Archive for 'November,2012'

Africa’s Great Green Wall

Africa’s Great Green Wall

The planting of trees and shrubs across Africa has begun in an urgent move to halt the southward spread of the Sahara desert and to rehydrate parched sub-Saharan land. An ambitious project aptly entitled the ‘Great Green Wall’ plans to […]

The success of a company with soul

The success of a company with soul

La Fageda is a Catalan cooperative that emerged in 1982. It produces yogurts; turning over €14 million a year and standing third in the Catalan milk-product market, behind the two huge multinationals Danone and Nestlé. They offer high quality products […]

The past informs the future

The past informs the future

The National Ice Core Lab (NICL) in Denver, Colorado, is a reputedly first-rate research facility that was established nearly two decades ago. It is here that climate scientists store and study ice cores extracted from the polar regions of the […]

Internet sector employment grows

Internet sector employment grows

The Internet is becoming a more solid source of economic growth. According to a report on the Internet Economy, recently published by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), in 2011 internet-based companies globally increased their number of employees […]

UK officially recognises Steiner education

UK officially recognises Steiner education

The first Steiner school opened in Germany almost a century ago. Since then, the network has grown to over 1,000 Steiner schools worldwide; forming the largest group of independent non-denominational private schools in the world. Based on an educational model […]

Animals leading by example

Animals leading by example

The animal kingdom is often a source of great inspiration for us mere mortals. The two stories below serve as fine examples of unconditional friendship and kindness defying all social expectations and boundaries of reason – in both cases, to […]

Water beds for cows

Water beds for cows

Crazy though it may sound, many dairy farmers have taken to furnishing their cows with water beds. “You make them happy, they’ll make you happy,” explained one such farmer in Ohio. He reports that when the water beds were initially […]

The largest flightless stick insect in the world

The largest flightless stick insect in the world

On Lord Howe Island, off Australia in the South Pacific, there lived a stick insect; a creature masquerading as a piece of wood. However, this was no ordinary stick insect. The Lord Howe Island version was so large – as […]

3 space mice defy ageing

3 space mice defy ageing

Earlier this year, three mice returned to Earth after 91 days at the International Space Station. Studying the mice will hopefully help us to understand the effect of space travel on humans. It was found that the thyroid follicles of […]

SOS country villages

SOS country villages

During the past month of October, a French public TV station began promoting a very important cause: ‘SOS Villages’. The object of this initiative is to help revitalise small villages, by putting people who would like to sell their business […]

Informative conference on MMS in Ibiza

Informative conference on MMS in Ibiza

On the 24th of October, Andreas Kalcker offered a free conference in Ibiza on The Master Mineral Solution – MMS. Mr Kalcker is an expert on parasites and health cures and is taking this MMS conference on tour to countries […]

Nifty household designs

Nifty household designs

30 semi-finalists, from 5 continents, were selected to compete for a place in the final of Electrolux Design Lab 2012. Over 20 countries were represented and, from these, 10 designers chosen to compete in the final held in Milan, Italy, […]

DID YOU KNOW THAT…?  There are meteo-sensitive people?

DID YOU KNOW THAT…? There are meteo-sensitive people?

By Jovi Esteve ((Meteorologist for Ràdio 9. RTVV) Does the arm that you broke as a child still hurt? Does the scar from your operation two years ago still feel funny? Do you feel euphoria for no particular reason? Do […]