March 2023

The climate solution that not enough people are talking about

Why bringing back elephants, sharks and other big beasts could be surprisingly useful in the race to bring down emissions

31/03/2023 Positive News

3D printing promises to transform architecture forever – and create forms that blow today's buildings out of the water

Not since the adoption of the steel frame has there been a development with as much potential to transform the way buildings are conceived and constructed.

30/03/2023 The Conversation

Scientists find ‘potential breakthrough’ to stop bullying in schools

A new way of tackling bullying trialed among students in South Korea could be a potential game-changer in creating an “anti-bullying climate” in schools, scientists say.

30/03/2023 The Independent

The race for the wind power of the future

High-altitude winds remain a huge untapped source of renewable energy, but a race to the sky is well underway.

27/03/2023 Deutsche Welle

Hemophilia: breakthrough therapies aim to ‘dethrone’ the disease of kings

The new and million-dollar gene treatment make the disease remit almost completely for four or five years. Open investigations now seek a definitive cure

25/03/2023 El País

Endangered Scottish wildcats bred in captivity will take first steps into the wild to save species

Scottish wildcats bred in captivity are to be released into the wild for the first time in a bid to save the critically endangered species, it has been announced.

24/03/2023 Telegraph

How 'misogyny influencers' cater to young men's anxieties

Parents, teachers and politicians are worried about the appeal of so-called “online misogyny influencers” to boys and young men.

24/03/2023 The Conversation

The Fight to Expose Corporations’ Real Impact on the Climate

Most carbon emissions caused by businesses are hidden from sight. US and California regulators are pushing to require companies fully disclose them.

24/03/2023 Wired

California, drugmaker partner to produce affordable insulin

The state of California and a generic drug manufacturer have entered a 10-year partnership to produce affordable, state-branded insulin that they hope will rival longtime producers and push down prices

19/03/2023 The Independent

An experimental pill achieves complete cancer remission in 18 people with aggressive leukemia

Preliminary results for the pharmaceutical revumenib suggest that it may have saved lives of terminal patients, including the young architect Algimante Daugelaite

15/03/2023 El País

‘Historic moment’ for nature as Europe’s first wild river national park announced in Albania

One of the last wild rivers in Europe, home to more than 1,000 animal and plant species, has been declared a national park by the Albanian government, making the Vjosa the first of its kind on the continent.

15/03/2023 The Guardian

15-minute cities: What are they and how do they work?

City planners say we have to rethink the way we build urban areas to make them more sustainable, healthy and just. The so-called 15-minute city is one idea. But are they viable?

15/03/2023 Deutsche Welle

Leveraging digital platforms for public good: Stories of positive impact from India

To focus on sustainable development goals, platforms need to change from being exclusively focused on profits and value appropriation to perceiving themselves as public goods.

14/03/2023 The Conversation

Major scientific breakthrough could stop breast cancer returning

Research funded by Breast Cancer Now reveals how secondary breast cancer forms and how it might be prevented

14/03/2023 The Independent

UK swan conservation success gives cause for hope

Numbers of whooper swans are predicted to double in the UK by 2030, thanks to efforts to protect the wetlands where they spend the winter. The bird, known for its trumpet-like call, flies in from Iceland to overwinter at nature reserves.

14/03/2023 BBC

Fungi-tree planting could feed millions while capturing tonnes of carbon – study

New research found fungi growing alongside trees could produce a nutritious food source for nearly 19 million people per year.

13/03/2023 The Independent

Solar Panels Floating in Reservoirs? We’ll Drink to That

Floating photovoltaic systems, or “floatovoltaics,” provide electricity and reduce evaporation. Plus, you don’t need to clear land for a solar farm.

13/03/2023 Wired

Tourette Syndrome breakthrough as study finds electrical pulse bracelet reduces tics

The bracelet delivers electrical impulses, with the study finding that it reduced the severity and frequency of tics by 25% amongst 121 respondents

13/03/2023 The Independent

New Denser-Than-Water Fluid Could Make Pumped Hydro Cheaper and More Efficient

Can you have hydro storage without water? A British start-up is looking to open up the potential of pumped hydro renewable energy storage.


The NHS worker singlehandedly rewilding kelp forests in Sussex

Steve Allnutt shivers and zips up his coat as he checks on the water tanks holding thousands of specimens. He confirms the temperature, adjusts the lighting and fishes out a tiny piece of kelp to inspect under his microscope.

13/03/2023 The Guardian

'You are enough': After suicide attempt, one mother finds simple ways to help save others

One phrase helped carry Emily-Sue Snyder, 32, out of her darkest hours. Now, the Oklahoma mom is spreading her message far and wide: "You are enough."

11/03/2023 USA Today

Inside One of the World’s Biggest Green Hydrogen Projects

Hundreds of billions of dollars are being invested in a high-tech gamble to make hydrogen clean, cheap and widely available. In Australia’s Outback, that starts with 10 million new solar panels.

11/03/2023 New York Times

Greening the desert: the architect regenerating Jordan’s native forests

Walking along a path in Jordan’s Birgish forest, one of the very few remaining patches of woodland in one of the world’s driest countries, Deema Assaf is careful not to step on any of the delicate wild orchids.

09/03/2023 The Guardian

How 'lab-grown' meat could help the planet and our health

What if there was a way to eat meat without farming and killing billions of animals per year, contributing to the climate crisis and risking high cholesterol levels?

08/03/2023 CNN

We can suck CO2 from the air and store it in the ocean as baking soda

A copper-based material boosts the effectiveness of the direct air capture process, turning carbon dioxide into sodium bicarbonate through a reaction with seawater

08/03/2023 NewScientist

The magical moss helping women in rural Peru to become entrepreneurs

In the Peruvian Andes, life is not always easy. Now, sustainable harvesting of sphagnum moss is helping women to thrive

07/03/2023 Positive News

How common is transgender treatment regret, detransitioning?

Lawmakers often cite concerns about young people regretting irreversible body-altering transgender medical treatment, but studies suggest regret is uncommon

05/03/2023 The Independent

Countries agree historic oceans treaty to protect the high seas

Nearly 200 countries have agreed to a legally-binding treaty to protect marine life in international waters, which cover more than half of the planet's surface, but have long been essentially lawless.

05/03/2023 CNN

Newly discovered chemicals are so deadly to fungi they are named after Keanu Reeves

It's not every day that effective fungus-killing compounds are discovered, so researchers in Germany knew their recent find needed a special name. Identifying and testing three natural compounds that proved lethal to fungi, they were so impressed…

03/03/2023 CNN

The surprisingly simple solution to poverty that is changing lives

What if we just give money directly to people who need it? It’s a simple idea that is catching on, with encouraging results

03/03/2023 Positive News

Anaesthetic withdrawn from use in NHS Scotland due to environmental impact

Scotland has become the first part of the UK to stop using an anaesthetic gas in the NHS which has a global warming potential 2,500 times greater than carbon dioxide.

03/03/2023 The Independent

What went right this week: women on the board, plus more

There were wins for gender inclusivity, a DIY smartphone launched, and renewables reined in emissions, plus more

02/03/2023 Positive News

Why Lebanon Is Having a Surprising Solar Power Boom

About 2,300 ft. above Beirut in the Matn District mountains, Roger Mazloum and his brother Elias greet me on an unusually balmy winter day as they chop wood to help keep their early 20th century home warm before the cold returns.

02/03/2023 Time Magazine

Can India's push for millets start a food revolution?

In its push to popularize production and consumption of millets, India is attempting a major change — not only within the country, but across the world. Will the push bring about a new era for the ancient grains?

01/03/2023 Deutsche Welle

A Bali island was full of rubbish. Residents made cleaning up pay

Community-run recycling centre is being credited with transforming Nusa Lembongan's once-polluted beaches and waterways.

01/03/2023 Al Jazeera