© Vicenç M. RossellóCala d'Or (Mallorca). The wave of tourism-driven urban development that hit the Balearic Islands from the mid-twentieth century on has greatly

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Sebastià Torrens The Balearic Islands’ landscape is characterised by the sea and coves dotted along its coastline. Surprisingly, this landform has not received much attention in Balearic

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Mallorca's caves

Caves are an essential part of thee Mediterranean coast and they have a close relationship with coves. The article explores Mallorca's caves and coves.

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Joan J. Fornós Miocene carbonate cliffs in the Balearic Islands are the fundamental meeting point of karst and coves. Coves are complex littoral geoforms, worked

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Fotografia: Joan Torres. Arxiu Gran Enciclopedia de la Pintura i l'Escultura a les Balears The Belgian painter William Degouve de Nuncques painted part of the

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In the strict sense, coves are defined by their calcareous component. In our country this requirement is met only by the coves in southern Menorca and Sa Marina in Mallorca.
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© Col·lecció Aena d'Art Contemporani The cover of Mètode's latest issue is a fragment of The enchanted cove by the landscape painter Joaquim Mir. This Catalan artist

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Red Eléctrica de España Power lines mark the landscape and thus rouse public objection. Electricity plays a leading role in the 21st

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© Valentín Rodríguez. The future energy model in our country is based, among others, on wind power. However, there is a debate over

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IREC The Catalonia Institute for Energy Research (Institut de Recerca en Energia de Catalunya, IREC) was set up in 2008. The centre is an

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LM Windpower The huge turbine Haliade 150 generates 6 megawatts of power and measures 150 meters in diameter. These types of wind turbines are geared exclusively for

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Spanish Solar Thermal Electric Industry Association Solar thermal power stations capture heat, not light, using parabolic mirrors to heat a fluid in a tube or by flat

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© Fernando MorantVicent Martínez Sancho fou el primer físic que escrigué una obra sobre física en català. Vicent Martínez Sancho (Simat de la

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Improved efficiency in the building sector is essential to reduce energy consumption. In the EU, construction represents 40% of final energy consumption.1 In Spain2, each household

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S’ha parlat molt poc en la premsa espanyola de les conseqüències d’un greu accident nuclear per a l’entorn natural. L’argument que més es va repetir fou el de les alternatives energètiques.
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© BP Offshore platforms demonstrate the level of sophistication achieved by this kind of mining, as well as the difficulties faced due to the progressive depletion

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Energy price fluxes have an impact on inflation and on economic activity as a whole, which affects the country’s competitive position. The extent of this impact

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Many people believe that the contribution renewable energy sources make to the generation of electricity as a whole is little more than anecdotal. Truth be known,

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Lady’s slipper

Rare and funny, Lady’s slipper (or Cuckoo’s slipper) is good at playing hide and seek. From the eighteenth century it appeared in botanical publications to then vanish into a long silence denying its existence in the Pyrenees.
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Vegetable gardens

Family orchards and vegetable plots in the Catalan Pyrenees play a key role in conservation and management of biodiversity and preservation of traditional knowledge. They also help enhance social cohesion and welfare while, at the same time, affirming cultural identity.
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traditional knowledge about plants

The main goal of the study presented here is to compile traditional knowledge about plants in Formentera and Mallorca, with a focus on medicinal and food uses, before it is too late and such knowledge is lost.
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survival cuisine

The habit of gathering leaves, flowers, roots, fruits of wild plants and mushrooms for cooking traditional dishes is dying out in parts of Alicante, although in other –mostly rural– areas these traditional recipes are still in use. Ethnobotanical studies conducted in the province of Valencia identify more than 110 wild species used as food.
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The global debate on biodiversity has inevitably led us to consider traditional knowledge of plants, ethnobotany’s basic corpus, as an inseparable part of this discipline. This fact was amply recognised by the Convention on Biodiversity. Furthermore, ethnobotanical knowledge can and should be used to achieve sustainable development that is compatible with the conservation of biodiversity.
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