Archive for 'May,2017'

Slovenia makes water a fundamental right

Slovenia makes water a fundamental right

Slovenia has become the first European Union country to add drinkable water to its Constitution as a fundamental right for all citizens. The country’s Parliament voted unanimously in favour of the bill which added an article to the constitution saying […]

INDIA – New world record for planting trees

INDIA – New world record for planting trees

The Indian state of Uttar Pradesh recently achieved a place in the Guinness Book of Records by breaking the previous mark for planting the most trees in one day. But this was no mere publicity stunt, as over 800,000 volunteers […]

Norway divests from controversial pipeline

Norway divests from controversial pipeline

In an act of international solidarity between indigenous peoples, the Sami parliament in Norway has persuaded that country’s second largest pension fund to withdraw from companies linked to a controversial oil project in the US. The project to build the […]

Canada protects its coastal environment

Canada protects its coastal environment

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently declared the National Oceans Protection Plan to ensure the preservation of Canada’s coastline and marine life. The multi-billion dollar arrangement is projected to surpass international standards of marine safety to guarantee environmental sustainability and […]

Human skin made by 3D bio-printer

Human skin made by 3D bio-printer

A group of Spanish scientists working together with the company BioDan Group, have developed a prototype 3D bio-printer that can make functional human skin. This skin is appropriate for medical/therapeutic uses, and also for the testing of cosmetics and pharmaceutical […]

Google to be 100% renewable this year

Google to be 100% renewable this year

One of the world’s largest companies is powering its entire operation with renewable energy. Google made a promise in 2015 to be 100% green by the end of this year and it’s sticking by that pledge. The massive organization has […]

Positive thinking improves performance

Positive thinking improves performance

Many self-help and motivational programs use positive thinking and affirmations to change peoples’ lives for the better – and now there is scientific proof to back that up. According to a recent study of over 44,000 people, just telling yourself […]

Bolivian traffic zebras

Bolivian traffic zebras

The drivers in La Paz, Bolivia are infamous for ignoring the pedestrian walkways known as “zebra crossings” (striped crosswalks). To solve this problem the government came up with a novel approach that uses people dressed in full-body zebra costumes. The […]

Tesla to expand in Europe

Tesla to expand in Europe

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has announced that the company will be making a “significant investment” to expand its European operations. The first step will be to build a giant new battery production plant (“Gigafactory”) on the continent. Tesla’s main base […]

Students design versatile coat for refugees

Students design versatile coat for refugees

A special waterproof poncho that converts into a tent or sleeping bag has been specially designed for homeless refugees. Dubbed as ‘the wearable shelter’, the prototype features large, waterproof pockets for carrying vital papers and supplies. With a simple folding […]

Natural solutions or Mexico’s water problems

Natural solutions or Mexico’s water problems

More than 10 million Mexicans lack access to safe water, and its capital is ranked third on the list of the world’s cities facing an extreme water crisis. This is not because of a scarcity natural water because Mexico City […]

Champion boxer pays it forward

Champion boxer pays it forward

Manny Pacquiao is one of the greatest boxers of all time, and he is revered as a hero in his native country the Philippines. He is also a thoughtful and innovative global citizen who has used some of his earnings […]

Ibiza Awards of Merit

Ibiza Awards of Merit

The Consell of Ibiza has presented four Awards of Merit to: volunteer environmentalist María José Estarellas, the Multiple Sclerosis Association of Ibiza and Formentera, the Sant Carles Cultural Center and the Can Jordi Shop-Bar. Ms Estarellas is well known on […]

Alcohol without hangovers

Alcohol without hangovers

A new synthetic alcohol has been created that allows users to feel effects similar to those caused by alcohol, but without the subsequent hangover. The compound, known as Alcosynth has been developed by Professor David Nutt of Imperial College, London, […]

English lad builds a school in Uganda

English lad builds a school in Uganda

In an inspiring tale of altruism, a big-hearted young man from Manchester in the UK has built a school for 300 children who had been living in extreme poverty without access to basic education. 24 year-old Sam Hampson first discovered […]

Accidents involving teeth

Accidents involving teeth

My own son is an interesting example of what can happen to kids teeth and how they are managed. At approximately age three he attempted to leap from a piano and simultaneously shoot his grandmother with his bow and arrow, […]