Archive for 'April,2013'

Dramatic falls in crime rates across the US and Europe

Dramatic falls in crime rates across the US and Europe

The following hugely encouraging headlines couldn’t help but grab our attention: • US crime rate at lowest point in decades Official FBI and US Department of Justice reports have revealed that the rates of violent crime (murder, rape, robbery and […]

Wealth distribution takes off

Wealth distribution takes off

Head of the Virgin Group, Richard Branson, and his wife Joan have recently signed up for the Giving Pledge. Joining countless US billionaires, Branson is one of the first of the British business elite to publically pledge to commit at […]

Innovative homes to replace shacks in Africa

Innovative homes to replace shacks in Africa

The United Nations estimate that 62% of the urban population in Sub-Saharan Africa lives in slums. Quite apart from the lack of comfort that these rickety self-builds offer, dwellers also have to wait for years for a connection to the […]

Urban roof top farming

Urban roof top farming

Half of the world’s population now lives in cities. The cost of transporting food from rural farms into urban areas can represent up to 90% of the overall margin; meaning that food prices in cities are bumped up beyond the […]

Healing Ibiza Day

Healing Ibiza Day

On Sunday May 5, Healing Ibiza will once again be hosting its magical Healing Day at the beautiful agroturismo Atzaró. For those of you who have not yet had the experience of attending one of these special days here is […]

Art of Living in Ibiza

Art of Living in Ibiza

Art of Living is an international humanitarian and educational non-profit foundation (NGO), created 31 years ago in India by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. It is dedicated to voluntary service through programmes that eliminate stress (breathing techniques, yoga, meditation, nutrition) and […]

A ‘red wine pill’ that could save lives

A ‘red wine pill’ that could save lives

It has been clinically proven that resveratrol, a natural compound found in red wine, can fight cancer, Alzheimer’s and type 2 diabetes. However, before you take this as your cue to rush off to your nearest bar, it must be […]

Being vegetarian contributes to a healthy heart

Being vegetarian contributes to a healthy heart

A recent research study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that a vegetarian diet is beneficial for heart health; reducing the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in Western countries. The study, carried […]

Surgery of the next generation

Surgery of the next generation

Israeli-founded company, www.insightec.com, is the pioneer and global leader in MR guided Focused Ultrasound Surgery (MRgFUS), which offers non-invasive therapeutic alternatives to millions of people with serious diseases around the globe. This innovative outpatient surgical technique employs high-intensity focused ultrasound […]

Spain at the forefront of malaria eradication

Spain at the forefront of malaria eradication

Malaria is a parasitic disease transmitted to humans by mosquitoes of the genus Anopheles, and is responsible for the death of thousands of people each year, many of whom are children, and based mainly in Third World countries. The last […]

Saying Goodbye

Saying Goodbye

The ‘Saying Goodbye’ association was born in Ibiza to help and support those who have lost a loved one. It offers a place for expression and encouragement during the emotional, physical and spiritual process taking place at this painful time, […]

Spain’s competitive tourism

Spain’s competitive tourism

According to the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) 2013 biennial report about tourism and competitiveness published on 7th March, Spain is the world’s fourth most competitive touristic country, behind Switzerland, Germany and Austria, and has risen four places higher since the […]

Collaborative rescue of the rainforest

Collaborative rescue of the rainforest

The Cochabamba Project, established in 2009, is continually gaining respect and popularity as a worthy social investment. It works aside rural communities in Bolivia to establish a new model of community-based reforestation. According to the organisation, “The Bolivian Amazon has […]

Regenerating ecology, economy and society

Regenerating ecology, economy and society

All over the world networks of people are emerging who cooperate to co-create the change we want to see in the world. One example is the network that is growing around Regenerative Agriculture, which is based on working towards that […]

Free energy – where there’s a will there’s a way

Free energy – where there’s a will there’s a way

Linden, a small village in the region of Emmental, in Switzerland, has been the home of Methernitha since the 50’s, a Christian community which has attracted worldwide interest as the creators of the only known machine that generates free energy, […]

Small islands, big achievements

Small islands, big achievements

A small Polynesian territory has been widely praised for setting a world record and creating a new global benchmark for sustainable energy. By installing one of the world’s largest offgrid solar systems, the Pacific island of Tokelau has effortlessly met […]

Wind turbines for producing water

Wind turbines for producing water

After many years of effort, Eolewater, a small 6-person company from the French Alpine area of Saint-Tulle, has achieved its dream: to condense atmospheric water from the wind using wind energy. The company has developed a 30 metre tall wind […]

‘Woman to woman’ – a new initiative

‘Woman to woman’ – a new initiative

The Vicente Ferrer Foundation is a humanist organisation that is based on the philosophy of action. Since its creation in 1969 in India, it has been able to keep up its commitment to eradicate inequality and raise awareness, while involving […]

Google’s secret project ‘X’

Google’s secret project ‘X’

It is being widely rumoured that Google will reveal a Motorola-built ‘X Phone’ and ‘X Tablet’ at its next developer’s conference, which is scheduled for May of this year. It is speculated that this new addition to the Smartphone market, […]