Water footprinting in Spain

The water footprint of humanity exceeds sustainable levels in various parts of the world A growing population and higher income levels are increasing the demand of products that require more water in their production, such as meat, sugar and cotton. This leads to overexploitation of water resources and pollution of freshwater ecosystems, resulting in dry…

The 33rd Cursa Corte Inglés

The 33rd Cursa Corte Inglés: 1. The 33rd “Cursa del Corte Inglés” is a race open to the general public, that will be held on Sunday the 3rd of April, 2011. Registration is free. 2. The race, certified by the Catalan Athletics Federation, is 10.766 m through the streets of Barcelona. 3. The starting point…

Cursa de Bombers 2011

Next 10 April, we will break a record: 20,000 runners will participate in Cursa Bombers Barcelona, a 10 kilometer race which runs every year through the streets of Barcelona. If you want to participate, don’t wait until the last minute. You can sign up until the deadline: 3 April. 2,500 dorsals are already reserved for…

The Sun has the largest recent eruption

Last Tuesday, the Sun had the largest eruption in the last four years, a sign that heralds a new cycle of activity after a long period of calm, NASA has reported in a statement. The mass ejection, which occurred exactly at 01.56 pm (Spanish time) has been classified in category 10, the highest category, said…

Water footprint

What is the volume of water needed to make a Cheese Pizza (Margarita Pizza)? To answer this question, two researchers from the University of Twente (Netherlands) used a recipe from the BBC web site explains how to make this Italian dish in four easy steps: 300 grams of wheat flour, yeast, 100 milliliters of tomato…

How much do air conditioners warm up cities?

Anyone who has passed near to an air conditioner in summer and has felft the warm air expelled outside, has probably asked himself: “How much heat is this? What is the air conditioners effect in the city? A researcher at the Center for Energy and Environmental Research (CIEMAT), who has made a doctoral thesis financed by…