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Spain wages war on wet wipes

SPAIN is waging war on wet wipes … or, rather, the practice of flushing them down the loo. A call by the Grupo Parlamentario Vasco...

Spanish ‘Dragons Den’ competition launched for start-ups

A NEW competition has been launched in Mallorca with the aim of rewarding start-ups in the tourism, biotechnology and environmental sectors. The Dragons Den style...

Read all about it! Plaques to explain benefits of tourist tax

A SERIES of brochures and plaques are to go up highlighting the good work of the Balearic tourist tax. The plaques are to be erected...

Marbella expat confirms Barack Obama as guest speaker at leading climate change conference

Wine expert, Pancho Campo, has secured the 44th President of the U.S. for this summer’s high profile Climate Change Leadership Porto Summit

New law gives government more control over protected lands

A NEW Environmental Assessment Law will give the government priority in purchasing protected land 10 hectares and larger. Before, the Balearic government had rights to...

Protected Posidonia grasslands to receive million Euro funding

THE MINISTRY of Environment has agreed to give almost €2 million in funding to the Balearic Institute of Nature (Ibanat) to control and protect...

WATCH: Incredible footage of last night’s lightning on Spain’s Costa del Sol

THIS is the moment last night's lightning was captured on film on the Costa del Sol.  https://www.facebook.com/PcivilEstepona/videos/1807958095890880/ Yellow warnings had to be issued by weather agency...

‘Don’t feed the monster’ campaign going strong as wipes are causing serious damage to sewer systems

A CAMPAIGN titled 'Don't Feed the Monster' has spread across Mallorca, aiming to prevent wipes from being flushed down toilets and washed up on...

Green group in Spain call for protection of historic mine town

Ecologists campaign to preserve the town from demolition

Marbella hosts Andalucía premiere of Al Gore climate crisis documentary

MARBELLA is set to host the Andalucían premiere of former US Vice President, Al Gore’s greatly anticipated documentary about climate change. An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth...

‘Worrying’ levels of plastic particles found in almost 75% of fish

New research finds microplastics could pose a serious threat to human health

Laundromat in hot water as soapy bubbles contaminate streams and wells

SAMPLES from 20 Soller water wells are being tested for suspected contaminants from a local laundromat. A stream passing through Biniali was tested 18 months...

Hands off our land!

New sustainable approach to land use will see green areas reclassified A RADICAL new building ban will prevent further erosion of the islands’ valuable green...

Plastic Problems: Support for using plastics in port expansions

PLANS to use molten plastic slag from the waste centre to expand ports have received the backing of multiple government sectors. The Balearic Port Authority...

Freeing the willies!

THE stretch of water between Barcelona and the Balearics, known as the Mediterranean Whale Migration Corridor, will be declared a Marine Protected Area. In a...

Spanish government says it should do more to reduce impact on global warming

Maria Garcia expects Spain to meet its target of reducing emissions by 26% before 2030, but said Spain must do more

Protesters march over Malaga mosquito problem

Stop Mosquitoes marched through the city to protest the lack of action taken by the council

Geothermal deposit found in Almeria

Sacyr Industrial will build a geothermal plant in the region next August

Groundbreaking eco Lego style plastic house factory to open in Malaga

Lego-style houses are becoming a reality, thanks to savvy Ronda-based estate agent Thorwald Bodensiek who is building one of Europe’s first recycled plastic brick factories near Malaga

Junta commit to green energy in Andalucia

Officials want to reduce the region’s energy consumption by 25%

Andalucia recycled 329 tonnes of lightbulbs last year

Andalucia reused a whopping 329 tonnes of lightbulbs last year, but the region has a way to go before matching Madrid and Catalunya.

Life’s a picnic: The Olive Press tests Bilbao’s famous Azurmendi restaurant

As Spain’s top chef Eneko Atxa opens in London, Jon Clarke checks out the green and wacky world of his Basque restaurant

Andalucia-based Sunseed Desert Technology celebrates 30th anniversary with week of events

A hands-on practical centre for low impact living and environmental education

FEATURE: After the Algarrobico, the fight to protect Spain’s wild spaces wages on

The Supreme Court ruling over the Algarrobico was a great victory for environmentalists, but the fight to preserve Spain’s wild spaces goes on. Rob Horgan and Tom Powell examine fierce ecological battles which remain unresolved across the country

Almost 40 vultures freed from captivity in Andalucia

At least 18 vultures are still alive and well

Ocean Village development will feature first ‘green wall’ in Gibraltar

Development will feature ‘green technology’ never seen before in Gibraltar
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