Archive for 'July,2015'

Norway’s progressive prison system

Norway’s progressive prison system

About 75 kilometres off the coast of Oslo in Norway is an island that is home to 120 criminals, including some of the country’s most dangerous who have been convicted of crimes such as murder and rape. Yet there are […]

Urban in Ibiza

Urban in Ibiza

At Atzaró on August 6th Urban In Ibiza returns next month for its 7th successful year, bringing an explosive mix of art, fashion and music to the magnificent surroundings of Atzaró. This year’s event kicks off at 19:00 and promises […]

Conference on ecological culture in Ibiza

Conference on ecological culture in Ibiza

  Is it possible to move towards an ecological Ibiza that fully respects our beautiful natural environment? Those interested in this subject can attend the island’s first Conference on Ecological Culture and Environmental Sustainability, “ECOAMA IBIZA, AMOR A LA ECOLOGIA” […]

Progress for girls in Saudi Arabia

Progress for girls in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s public schools, like most of its institutions, are segregated by gender, and until recently only the boys have been allowed to play sports. Change comes slowly in this desert kingdom, but a new ruling has finally allowed girls […]

Cairn Energy abandons search for oil near Ibiza

Cairn Energy abandons search for oil near Ibiza

It was recently announced by Alianza Mar Blava that Cairn Energy has signed a legal document officially renouncing their permits to explore for fossil fuels in the Gulf of Valencia. The company said that despite having invested a total of […]

A hope-filled revolution in Spanish politics

A hope-filled revolution in Spanish politics

After the municipal elections of May 24, the map of political power in Spanish cities has experienced a real turnaround. On June 13, over 8,100 councils were constituted throughout Spain resulting in a political panorama that can only be defined […]

An electric car for handicapped

An electric car for handicapped

A woman with disabilities has invented an electric car built especially for wheelchair users which allows them to get in and drive without leaving their wheelchair. The Kenguru was developed by Stacy Zoern, a wheelchair user herself , who wanted […]

Seeing the benefits of sunshine

Seeing the benefits of sunshine

Government health departments have been warning us about the dangers of sunlight for decades, but new research is starting to change their tune. Even in countries like the UK which get minimal sunshine, people have been told each summer to […]

Watermelon, the summer fruit

Watermelon, the summer fruit

In the summer your body requires a greater intake of water and minerals than in other seasons, as the heat dehydrates you and drains away vital nutrients. The answer is to drink more water and eat more fresh fruit. Watermelon […]

A step in the right direction

A step in the right direction

A 15 year old has found an ingenious way to harness electricity for free that could potentially power small devices like mobile phones. Filipino teenager, Angelo Casimiro, has invented a special kind of shoe that can generate electricity simply by […]

Free yoga for workers in India

Free yoga for workers in India

Yoga classes will be offered for free to around three million civil servants in India in a bid to help them relax, get healthy and be more productive. By introducing the country’s 2,000 year old discipline into daily working life […]

Older citizens are becoming more active

Older citizens are becoming more active

‘Active Ageing’ is a concept developed by the EU to measure the general well-being of older people and their performance within society as a whole. The Active Ageing Index Report is a record of how much these senior citizens contribute […]

Israeli mothers gather to demand peace

Israeli mothers gather to demand peace

Amid chants of “1, 2, 3, 4, we don’t want any more war!” over 5,000 mothers from across Israel gathered in front of the Knesset (Parliament) to demand the resumption of peace negotiations with Palestinian leaders. Lily Weisberger, who helped […]

Social Media helps the homeless

Social Media helps the homeless

A new social media campaign aims to put homeless people back in touch with their loved ones in the hope of finding them permanent shelter from the streets. Kevin Adler, founder of the media company NearShot, believes that one way […]

Solar bike lane to bring change in South Korea

Solar bike lane to bring change in South Korea

South Korea has come up with an ingenious double-barrelled solution to help the environment by building a 32 km bike lane that actually generates power for nearby areas. Covered by a solar panel, which harnesses energy as well as providing […]

China to ban water-polluting factories

China to ban water-polluting factories

China seems willing at last to combat the severe pollution of its water supply, the result of decades of uncontrolled industrial development which have led to the contamination of up to 60% of the country’s ground water. It seems now […]

Hope for the endangered Monarch butterfly

Hope for the endangered Monarch butterfly

Butterfly lovers are heaving a sigh of relief as steps to protect the endangered Monarch species are proving successful. Every year these butterflies migrate 4,500 km from Colorado in the US, to hibernate in the forests of central Mexico. Over […]