Copenhagen now has more bikes than cars

A new study shows the number of bikes in Copenhagen is now officially higher than the number of cars. Over the last year, an additional 35,080 bikes have been tallied, resulting in a total bike count of 265,700.

Scotland is set to be 100% zero-carbon by 2020

A world run completely on renewable energyit sounds to be an impossible feat, but in a some places around the world, people have stopped burning fossil fuels for electricity. Another country is about to join the club: Scotland.

Madagascar declares independence from France

The Malagasy Republic was proclaimed in 1958 as an autonomous state within the French Community. A period of provisional government ended with the adoption of a constitution in 1959 and independence in 1960.

The Betsileo kingdoms emerge in Madagascar

The different Betsileo kingdoms (Fandriana, Fisakana, Manandriana, Isandra, etc.) existed independently of each other with oral traditions dating back to the 17th century.

Diego de Losada founds Caracas

On 25 July 1567, Captain Diego de Losada laid the foundations of the city of Santiago de León de Caracas. Caracas is now the capital and largest city of Venezuela.