Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Oil spillage poisons aquifer

A GRANADA court is investigating how 120,000 tonnes of a vegetable-based contaminant was allowed to enter underground water supplies. Mayor of Atarfe Víctor Sánchez and...

It’s in the climate, stupid

Following last issue in which Fiona Flores Watson attacked the slick, corporate image of the Climate Project, after meeting him in Nashville this year, Rosie Sinclair has quite a different view of Nobel Laureate Al Gore

Drowning in a desert of plastic

There is a certain irony, claims Bob Maddox, that not only do the plastic greenhouses of the coast of Almería and Granada suck the land dry to stock the shelves of supermarkets, but also threaten the lives of local populations with increased risk of flooding

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Climate Change*

With the news that up to 85 per cent of Andalucia is under threat from desertification, in this simple Q&A scientist AZZAM QASRAWI explains the phenomenon of climate change

Climate undergoes sea change

Bob Maddox assess the findings of a report claiming the oceans are not absorbing as much carbon dioxide as they once did

Mystery deluge of sewage from Ronda massacres thousands of fish

Could malfunction of new Ronda sewage works be behind leak that has snuffed out all life in the Guadiaro in Jimera?

Algarrobico: The never ending story

As Greenpeace claims work on the Algarrobico Hotel continues, the Olive Press charts the controversial history of the edifice that has become a symbol of rampant coastal destruction

Electric olives

Claire Doole visits a Córdoba olive farmer and finds he is doing his bit to combat global warming

“Southern Europe sees the Green Party as a curb on development”

Leader of Andalucía Greens steps down after poor municipal election showing

Court investigates legality of golf course

Public prosecutor warns Otura council and developers could face criminal charges

Protected chameleons could sink massive shopping centre plan

A colony of chameleons is threatening the development of a huge shopping centre and hotel complex on the Costa del Sol

Junta faces private lawsuit from residents’ group

Reservoir will destroy local agriculture, farmers claim

Hottest year on record as Spain swelters

Average temperatures in 2006 higher than norm; 2007 set to be even warmer

Ex-pats sued for green views

Trio of Ronda residents – including writer Alastair Boyd – face a 22 million euros lawsuit in a campaign of “mafia-style harassment” by developers

Construction threatens ancient Roman ruins

PLANS to build 170 houses and a hotel close to the ruins of a second century Roman settlement have been slammed by environmental groups.

The Plastic Greenhouse Effect

Bob Maddox asks if the environmental cost of producing cheap, year round vegetables for the northern European market is really worth it.

Stern Review – The Economic Truth

When an e-mail arrived from The Climate Project team in Nashville, a tingle went down my spine. I had a feeling my life was about to change. Al Gore, former Vice President of the United States, had offered me a place on his Climate Project programme

Whales and dolphin found dead in national park

Increase in shipping numbers to blame, say green groups

Spanish homes to include solar panels

Until now Spain's building standards have dated from the 1970s and have done little in seeking to improve energy efficiency

Organic maize contains traces of GMOs

ORGANIC farmers in Spain are abandoning maize after traces of genetically modified strains (GMO) were found in the crop, a recently published report shows....

Shine on – Renewable energy in Spain

Like many people it all had to do with a growing awareness of my so-called carbon footprint. We are all net emitters of carbon in the form of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere.

Golf complex work halted after rare bird threatened

PLANS to build a luxury golf complex on protected woodland have been temporarily postponed after a legal order was issued banning the felling of...

Human water consumption at risk from golf

A LEADING expert in water purification has warned wasting water on the upkeep of golf courses could diminish the supply for human use. The claim...
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