Looking Up

  • 100 GOOD NEWS STORIES OF 2018

    - Mar 16, 2019
    For the last 12 months, the global media has been focused on a lot of bad news. But there were other things happening out there too: conservation successes, huge wins for global health, more peace and...
  • ABORIGINAL HEALERS TREAT PATIENTS AT MODERN HOSPITAL

    - Mar 16, 2019
    A public hospital in Adelaide is tapping into 60,000 years of traditional medicine from Aboriginal healers — also known as Ngangkari — to help treat Indigenous patients. Key points: The traditional practice uses touch, breath and...
  • FLYING CARS READY TO TAKE-OFF IN JAPAN

    - Mar 16, 2019
    For many people, flying cars are constrained to the imaginings of science fiction writers or the daydreams of industrialists like Henry Ford, the founder of Ford Motor Company, who said: “Mark my words: a combination airplane...
  • SCIENTISTS LOOK TO RECREATE DINOSAURS

    - Mar 16, 2019
    Don’t we already know how this movie’s going to end? In a potentially terrifying case of life imitating art, the renowned paleontologist who served as the inspiration for Jurassic Park protagonist Dr. Alan Grant is spearheading genetic research...
  • SHELL SAYS IT CAN BE WORLD’S TOP POWER PRODUCER

    - Mar 16, 2019
    Royal Dutch Shell Plc plans to become the world’s biggest power company within 15 years, a move that suggests it sees climate change as a bigger threat to its business than electricity’s historically weak returns. The world’s...
  • INDIA CANCELS PLANS FOR HUGE COAL POWER STATIONS AS SOLAR ENERGY PRICES HIT RECORD LOW

    - Jan 8, 2019
    India has cancelled plans to build nearly 14 gigawatts of coal-fired power stations – about the same as the total amount in the UK – with the price for solar electricity “free falling” to levels once...
  • INDIA NEARLY HALVES POVERTY

    - Jan 8, 2019
    A new report released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative reveals good news where global poverty alleviation is concerned. According to the 2018 global Multidimensional Poverty Index...
  • CO2 EMISSIONS FROM US POWER PLANTS DOWN 28 %

    - Jan 8, 2019
    U.S. electric power sector carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) have declined 28% since 2005 because of slower electricity demand growth and changes in the mix of fuels used to generate electricity. EIA has calculated that CO2 emissions...
  • CHINA’S POPULATION ‘TO PEAK’ IN 2029

    - Jan 8, 2019
    China’s population will peak in 2029 at 1.44 billion before beginning a period of “unstoppable” decline, a government report says. The China Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) study says the country must implement policies to handle...
  • SCHEME TACKLES DOMESTIC ABUSE IN TAJIKISTAN

    - Oct 31, 2018
    The change in behaviour of Rano Mahmurodova’s husband was nothing short of a “miracle”. Married at 18, the 42-year-old had spent more than two decades being physically and verbally assaulted by her husband, who was fuelled...