Friends of the Earth launch food awareness campaign

Friends of the Earth have launched a campaign to raise public awareness of the impact of pre-packaged food and promote behavioural change by informing people of the options and alternatives available and their benefits to the environment and domestic economy. “The packaging has a huge environmental cost, both in its …

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Two fishermen seek to use the Tagomago slipway

Two professional fishermen, Ángel Colomar and José Marí, have asked the Demarcación de Costas for an administrative concession to use the boathouse and ramp at es Blancar, the cove where the controversial Tagomago Island kiosko is located.They have submitted a draft project to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment, …

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More rejection of oil exploration at Tourism Forum

Rejection of oil exploration in Balearic waters reared its head again at the II Tourism Forum Ibiza, whose other objectives were to take stock of the season and analyse the role of government in promoting tourism. The mayor of Santa Eulària des Riu, Vicent Marí, stressed that the future of …

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54,457 kilos of clothes and toys for Caritas

Sant Josep Town Council contributed 54,457 kilos of clothes and toys to Caritas in 2013. Caritas currently have 15 red containers in 12 different locations throughout the municipality, which accept clothes, shoes and toys intended for the “A tot Drap” recycling workshop and their five Caritas shops, one of which …

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Biomass boiler on its way to Es Raspallar pool

The Consell Executive yesterday approved the contract for the work to install a biomass boiler at the Es Raspallar swimming pool, with a budget of €432,372.40. The Consell also gave the green light to pavement strengthening along the PM-810 road from 7,450 to 13,610 kilometers (the Sant Carles road) with …

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Increasing water temperature means less fish

The fisheries sector is going through a delicate time in Ibiza and Formentera for several reasons, including the increase in sea temperature. But this is not the only reason for the reduction in catches in Pitiusan waters. Pere Valera, head of the Fishermen’s Association of Eivissa, says that the data …

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An extra mosquito control plan following the rain

The Consell d’Eivissa have extended biological control of the mosquito population, because of the proliferation of these insects since the recent rains. This campaign is a continuation of a project that ended on September 30th. However, the weather of the last week of September and the first half of October …

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Aena soundproof 338 homes near the airport in Ibiza

The Ibiza airport ‘soundproofing plan’ is operational and has already soundproofed 338 homes in close proximity to the airport since its implementation. This has cost the Airport Authority Aena more than €750,000. According to the Ministry of Development, in a statement today, there are a further 167 homes that will …

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Mar Blava call for a meeting with Bauza and Rajoy

The Alliance Mar Blava have written to the Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, and the President of the Government, José Ramón Bauzá, to ask for a meeting to convey “the wide range of scientific, environmental and socio-economic reasons underlying the unanimous rejection by Balearic society to oil exploration. “The letters will …

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