Archive for 'October,2014'

Oil exploration stopped in Africa’s oldest National Park

Oil exploration stopped in Africa’s oldest National Park

The British oil company Soco International has agreed to end its oil exploration activities in the Virunga National Park located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Under pressure from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Soco has stated that […]

Scientists create a ‘self-healing’ plastic

Scientists create a ‘self-healing’ plastic

Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a new plastic that can actually heal itself. They believe that this will one day allow a wide range of devices – from cracked mobile phone screens to meteor-battered space probes – […]

It’s official – positive news benefits us all!

It’s official – positive news benefits us all!

We knew it all along – now it’s been proven! Recent studies have confirmed that good news is powerful not just for the consumer but society as a whole as it can have a strong positive psychological and social impact. […]

A massive ocean is discovered in the Earth’s core

A massive ocean is discovered in the Earth’s core

A reservoir of water three times the volume of all the oceans has been discovered deep beneath the Earth’s surface, and scientists suggest that this may explain where Earth’s seas came from. The water is hidden inside a blue rock […]

Melbourne – the best place to live

Melbourne – the best place to live

The Economist has named Melbourne, a city in the south-eastern part of Australia, as the most liveable city in the world for the fourth year running. Following behind Melbourne in this order are Vienna, Vancouver, Toronto, Adelaide, Calgary, Sydney, Helsinki, […]

Significant international support for Alianza Mar Blava

Significant international support for Alianza Mar Blava

Prestigious Swiss environmental organisation, Ocean Care, a UN special consultant in marine environment protection, joined Alianza Mar Blava (Blue Sea Alliance) last August, to combine forces against oil exploration in the Balearics. Ocean Care has collected over 200,000 signatures from […]

Salt water-fuelled sports car

Salt water-fuelled sports car

A car that is fuelled by salt water debuted at Geneva’s 2014 Motor Show. The Quant e-Sportlimousine reaches 0-62 mph (100 km/h) in 2.8 seconds with a top speed of 350km/h, and it owes its outstanding performance to NanoFlowcell technology. […]

New California law bans disposable plastic bags

New California law bans disposable plastic bags

On 1st July, 2015, California will become the first state to ban the use of disposable plastic bags. Several US cities and counties already have such laws in place, but this will be the first time that an entire state […]

Free online university courses are growing

Free online university courses are growing

A rapidly expanding trend in higher education is called Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). These are university level teachings that are open to all and available free online. Completing these courses does not give you credits toward a university degree, […]

Great success of P|Art’s charity auction

Great success of P|Art’s charity auction

On Saturday 13th September, the art gallery P|Art held a charity auction entitled ‘A drop in the ocean’. The event served to raise funds for APNEEF (Association of People with Special Needs in Ibiza and Formentera), a local NGO which […]

The Ibiza Spirit Festival

The Ibiza Spirit Festival

On Sunday 5th October, the beautiful agroturismo Atzaró will host the Ibiza Spirit Festival – “a magical day of inspiration and celebration”. Amazing events will be happening all day from the opening ceremony at 11:30 right through the sunset at […]

Scottish film festival shakes up social change

Scottish film festival shakes up social change

“A good film will use all the tools at its disposal to reawaken us intellectually, emotionally and aesthetically,” says Simon Bateson, the artistic director and founder of the Take One Action Festival – a two-week event held between Glasgow and […]