Europe must ban electric fishing

European waters are subject to the expansion of a new, radically effective and devastating fishing method for marine ecosystems and for fishermen: electric fishing. Despite having been banned in 1998, the European Commission began granting “derogations” in 2007 to equip ships with electrodes that send electrical impulses to capture the…

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The Spaniards, to the tail of Europe in level of English

Every time we speak Spanish English worse. We are famous in Europe for being the worst we communicate through English but, on this occasion, it seems that the topic is deserved. According to the classification “EF English Proficiency Index”, which is prepared annually, in 2017 the Spaniards placed 21st out…

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Bilbao, elected Best European City 2018

The Villa has been awarded in the awards ‘The Urbanism Awards 2018’. It has been imposed in the final to Ljubljana (Slovenia) and Vienna (Austria). To award this award – awarded by the international organization “The Academy of Urbanism” – they have evaluated the finalist cities, not only in urban…

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More than 2,000 years of economic history on a graph (ENG)

Long before the invention of today’s maps or gunpowder, the main powers of the planet were already fighting for economic and geopolitical supremacy. This picture tells that story in the simplest terms possible. It shows the changing participation of the world economy for each country from year 1 before Christ…

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Thousands of activists take over Europe’s largest coal mine

Thousands of activists, dressed in white coveralls, ran cross-country, leaving behind the German police, with the same objective: to close, even for a few hours, the largest coal mine in Europe. In the rain, from the first hour of the morning, according to one of the activists to El Salto,…

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Glyphosate contaminates 45% of European agricultural land

New research published in Science of the Total Environment shows that 45% of European agricultural soils contain glyphosate residues and their most toxic degradation product, AMPA. It should be remembered that glyphosate and its degradation product, AMPA, contaminate air and water and expose the population to a probable carcinogen and…

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