Archive for 'May,2016'

Iceland cancels whale hunt

Iceland cancels whale hunt

A planned hunt of fin whales, the second largest animal on our planet, has been called off thanks to Greenpeace and animal activists who have been campaigning tirelessly against these killing trips for years. Growing up to 27 meters in […]

Four dollar smart phone

Four dollar smart phone

Who would have thought that one day we’d be able to buy a smartphone for less than the cost of a glass of wine? Priced at about $4 (€3.50), an Indian company has launched what’s thought to be the least […]

Cups become trees

Cups become trees

Taking the process of recycling a big and rather beautiful step further, a Californian company has come up with a biodegradable coffee cup embedded with real seeds. The company is called Reduce.Reuse.Grow, and when their cups are planted in the […]

UK supermarkets donate spare food

UK supermarkets donate spare food

Morrisons, the fourth largest supermarket chain in Britain with 500 stores across the country, has announced that they will be donating all unsold food to local community groups. They made the announcement on Twitter saying: “We’re rolling our food waste […]

Proof that happiness is healthy

Proof that happiness is healthy

All of us feel better when we are happy, and now medical science is exploring the health benefits of positive emotions. A recent review of more than 200 studies has found that positive psychological well-being is linked to less risk […]

Water from air for rural areas

Water from air for rural areas

A lack of clean drinking water in the world is one of the most serious problems that humanity faces nowadays. Finding clean water sources or wells is a challenge in large areas of the planet, especially in developing countries. A […]

Global wind power surpasses nuclear

Global wind power surpasses nuclear

According to data released by the Global Wind Energy Council, the worldwide capacity of wind power has surpassed that of nuclear energy for the first time. Wind power generation worldwide reached 432 gigawatts (GW) at the end of 2015, while […]

‘Agrihoods’ bring sustainable living to the suburbs

‘Agrihoods’ bring sustainable living to the suburbs

American home developers are experimenting with a new kind of neighbourhood called an ‘agrihood’ – where homebuyers are truly connected to both the source of their food and their natural energy. This unique concept of suburban living starts with hundreds […]

Amsterdam gives free vet care to low-income families

Amsterdam gives free vet care to low-income families

More and more people and families today choose to share their lives with a pet. Cats and dogs are the most popular, with almost half of the homes in Spain owning one. Occasionally however, this can result in large veterinary […]

Graffiti Grandmas in Lisbon

Graffiti Grandmas in Lisbon

In an inspired initiative to help address the generational chasm between young people and the elderly, LATA 65, a Portuguese urban art project, has armed over 100 pensioners with spray paint guns – and let them loose in the backstreets […]

The incredible laser shaver

The incredible laser shaver

Those annoying nicks and cuts caused by shaving may be a thing of the past thanks to a new razor that eliminates hair using a laser. Back in 1989, Morgan Gustavsson invented a laser that could remove unwanted hairs, but […]

Lowering CO2 emissions in our homes

Lowering CO2 emissions in our homes

According to Eurostat figures, 18.5% of polluting gas emissions in Spain come from our homes. In order to reduce the ecological footprint of our electric consumption we can start by substituting incandescent light bulbs for LEDs, and completely switching off […]

The woman who watched the White House

The woman who watched the White House

Concepcion Picciotto, the Spanish-born woman who held what is thought to be the longest peace vigil in the history of the United States, passed away earlier this year. For 30 years she had been stationed on the sidewalk outside the […]

Uruguay has 95% clean energy

Uruguay has 95% clean energy

One South American country has raced ahead in the challenge to dramatically reduce its carbon footprint. By focusing on a variety of alternative power sources, Uruguay is able to report that a staggering 95% of its electricity is already generated […]

LightTribe: a new kind of social media

LightTribe: a new kind of social media

A unique social media platform that was conceived here on Ibiza will be presented to the public this month on ‘Kickstarter’ – the world’s largest funding platform for creative projects. ‘LightTribe’ is an innovative concept which will provide you with […]

Supporting electric vehicles on Ibiza

Supporting electric vehicles on Ibiza

Vehículos Eléctricos de Ibiza (VEI), is a non-profit organization with a mission to combat climate change by promoting electric mobility on our island. Their vision includes a full range of 100% electric vehicles – cars, vans, buses, farm vehicles, motorcycles […]

Ecological Hobbit houses

Ecological Hobbit houses

Imagine a house that is so cleverly designed that it coordinates beautifully with nature, can be expanded whenever you want, is eco-friendly, super energy efficient and extremely simple to build. This sounds almost too good to be true, yet these […]

Ses Illetes voted best beach in Europe

Ses Illetes voted best beach in Europe

Ses Illetes beach on Formentera is the best beach in Europe and the seventh best in the world, according to the Travellers’ Choice Beaches awards, given by the travel portal TripAdvisor. Cala Compte in Ibiza also featured in the rankings, […]