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 was charmed by the

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To state that we have to preserve nature and protect it against degradation seems redundant nowadays. However, people's awareness of nature was not as strong as ours in the 19th

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Darwin caricature

Charles Darwin has become the icon of modern biology, and the celebrations held in 2009 contributed to a growth of this perception in public opinion. This article is a review of Darwin as a symbol of modern biology through cartoons and graphic humour.

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Josep Jacas, full professor of Plant Production at Jaume I University remains  while the devouring action of the red palm weevil. The researcher, who has spent years studying this pest

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Jose Plumed

We talked with the «guardian» of the Botanic Garden of the University of Valencia about the red palm weevil. The arboriculture technician José Plumed has been a pioneer in the

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Throughout the history of astronomy, various thinkers, philosophers and scientists have postulated the existence of entities which, not being visible or detectable in their time, or perhaps ever, were however necessary to maintain the stability of the cosmos, as they saw and understood it.
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[caption id="attachment_8297" align="alignleft" width="200"] Photo: Miguel Lorenzo[/caption] The Mediterranean is surrounded by three continents, Europe in the North, Africa in the South and Asia in the East. A common space identified

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‘Rhynchophorus ferrugineus’, or the palm tree eater

© José Plumed For nearly a decade, some Mediterranean countries have had to face an environmental problem that increasingly seems more difficult to control

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Eugènia Balcells opened the Laboratori d'Arts Santa Mònica (Arts Santa Monica Laboratory) on the 23rd of September 2009. The exhibition project "Frequencies"metabolised for the first time

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At the other end of the mountain range of Irta, about five km away from Peñíscola, the Almadum tower, from 1554 (Peñíscola, Baix Maestrat).   El Gerro

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[caption id="attachment_7836" align="alignleft" width="200"] © NASA[/caption] The British writer J.G. Ballard claimed that in order to be able to write a fiction novel set in our modern world one had to

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© Fernando Morant Vicent Martínez Sancho fou el primer físic que escrigué una obra sobre física en català. Vicent Martínez Sancho (Simat de la Valldigna, 1943) has been teaching Physics at

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Science and art are two forms of knowledge. Comparing one with the other is interesting both because of their similarities and their differences. Understanding is looking for what is common among

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They say that, when the last Venera probe was launched with destination to Venus, two Spanish engineers of the National Institute for Aeroespace Technology were visiting the Bakionur Cosmodrome. One

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Externalizaciones

Our economic system has learned to put a price to production and commerce. But it has not assessed the cost of the outsourcing of cumulative residual materials
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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 century. The ability to generate electricity using renewable and CO2-free

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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 mirrors that heat a

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Throughout the seventeenth century, public exhibitions of natural phenomena caused or discovered by scientists began to have a major social impact. Prints and paintings of that period show the public

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Aerogeneradors a la província de Ca

The future energy model in our country depends on the necessary deployment, among other sources, of wind energy. But the reconciliation between this net energy and the landscape has led to a polarisation of points of view.
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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 example of a strong commitment to research

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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 marine use, where large

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The study reported here sets out to explore the different ideological stances taken by several Spanish newspapers and the opinions proffered, to see whether there was scientific debate about nuclear energy in the popular Spanish press.
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Energy and Building

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 consumes an average of

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