Archive for 'October,2015'

EU countries are allowed to ban all GM Crops

EU countries are allowed to ban all GM Crops

Scotland and Germany have become the first countries to use a new EU directive that allows them to completely ban genetically modified (GM or GMO) crops within their borders. Under the old rules the EU decided which GM crops would […]

CEO shares success with his employees

CEO shares success with his employees

In a shining example of sharing success with the team that helped you get there, the owner of an online food ordering company has changed the lives of his employees forever with a staggering €220,000 payout for each and every […]

The Mar Blava Alliance launches a new no-drilling-for-oil campaign

The Mar Blava Alliance launches a new no-drilling-for-oil campaign

The Mar Blava Alliance has begun a new campaign to stop the drilling for oil in our seas – a threat which this time takes the shape of a giant project by the Norwegian company Spectrum Geo Limited. This company […]

US city sues Monsanto over contamination

US city sues Monsanto over contamination

The US city of Spokane in the state of Washington is suing the international agrochemical giant Monsanto for the pollution of the Spokane River. The lawsuit was filed in US Federal Court alleging that the company continued to sell chemicals […]

China reduces emissions

China reduces emissions

China has shown the rest of the world that it is dedicated to reducing emissions with the news that, for the first time in decades, its levels of carbon dioxide fell in 2014.The country has significantly reduced its domestic coal […]

People rise up to help refugees

People rise up to help refugees

It is heartening to see that even the darkest moments of human experience can inspire some of the most beautiful and selfless acts of charity, kindness and tolerance. Whilst the governments of many wealthy countries continue to bicker over how […]

A 3D Printed Bridge

A 3D Printed Bridge

A new bridge is being planned in Amsterdam which will be constructed by robots that will utilize 3D printing technology. The project will be managed by Heijmans, the Dutch company responsible for building the solar roadway and other revolutionary projects […]

The success of decriminalization in Portugal

The success of decriminalization in Portugal

In 2001, the Portuguese government gave up trying to fight a ‘war’ against drugs and decided instead to decriminalize them. The results have been remarkably positive. The background of this story began in 1974, when the dictatorship that had isolated […]

An app that walks you home

An app that walks you home

Thousands of people around the world are now using a free personal-safety mobile app that allows friends to walk you home at night. It’s called the Companion app, and it was created by five students at the University of Michigan […]

‘Wistla’: a new app for connecting people

‘Wistla’: a new app for connecting people

A new app that aims to revolutionise the way we connect with each other will soon be launched here on Ibiza. ‘Wistla’ was created to make it easy for people to find and take part in the interesting events that […]

A business that helps Ibiza’s environment

A business that helps Ibiza’s environment

Businesses putting their corporate responsibility at the forefront is something that is on the increase worldwide, and that includes a new initiative happening called ‘Ibiza Feels’. Their business model is an excellent example of how companies can combine making numbers […]

Farewell to an historic Ibiza shop

Farewell to an historic Ibiza shop

Back in 1990, Ibiza was hungry for change. Ideas about ecology, spirituality and alternative lifestyles were in the air. It was probably the right moment for Maria Aurora Serra to open a little shop called ‘Peppermint’ which soon became the […]

Facebook co-founder gives millions to the poor

Facebook co-founder gives millions to the poor

One of the owners of Facebook has pledged to give over €22 million to the poorest people in the world. He is doing it through an enterprise called GiveDirectly which ensures that the money is sent directly to the poor […]

British embassy reopens in Iran

British embassy reopens in Iran

A milestone in the rebuilding of international relationships in the Middle East occurred when the British embassy in Tehran reopened after a four year absence. This came just weeks after Iran agreed to a deal with the US, UK and […]

No more fillings

No more fillings

Great news for people who loathe the discomfort of going to the dentist – a new pain-free filling has been invented which eliminates the need for drilling or injections. Developed by scientists at King’s College London, this revolutionary new technique […]

Shamanic encyclopaedia to preserve ancient knowledge

Shamanic encyclopaedia to preserve ancient knowledge

Shamans of the Matsés tribe in the Amazon have compiled a detailed 500 page encyclopaedia of their indigenous medicine. This ancient wisdom is traditionally passed down from generation to generation by word of mouth, so this written record is thought […]

Ecuador sets a world record for reforestation

Ecuador sets a world record for reforestation

In a Herculean effort, over 44,000 volunteers came together recently in Ecuador to take part in the biggest single day of reforestation ever recorded. Well over 6000 trees along with 220 different plant species were planted on 5000 acres of […]

Climate engineering gives hope for coral reefs

Climate engineering gives hope for coral reefs

A study published recently in the journal ‘Natural Climate Change’ announced a possible solution to help coral reefs – one of the ecosystems most damaged by climate change. Climate scientists say that by the middle of this century, despite ambitions […]