Archive for 'February,2018'

Earth’s ozone layer is healing

Earth’s ozone layer is healing

NASA has confirmed that the hole in the Earth’s ozone layer, which first appeared above Antarctica in the 1980’s, is shrinking thanks to a ban on damaging chemicals. In 1989 the world came together in the Montreal Protocol, which banned ozone-depleting […]

France moving away from fossil fuels 

France moving away from fossil fuels 

The French parliament has passed a law banning the ecologically unsafe practice of fracking to obtain oil and gas. This is part of a larger plan to end all production of oil and gas by the year 2040. Beyond that […]

A ‘smart street’ in London

A ‘smart street’ in London

Technology which is capable of generating electricity from human movement has now been installed on Bird Street in London’s West End. This energy-harvesting ‘smart street’, installed by Pavegen, converts the power of footsteps into electricity. People can even track the […]

SkinGun for burns 

SkinGun for burns 

A revolutionary new treatment for serious burns could replace the need for lengthy stays in hospital and invasive procedures. The ‘SkinGun’ lightly sprays the skin and prompts the patient’s own stem cells to regenerate and grow organically. This eliminates the […]

Can fasting boost brain power?

Can fasting boost brain power?

A stomach hormone that stimulates appetite seems to also promote the growth of new brain cells. This may explain why some people say that fasting makes them feel mentally sharper. The hormone is called ghrelin, and it is known as […]

Peace march in Palestine

Peace march in Palestine

“We are allowed to say this out loud – we are lovers of peace!” was the statement that summed up the feelings of more than 30,000 Israeli and Palestinian women who took part in the recent Women Wage Peace marches […]

Not a drop to the sea…

Not a drop to the sea…

The Alliance for Water of Ibiza and Formentera (AWIF) has announced the results of its Water Monitoring program that was launched during 2017. They have also started a new awareness and environmental education campaign under the slogan ‘Not a drop […]

Tesla launches the world’s biggest battery

Tesla launches the world’s biggest battery

The world’s largest lithium ion battery system has started delivering power in South Australia. This Tesla ‘Powerpack’ system stores energy generated by a nearby wind farm, and it is capable of providing electricity for as many as 30,000 homes. It […]

Hydrogen-powered train with zero emissions 

Hydrogen-powered train with zero emissions 

The French company Alstom has produced a new train that emits nothing more toxic to the environment than steam and water. “Hydrail” is the world’s first hydrogen-powered, zero-emission train, and it was recently tested in Germany with highly successful results. […]

Living off the grid

Living off the grid

An Italian start-up company has launched the ‘Off Grid Box’ which is designed to bring clean water and renewable energy to millions of people who live without these basic essentials. It’s a simple container measuring 2 x 2 metres with […]

Producing water from the air

Producing water from the air

A 22-year old Indian engineering student has developed an invention that efficiently pulls moisture from the air and converts it into drinking water. Jawwad Patel set his intention to ease the hardships that accompany water scarcity in arid and remote […]

Affordable houses for millennials

Affordable houses for millennials

Most young people between 25 and 35 have little choice but to rent a place to live rather than buy one. This situation is common in both Europe and North America due to the continuous rise in the price of […]