Archive for 'February,2016'

Protection for whales & dolphins may stop oil prospecting in the Balearics

Protection for whales & dolphins may stop oil prospecting in the Balearics

It appears that the ghost of oil prospecting in the Spanish Mediterranean is slowly beginning to fade. In response to an EU backed proposition by the Balearic Government, the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture and Environment recently confirmed that it will […]

Walls of kindness in Iran

Walls of kindness in Iran

The generosity of the human heart is beautifully displayed by the ‘walls of kindness’ that have recently begun to spring up across several cities in Iran. The first wall of kindness was said to have appeared in the northeastern city […]

Gender equality education for refugees

Gender equality education for refugees

When he first arrived in Norway, Abdu Osman Kelifa, a Muslim asylum seeker from Eritrea in Africa, was shocked to see women in skimpy clothes drinking alcohol and kissing in public. He said that back home only prostitutes act like […]

Refugees in Berlin find a strange new home

Refugees in Berlin find a strange new home

A building in East Berlin that once struck fear into the hearts of the hardest men and women, has been transformed into a place of human hope. It was formerly the headquarters of the hated Stasi Secret Police, but now […]

A new era for Spanish politics

A new era for Spanish politics

During the past year the political landscape in Spain has undergone a massive upheaval. For over 30 years the country has been governed by either the Socialist Party (PSOE) or the People’s Party (PP), but that two-party dominance appears to […]

Barcelona’s markets go organic

Barcelona’s markets go organic

Barcelona is planning for 64% of its local markets to go organic by turning 25 of its 39 local markets into green markets. It also aims to reinstate the traditional role of these markets as the place to buy local […]

African refugee immigrant is a big lottery winner

African refugee immigrant is a big lottery winner

Sometimes good fortune smiles on those who really, really need it. One such example is a Senegalese man who had absolutely nothing… until winning €400,000 in the recent Spanish Christmas lottery. His name is Ngame, and he arrived in Almeria, […]

A machine to reduce electricity bills by 80%!

A machine to reduce electricity bills by 80%!

The Spanish newspaper ABC has published an article about a company (Instalaciones y Mantenimientos Díaz) based in Andalucia that produces an “energy saver” machine called Génesys. They claim that this machine reduces electricity bills by around 80% whilst also adding […]

Plants that heal your lungs

Plants that heal your lungs

Dealing with the coughs and colds that come with winter can be quite a challenge. Antibiotics are of no use because they only attack bacterial infections, and are powerless against the viruses that cause colds. Most cold remedies only lessen […]

Buses with no drivers

Buses with no drivers

In one of the first ever trials on public roads, two driverless buses carrying up to 9 passengers will soon begin to operate in the town of Sion, located in the canton of Valais, Switzerland. The buses are set to […]

Turning ocean trash into running shoes

Turning ocean trash into running shoes

Adidas, one of the world’s leading sportswear brands, is taking positive steps towards cleaning our oceans by producing useful products with the debris that it collects from the sea. Just a few months after unveiling the first ever trainer made […]

Ibiza2Love – connecting to the real Ibiza

Ibiza2Love – connecting to the real Ibiza

Ibiza2Love is a new online portal that connects both residents and tourists to the more alternative side of the island: arts, crafts, healing, well-being and more. Most people who come here (and many residents) do not know how to access […]