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Five powerful ways to take action against period poverty

Inflation is exacerbating period poverty. Here are five things that you can do, from buying a menstrual cup to lobbying

27/05/2022

Marine biologists may have found a surprisingly low-tech solution to bycatch

Early trials of a new type of fishing net have revealed that porpoises largely avoided getting entangled in them

27/05/2022

What went right this week: the ‘Green Nobel Prize’, plus more positive news

A prize honoured eco activists, Afghan men stood for women’s rights, and nature recovery projects launched in England, plus more

26/05/2022

The living coffin that transforms your body into compost

A Dutch startup has created a fully biodegradable mycelium casket – and it says the orders are flooding in

25/05/2022

Cost of living crisis: six creative ways communities are responding

From car shares to clothes swaps, here are six responses to the cost of living crisis that can be replicated anywhere

24/05/2022

What would happen if the insurance industry stopped underwriting fossil fuel projects?

The insurance sector has a huge amount of power to help steer us towards a greener future. How is it using its clout?

06/05/2022

The plan to put an orchard in every prison in England and Wales

A charity is working to ‘green’ the UK’s prisons using orchards, a project that is reaping rewards for inmates and the environment

29/04/2022

‘Wastewater can be very valuable’: the hydroponic system that provides clean water for Kenyans

Using the power of plants, a Nairobi-based startup has engineered an effective wastewater cleaning system. And it’s attractive to boot

05/04/2022

Seesaws are out, saws are in: the (welcome) rise of risky playgrounds

Tools, old cars and even prickly bushes are being introduced to playgrounds, amid research highlighting the benefits of risky play

16/03/2022

The climate solutions making life better for people and the planet

While politicians make promises at COP26, these grassroots groups have ready-to-go climate solutions that can help build a fairer world

09/11/2021

The future of flying? Hybrid plane takes to the skies in landmark UK flight

The hybrid aircraft is an important step in the race to decarbonise aviation, but net-zero flights remains some way off yet

25/08/2021

Edible packaging – the beginning of the end for single-use plastic?

An edible alternative to plastic has won an award for innovation. It is one of a number of viable alternatives to single-use packaging

04/08/2021

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