Archive for 'April,2017'

Global agreement to preserve Antarctica’s waters

Global agreement to preserve Antarctica’s waters

An area which produces about three-quarters of the nutrients that sustain life in the rest of the world’s oceans is now protected as a no-fishing area. The Ross Sea of Antarctica is a deep bay in the Southern Ocean that […]

More protection for posidonia in Ses Salines

More protection for posidonia in Ses Salines

The ability to control the damage caused by the anchoring of boats in the Ses Salines Natural Park will be strengthened this season. Vicent Vidal, the Counsellor of the Environment, has announced that the Government of the Balearic Islands is […]

Gardens on top of Madrid’s buses

Gardens on top of Madrid’s buses

Madrid will soon begin planting gardens on the rooftops of its buses and bus shelters in an ingenious project that will cut the city’s CO2 emissions, absorb heat and reduce both noise and pollution. This is part of a progressive […]

Turning ashes to bricks in Palestine

Turning ashes to bricks in Palestine

A young Palestinian woman has invented an innovative and environmentally friendly way to make bricks for rebuilding her war-torn territory. Compared to regular bricks they cost a third less, weigh half as much, are fire resistant and – perhaps most […]

World’s largest beach clean up

World’s largest beach clean up

What began as a small group of concerned citizens taking action has spiralled into the largest beach clean-up effort in the world. In the past year it has cleared over two million kilos of debris from Versova Beach in Mumbai […]

The Ibiza Spirit Festival on 7 May

The Ibiza Spirit Festival on 7 May

The beautiful agroturismo Atzaró is once again hosting the IBIZA SPIRIT FESTIVAL “a magical day of inspiration and celebration.” Starting this year there will be two of these Festivals every year – one in May and another in October. Special […]

Cuba develops effective cancer vaccine

Cuba develops effective cancer vaccine

To the surprise of many, a promising cancer treatment has been developed in the small country of Cuba. CimaVax, which is both a treatment and vaccine for lung cancer, has been researched in Cuba for 25 years, and it is […]

Hydrogen powered train with zero emissions

Hydrogen powered train with zero emissions

Germany is set to introduce the world’s first zero-emission passenger train at the end of 2017. It’s called the Coradia iLint, and it was designed and developed by the French transport company Alstom. The train will be powered by huge […]

Solar energy from raindrops

Solar energy from raindrops

Solar energy can now be derived not only from sunshine but also from rainwater thanks to a team of scientists in China. While advances in solar panel technology have significantly changed how we harness renewable energy for our homes, the […]

Gatorade goes organic

Gatorade goes organic

The news that the sports drink Gatorade is going organic is more evidence that major soft drink producers are finally succumbing to the soaring demand for healthier products. Gatorade was originally developed by the University of Florida back in 1965 […]

A very friendly genet in Benimussa

A very friendly genet in Benimussa

The genet is one of the few animals that is native to Ibiza. It was introduced on the island over 900 years ago during the Arab period. It lives all over the island, and according to the government its numbers […]

Japan’s old golf courses become solar energy sites

Japan’s old golf courses become solar energy sites

A solar power farm able to generate electricity for over 8,000 homes is being constructed on an abandoned golf course near Kyoto, Japan. This 23 megawatt installation is the first of many that will turn unused developments into huge centres […]

A new housing experiment in Barcelona

A new housing experiment in Barcelona

Barcelona is backing an alternative model of housing access that is not based on traditional ownership or rent. The idea is centred around a form of housing called ‘cession of use’. It is already widespread in countries like Sweden, Denmark, […]

Tesla converts Samoan island to 100% solar power

Tesla converts Samoan island to 100% solar power

The Samoan island of Ta‘ū in the South Pacific has been chosen as a perfect example of how to combine solar energy with high capacity battery storage to bring sustainable energy to remote locations. The island had always relied on […]

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD)

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD)

The long word above is the medical term for the two joints between the lower jaw, which moves, and the base of the skull. It’s an unusual joint in the body with a plexus of nerves and blood vessels directly […]