The jury has unanimously nominated Damià Gomis Bosch as the winner of the Pere Prats Prize for the Environment. The jury considers that Damià Gomis possesses all the qualities that merit the Pere Prats Prize 2018 because of a scientific career notable for his researches into the marine ecosystem and its link with the climate and, by extension, to the possible effects from climate change both now and in the future, and for his work on a project of international renown. Continue reading Damià Gomis Bosch, winner of the Pere Prats Prize on the Environment
GOB believes that the commitment for installing piped gas in each street in the towns of the island is a strategic mistake. It implies creating a huge amount of work (more than 500 km of ditches) on something for which there is so little demand. Continue reading Complaints about piping gas in the east of Menorca
GOB’s Land Stewardship scheme continues to seek new ways for making a model of sustainable farming methods both economically and environmentally. Last June a practical Guide was produced of measures that can be taken by farmers to adapt to the change in climate. Continue reading A guide for adapting farming to climate change
GOB has sent a complete report on the environmental problems generated by the central electricity power station in Mahon to the new Minister of Energy and the Environment, in the transitional government in Madrid, Teresa Ribera, asking for favourable regulations concerning renewable energies in order to reduce contamination. Continue reading A report to the new Minister regarding the central electricity power station
The different island sections of GOB came together over the days of 15 and 16 June, in Mallorca, for the meeting of the Inter Island Board of Directors. This reunion happens annually, rotating between the various Balearic Islands. On this occasion a résumé of their activities and the interisland accounts were given for 2017, audited externally. In addition the budget for 2018 was approved. Continue reading GOB notes the stagnation of politics in environmental protection of the land and sea
Documents sent by institutions and companies to the relevant Ministry advised that the application procedure for the project for seismic prospecting had many defects. As a result, there is now extra time available to publicise information on this matter to more people. Continue reading Extra time for collecting support for the allegations made against the seismic prospecting: until 3 July
[Translation of the post in isoladiminorca.com by Gloria Vanni]
When chance becomes necessity.
My connection with Carlos Coll Pons happened by chance, when I felt the need to delve into some of the reasons behind my choice to live in Menorca. Nature, climate, sea, quality of life, sustainability, protected environment are the factors that made me love it at first sight. My love then increased but you get to a point where you need other confirmations and answers. Continue reading A chat with Carlos Coll Pons, Chairman of GOB
The loss of the electricity connection between Mallorca and Menorca due to the breakup of the cable found to be in bad condition, gives us a scenario worse than anything we have had until now. It means that the two islands could cause even more pollution from energy production than before so it is urgent that the public and institutions react and demand clean energy. Continue reading Energy supply at a cross roads in Menorca
As we explained in a former post, we sent a petition to the Balearic Government to allow checks at the Central Electricity Power Plant in Mahon.
Now you can sign this petition for a public control of the emissions: Continue reading Add your signature requesting public monitoring of the contaminating emissions in Menorca
GOB has sent a written request to the Balearic Government asking that a series of records made by the Central Electricity Power Station in Mahon is checked. The association has had access to documentation which has worrying information. Continue reading Petition for allowing checks at the Central Electricity Power Station of Menorca