Archive for 'September,2015'

Huge donation to the environment by DiCaprio

Huge donation to the environment by DiCaprio

He’s becoming better known as a campaigner for saving the planet than a Hollywood actor, and Leonardo DiCaprio’s latest gesture has shown he’s not afraid to put his money where his mouth is. The star of ‘Titanic’ has pledged to […]

The Ibiza Spirit Festival

The Ibiza Spirit Festival

On Sunday 4 October, agroturismo Atzaró is once again hosting the IBIZA SPIRIT FESTIVAL “a magical day of inspiration and celebration”. The Festival celebrates Ibiza’s special energy with beautiful events that will be happening all day from the opening at […]

Pope Francis tried coca leaves on Bolivia visit

Pope Francis tried coca leaves on Bolivia visit

On his recent trip to Bolivia Pope Francis joined with the indigenous people in their custom of chewing coca leaves – the natural source of cocaine. Chewing these small leaves gives users a lift, and also helps with muscular pain […]

Meditation at school sees dramatic results

Meditation at school sees dramatic results

Using the power of meditation has led to a remarkable turnaround for the students at a school in northern California. Mandatory ‘Quiet Time’ periods were introduced to help with problems at the Visitacion Valley School, which is located in a […]

Using technology to plant new forests

Using technology to plant new forests

A former NASA engineer is heading up a plan that uses the newest technology to counteract industrial scale deforestation by means of “industrial scale reforestation”. The system will use high-tech drones that can fly two or three metres above the […]

Ibiza says No to crude reality show

Ibiza says No to crude reality show

The people of Ibiza mobilized once again to stop something harmful to our island. This time it was to prevent MTV from filming their “reality show” Ibiza Shore on Ibiza. Following the success of Jersey Shore in the US, and […]

Three solar panel parks for Ibiza

Three solar panel parks for Ibiza

The Council of Ibiza has given the go ahead for three large photovoltaic solar fields: one in Cala de Bou, another in San Rafael and a third in San Juan. This will entail the installation of 35,600 solar panels in […]

France makes green roofs compulsory

France makes green roofs compulsory

France has recently issued a decree that the roofs of all new buildings in the country’s commercial zones must be covered with either plants or solar panels. Green roofs such as these have many ecological and practical advantages. Plant-covered roofs […]

‘Pay it forward’ changes a city

‘Pay it forward’ changes a city

People in the US city of Philadelphia have shown great generosity with the success of a ‘pay it forward’ scheme to feed their fellow citizens. Rosa’s Pizza gives its customers the opportunity to pre-pay for a slice of pizza that […]

Life-saving device for only 17 euros

Life-saving device for only 17 euros

A simple inexpensive gadget could save the lives of thousands of new mums all over the world. The Microlife Vital Signs Alert (VSA) runs on a mobile phone charger, is easy to use and could potentially save around 70,000 lives […]

Tesla superchargers reach Spain

Tesla superchargers reach Spain

With the launch of the station in Girona, Tesla has opened its first supercharger electric car charge point in Spain. Located in the Costa Brava and made up of four 120 kW charging points, the station will allow an 80% […]

Ibiza art auction in aid of APNEEF

Ibiza art auction in aid of APNEEF

Saturday, 19 September, is the date for a prestigious art auction at P|Art Gallery. The purpose is to aid the local charity APNEEF, which is dedicated to helping young people with special needs on the islands of Ibiza and Formentera. […]

Wake Up Ibiza Festival

Wake Up Ibiza Festival

On Thursday, 10 September, from 15:00 until midnight the Benimussa Park near San Antonio will host the Wake Up Ibiza Festival for the second time this summer. The festival intends to create an atmosphere of healing and higher consciousness with […]

Eating less meat could help the world

Eating less meat could help the world

A report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), states that a global shift towards eating less meat can be important for the world’s survival. According to professor Edgar Hertwich, products of animal origin cause very harmful environmental damage that […]

An end to mother-child HIV transmission in Cuba

An end to mother-child HIV transmission in Cuba

Cuba has become the world’s first country to practically eradicate mother-child HIV transmission, according to a recent announcement from the World Health Organisation (WHO). Director general Margaret Chan commended Cuba’s enormous achievement, particularly as it comes from one of the […]

Elon Musk builds an alternative “Un-School”

Elon Musk builds an alternative “Un-School”

Inventor and entrepreneur Elon Musk has built an alternative school that is based on the concept of “un-schooling”. Musk is the CEO of SpaceX, Tesla Motors and SolarCity. He is also a co-founder of PayPal. His own experience in school […]

Berlin makes rent cap a reality

Berlin makes rent cap a reality

In a bid to put the brakes on some of the fastest rising rents in Europe, Berlin has become the first city in Germany to enforce rent-control laws that protect all tenants. Landlords in the capital are now barred from […]

Japan’s floating solar stations

Japan’s floating solar stations

As a result of Japan’s nuclear disaster, solar power is fast becoming the favourite form of sustainable energy in that country. Their aim is to double the amount of renewable energy output by 2030, and a large part of that […]

Undercover colours

Undercover colours

A pioneering new nail polish has been invented by four university students using their ingenuity and creativity to help protect women against date rape. The result has been an easy to use preventative measure. Combining their knowledge of chemistry and […]