb to 24m by 2030, finds a new report
A law in France banning the use of unhealthily thin fashion models came into effect this month. The country’s health ministry hopes it will help combat inaccessible ideals of beauty
People have sex because it feels good. But, whether at school or as adults, sex education often centres on fear or even shame. What if we put pleasure first, instead?
Experts agree that children have far too little contact with the natural world. Could lessons about flora and fauna – a natural history GCSE – be the answer?
From a tenacious woodpecker to a grizzly bear swiping for salmon, these images from the last 50 years of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition have been selected for a new book. They [...]
A photo of swirling graphene ink in alcohol, which can be used to print electrical circuits on to paper, has won the overall prize in a national science photography competition
The campaign to make London a National Park City has announced a competition to help people imagine how the capital would look and feel if it were a national park city
In an attempt to improve the health of its citizens, a group of islands in the South Pacific have pledged to restrict imported junk food in favour of organic, homegrown produce
France has passed a bill urging companies to respect employees’ time outside of office hours. Could similar legislation help people aged 25-34 in the UK – the group that is unhappiest with [...]
From participatory democracy to local currencies, signs abound that communities are taking power back into their own hands. Our pick of fascinating facts about people coming together
Astronaut Jeanette Epps made history in January when Nasa announced she will be the first black American to board the International Space Station. We ask: how do you prepare for six months in space?
New research challenges the government’s assertion that there is little capacity to house Syrian refugees. Local authorities have now committed to accommodate nearly 22,000 people fleeing from [...]
The first project of its kind in Asia, towers covered in thousands of plants and trees are under construction in China. The architect wants to build more across Chinese cities to help offset pollution
From ‘tuned in’ spiders to signal-sending plants, nature has its very own advanced intelligence networks
Real life stories of forgiveness from the victims and perpetrators of crime and violence feature in a new interactive exhibition
A photographic exhibition, #IAmYezidi, conveys the resilience of Yezidi women in Iraq and coincides with International Women’s Day
A small village pub that was saved from closure by its community has been named National Pub of the Year by the Campaign for Real Ale
More than 100 comics artists and illustrators from around the world have launched Draw The Line, a visual guide to ‘positive political action that anyone can take’
Pukka Herbs' co-founder and master herbsmith Sebastian Pole believes a simple cup of herbal tea has the power to reconnect us with nature. We ask why herbs (and Stevie Wonder) bring him [...]
A ‘community fridge’ has launched in Brixton, south London, where people and businesses can donate spare food to those in need