Archive for 'September,2014'

Towards the world’s largest marine sanctuary

Towards the world’s largest marine sanctuary

The idea of creating a vast global marine sanctuary is today closer to becoming a reality thanks to the proposal of the United States’ president, Barak Obama, to greatly expand the size of a US marine reserve called the Pacific […]

Brazil stand by their tribes people

Brazil stand by their tribes people

Brazil is hitting the headlines for protecting one of the world’s most endangered tribes from extinction. For more than half a century, the Awá tribe have endured encroachment on their territory; and with it an onslaught of disease and violence. […]

Energy Shifts Down Under

Energy Shifts Down Under

In July the UK’s Guardian Newspaper reported that Australia may see solar power being a workable and affordable possibility for big cities as early as 2018. Additionally, Australia’s CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) reported that by 2040 electricity […]

International cheap coach travel from Spain

International cheap coach travel from Spain

Thanks to English company, Megabus, Spain has seen the arrival of low-cost coach services this summer, with prices starting from as little as €1. The first return journey, Barcelona-Toulouse-Paris, was launched last 8th July. Following the initiative’s great success, the […]

The waste-free supermarket

The waste-free supermarket

Last July, Germany’s capital, Berlin, unveiled a new concept supermarket, called Original Unverpackt (Original Unpacked). It sells the same type of products as regular supermarkets but in bulk bins and not in the disposable plastic and cardboard packages typical of […]

A record €160 million pledged to protect the Amazon

A record €160 million pledged to protect the Amazon

According to Brazil’s Ministry of the Environment, the Amazon rainforest is not only home to many indigenous tribes, but also boasts between 10-15% of the world’s known species. As such, it is only fitting that the world’s biggest rainforest has […]

Paris in favour of electric buses

Paris in favour of electric buses

RATP, the company in charge of managing Paris’s transport system, has committed to converting its fleet of buses. The aim is to make 80% of the city’s municipal buses 100% electric by the year 2025. In addition, RATP intends to […]

Madrid promotes public rental of electric bicycles

Madrid promotes public rental of electric bicycles

To coincide with the arrival of the hot weather, Madrid city council launched “BiciMAD” this summer, a new and innovative public bicycle rental system which will promote the use of this mode of transport in the Spanish capital. Although many […]

Britain’s urban rivers cleanest in 20 years

Britain’s urban rivers cleanest in 20 years

According to scientists from Cardiff University, Britain’s urban rivers are the cleanest they’ve been in over 20 years. This news is all the more surprising considering that climate change has pushed up the rivers’ temperatures. An extensive 21-year study of […]

Internet to bridge the digital divide

Internet to bridge the digital divide

The promoters of the project O3b (Other 3 billion) have eight communications satellites in orbit aiming to bridge the digital divide between North and South, which will open up information to 3,000 million people living in the poorest areas of […]

Nature, the best medicine

Nature, the best medicine

Recent research suggests that memory and concentration improve about 20% after only one hour of interaction with nature. Experiments have been conducted with mice given Mycobacterium vaccae, a bacteria that is naturally in the ground and that we inhale every […]

The Ibiza Spirit Festival

The Ibiza Spirit Festival

On Sunday 5th October, the beautiful agroturismo Atzaró is hosting the Ibiza Spirit Festival – a magical day of inspiration and celebration. This is a wonderful opportunity for the people of Ibiza to share in the joy of our true […]

New high speed train from Paris to Barcelona

New high speed train from Paris to Barcelona

Many have been enjoying the new super-fast train link between Barcelona and Paris which launched earlier this year. The mighty double-decker train glides along at a maximum speed of around 275 km per hour. The full journey takes six hours […]

Bolivia free of illiteracy

Bolivia free of illiteracy

Last July, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) declared Bolivia a country free of illiteracy, after validating the rate presented by the Bolivian government, which currently stands at 3.8%. Internationally, all countries achieving a rate lower than […]

Social currency ECO gains support in Ibiza

Social currency ECO gains support in Ibiza

In Ibiza we have an alternative currency, the ECO, which is becoming increasingly popular. Did you know that in some of the shops and businesses on our island it is possible to pay for goods in ECOs? Currently there are […]

The new economy

The new economy

Let’s ask the question; what kind of society do we want? Because according to leading economists, if we can determine the kind of world we want to live in, we could work out the economic model that will get us […]

Dealing with Fear

Dealing with Fear

One of the most common human emotions is fear. In some cases fear can be a very natural and helpful emotion. However, our society’s anxiety over money, work, and the future in general, is one of the leading causes of […]

Towards a “Ibero-American Erasmus”

Towards a “Ibero-American Erasmus”

Since 1987, the Erasmus programme of the European Union has been promoting European identity and knowledge sharing between universities of ​​our continent through the exchange of students, lecturers and researchers. Inspired by this model, the Latin-American General Secretary, Rebeca Grynspan, […]

Saving 400 chinchillas

Saving 400 chinchillas

The creator of ‘The Simpsons’, Sam Simon, is also a stalwart animal rights activist. In response to a People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) investigation uncovering substandard living conditions and inhumane animal treatment at the Adams Valley View […]