Archive for 'September,2013'

178 nations rally to protect critically endangered sharks

178 nations rally to protect critically endangered sharks

Millions of sharks will be saved each year thanks to an international agreement affording five types of shark species extra protection. Around 100 million sharks are killed by humans every year, contributing to significant drops in species populations. In response […]

New wind power may be less expensive than coal

New wind power may be less expensive than coal

According to the latest research from Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the most economical source for generating new electric energy in Australia is neither coal nor natural gas… it is wind power. Not only that, but this study also showed that […]

Solidarity initiatives in Ibiza’s tourism sector

Solidarity initiatives in Ibiza’s tourism sector

IBIZA – It is widely felt that businesses should serve as examples to society. Moreover, whenever businesses take advantage of their social position to work towards good causes, we should duly congratulate them. It is a fact that there are […]

Ethical banking set to rise in UK

Ethical banking set to rise in UK

New legislation from September 2013 states that banks in the UK are required to complete account switches within a maximum of seven days – a great improvement on the present status quo that leaves customers waiting for anything up to […]

Scotland lends a hand to those less fortunate

Scotland lends a hand to those less fortunate

Earlier this year, Scotland became the second nation in the world, after Wales, to be awarded ‘Fairtrade nation’ status. International Development Minister, Humza Yousaf, said of this achievement: “We can all help through daily decisions about what we buy – […]

Seeing clearly

Seeing clearly

New retinal implants give vision to blind patients. The Alpha IMS system, developed by researchers at the University of Tübingen, Germany, is a new retinal implant showing a lot of promise in the struggle to combat blindness. Via electrodes placed […]

Cancer research moving in the right direction

Cancer research moving in the right direction

There was a time, not so very long ago, when official medical data alluding to the fact that chemotherapy was not necessarily the only answer, would never have seen the light of day. This is changing… Researchers were especially heartened […]

Holistic proposal to heal Ibiza’s earth and sea

Holistic proposal to heal Ibiza’s earth and sea

More and more people are awakening to the reality that human beings are part of Nature, and that by caring for her, we care for ourselves. Plants, animals and all living beings have a mes- sage of love and unity […]

The Ibiza Spirit Festival

The Ibiza Spirit Festival

The first Ibiza Spirit Festival will be happening at the Casita Verde Ecocenter on Saturday September 21. This event was created as an opportunity for the conscious community of Ibiza to come together as One in a celebration of how […]

United by Music

United by Music

Two heavy metal bands, one Israeli: Orphaned Land, and the other Palestinian: Khalas, have united to carry out an 18-concert European tour during October and November of this year. In statements to the British newspaper, The Guardian, the leader of […]

Meditation comes to the Silicon Valley

Meditation comes to the Silicon Valley

California’s Silicon Valley is at the very heart of the high tech culture which prides itself on being goal-oriented, data-driven, and highly materialistic…. yet things are changing. The entrepreneurs and engineers of the major tech companies have realized how hard […]

Did you know that…?

Did you know that…?

Scientists from Texas and Marburg universities are developing technology to desalinate seawater that requires less energy and is a lot cheaper than current methods, thanks to what is called a ‘water chip’. New research from Alberta University shows that children […]

Appeal from local resident

Appeal from local resident

We recently received this email from a reader that outlines her commendable overseas charity work, and how you as readers may be able to help her cause: Hello de Todo en Ibiza y Formentera, I’m writing to tell you of […]

Long-distance kissing

Long-distance kissing

Dr. Hooman Samani, a researcher in robotics and artificial intelligence at the Keio-NUS LINDO Centre, in cooperation with the National University of Singapur (NUS) and Keio University in Japan, has created a novelty device which allows kisses to be sent […]

UNESCO creates new World Heritage sites

UNESCO creates new World Heritage sites

UNESCO’s (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) World Heritage Committee held its thirty seventh session between the 16th and 27th June in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. During this session, 19 new sites were added to the World […]

Powdered water offers miracle defence against drought and famine

Powdered water offers miracle defence against drought and famine

A powder called Solid Rain could be the miracle that farmers in arid countries have been waiting for… The powder, which looks like sugar, is made of an absorbent material called potassium polyacrylate. This polymer is capable of soaking in […]

Living without money… by choice

Living without money… by choice

A family of three in Berlin have been living practically cash-free for more than two years. However, you may be surprised to hear that they took this route out of desire, not need. Their reasoning is simple: they are on […]

Ist Junior SUP Championship in Ibiza

Ist Junior SUP Championship in Ibiza

On Sunday 8th September, between 10am and 2pm, the first edition of the championship: ‘Ibiza Junior SUP (Stand Up Paddle Board) Magic Challenge 2103’ will take place in Playa d’en Bossa, led by the pioneering talents of the ‘SUP Club […]

Generous to his elderly neighbours

Generous to his elderly neighbours

David Kirch is a 76-year-old British millionaire who has become famous in the United Kingdom thanks to his generous and altruistic decision to leave his entire fortune, valued at around €117 million, to the elderly people of Jersey, where he […]