Archive for 'December,2014'

Good news about containing Ebola

Good news about containing Ebola

The Ebola epidemic that has ravaged some parts of West Africa appears to be under control in some of those nations. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) the outbreak in Nigeria is officially over, as that the country has […]

Spanish technology used for British winds

Spanish technology used for British winds

The strong winds which often stir the British seas are inspiring a new green energy revolution in the United Kingdom – the development of offshore wind farms. The Spanish multinational energy company Iberdrola is actively contributing to this revolution. Recently […]

EU to cut emissions by 40%

EU to cut emissions by 40%

Heralding some major good news for the future of our planet, the EU has agreed to cut carbon emissions by 40% by the year 2030. This target has been labelled as “an ambitious signal” to the rest of the world […]

Graphene: the material of the future

Graphene: the material of the future

Graphene is a form of carbon that is only one single atom thick. It is the thinnest material known to exist, yet it is incredibly flexible, strong and a powerful conductor of both heat and electricity. Studies at the American […]

The world’s highest urban cable car

The world’s highest urban cable car

Earlier this year, in La Paz, Bolivia, the second line of what has become the highest urban cable car in the world was opened, joining various neighbourhoods of the Bolivian capital with the neighbouring city of El Alto. The cable […]

The US and China reach a potentially historic agreement on pollution

The US and China reach a potentially historic agreement on pollution

In a surprise move President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping issued a joint statement on 12th November in Beijing saying that they had reached an agreement to attempt to reduce carbon emissions. As part of the agreement, Mr Obama […]

Progressive education in Finland

Progressive education in Finland

Students from Finland achieve consistently higher scores in math, science and reading compared to those from other countries. This is puzzling to international educators, because the Finnish system goes against the tide of the conventional standard known as the “global […]

Paralysed man walks again after pioneering surgery

Paralysed man walks again after pioneering surgery

A man who was completely paralysed from the waist down can walk again after a surgical breakthrough which offers hope to millions of people who are disabled by spinal cord injuries. The patient, 38-year-old Darek Fidyka, suffered his injury four […]

India bans import of animal-tested products

India bans import of animal-tested products

The Indian branch of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA India) has scored a major victory in its efforts to protect animals. It is a sad reality that every year millions of animals suffer and die as the […]

France fights planned obsolescence

France fights planned obsolescence

Many of the products that we purchase, especially household appliances, have been manipulated by their manufacturers to shorten their life spans and/or not be easily reparable. These include such items as washing machines, refrigerators, coffee machines, mobile phones… just about […]

Japan’s maglev bullet train

Japan’s maglev bullet train

Japan has always been a world leader in high-speed train technology, and now they are taking this to the next level with maglev (magnetic levitation) bullet trains. The Japanese were the first to deploy high-speed rail trains when they inaugurated […]

DiCaprio becomes Messenger of Peace

DiCaprio becomes Messenger of Peace

Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio has been honoured with the title of U.N. Messenger of Peace as a result of his effort and generous donations supporting the protection of marine life and the world’s oceans. The Wolf of Wall Street actor […]

Green roofs in Copenhagen

Green roofs in Copenhagen

Starting this year, the roofs of the houses in Denmark, Copenhagen, will become increasingly greener, thanks to a new municipal law stating that all new city roofs must have some kind of vegetation. It is hoped that the new “green” […]

The Vicente Ferrer Foundation comes to Ibiza

The Vicente Ferrer Foundation comes to Ibiza

Moncho Ferrer is continuing the humanitarian work that his father began as the founder of the Vicente Ferrer Foundation, which since 1969 has created important projects for social integration in the Anantapur region of southern India. Last October Moncho visited […]

The incredible inflatable incubator

The incredible inflatable incubator

An inflatable incubator invented by a university student, and praised by neonatal experts, could save the lives of countless babies in the developing world and during times of crises. Inspired by a TV documentary about Syrian refugees, James Roberts has […]

India appoints Yoga Minister

India appoints Yoga Minister

Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India has created in his cabinet the position of Minister of Yoga. Mr Modi, a strict vegetarian and yogi himself, assigned the former Tourism Minister Shripad Yesso Naik to head the new Department of Ayurveda, […]

Irene de Andrés, an Ibiza artist in Helsinki

Irene de Andrés, an Ibiza artist in Helsinki

The travelling exhibition called ‘Tabula Rasa’ that features the works of 20 Balearic artists was recently on display at the Muu Gallery and the Muu Cable building in Helsinki, Finland. This showcase included the work of Irene de Andrés, an […]

Beware, Christmas is coming!

Beware, Christmas is coming!

When we hear, read or say the word CHRISTMAS, a whole group of images come to mind: parties, family, shopping, the Christmas tree, gifts… and much, much, much food, drinks and sweets. There are three types of reactions: people who […]

Casita Verde news

Casita Verde news

Special offer by popular demand: Casita Verde offers a 3 day rocket stove workshop on Wednesday 10th, Thursday 11th and Friday 12th of December. Learn the principles of rocket stove science and experience them at work in many different sizes […]