Thursday, December 9, 2021

Environment

Ecologists demand national park status for Sierra Bermeja above Spain’s Costa del Sol in wake of devastating wildfire

HUNDREDS joined a protest held in Estepona last weekend (November 27) to demand greater protection for the Sierra Bermeja in the wake of a...

Fire declared in Spain’s Nerja stabilised

A FIRE which broke out in an agricultural area of Nerja, seeing almost 75 firefighters and two Super Puma helicopters battle the blaze, has...

White-tailed Eagles from Norway reintroduced into Spain

NINE White-tailed Eagles have been donated by Norway in an effort to re-introduce the species to Spain. They are being kept in a special enclosure...

Poo power: Barcelona buses to run on biomethane made from sewage sludge

BOSSES of Barcelona’s transport system are looking at ways of running the city’s buses on sewage. They want to turn sewage sludge left over from...

Victory for the valley as Junta kick starts process to reclaim heritage status for Valle del Darro in Spain

A DRAMATIC last-minute intervention by local activists was vital in persuading the Junta to reverse a bureaucratic error that stripped an ancient valley near...

EXPLAINER: How the black rat population is booming across Spain and what can we do about it

PEST controllers in Spain have issued a stark warning - the nation's black rat population is booming across urban centres. Rattus Rattus is on the...

Endesa power company to invest €31 billion until 2030 on green energy in Spain and Portugal

ENDESA has announced a €31 billion investment in 'green' energy production in Spain and Portugal through to 2030. The news comes as Endesa and other...

Severe droughts to ravage south-eastern Spain within 30 years as water supplies are set to fall by 40%

SOUTH-EAST Spain faces a 40% fall in water resources by 2050 if remedial action is not taken, according to Ecological Transition Minister, Teresa Ribera. Ribera,...

Alert at La Viñuela reservoir, the largest in Spain’s Malaga, with lowest levels in 13 years

THE water resources of the Axarquia region are at their limit with La Viñuela reservoir, the biggest in Malaga province, at just 18.79% of...

EXCLUSIVE: Protected valley near Granada in southern Spain faces destruction by motorway and new homes after administrative blip

ENVIRONMENTALISTS are up in arms after the swish of a pen left an ancient valley near Granada’s Alhambra stripped of protective status. They claim the...

Tourism chiefs in Marbella on Spain’s Costa del Sol launch campaign to save resort’s beaches

TOURISM business leaders in Marbella are demanding action to halt erosion that threatens to wash away beaches in the popular seaside town on Spain’s...

Gibraltar unveils plans to meet ‘carbon neutral’ goal by 2030

GIBRALTAR'S government has unveiled its roadmap to meet targets to battle the climate emergency as the COP26 meeting in Glasgow drew to a close. The...

Environmentalists slam Andalucia’s ‘smoke and mirror’ efforts to fight climate change in wake of COP26

At a meeting with Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon during COP26, regional president Juanma Moreno boldly insisted that 'Andalucia is a pioneer in the...

Scientists in Spain’s Malaga create bioplastics made from tomato skins that decompose in seawater within a month

MALAGA scientists have created an alternative to petroleum-derived plastics using the remains of tomato skins. Bioplastics produced from the remains of tomato skins, which decompose...

Weevils wobble and they WILL fall down thanks to AI technology on Spain’s Costa Blanca

DESTRUCTIVE Red Palm Weevils in El Palmeral will be found quicker, thanks to modern technology developed by Orihuela City Council. A pioneering project is being...

Local council goes batty for biodiversity and protection from insects on Spain’s Costa Blanca

SHELTERS for bats and next boxes for birds have been installed on Orihuela’s Palm Grove in a bid to increase biodiversity in the area. The...

Spain refuses to ban fossil fuel cars by 2035 at COP26

SPAIN has opted out of a deal to ban fossil fuel cars from the roads by 2035 at the COP26 climate change summit in...

Rare and endangered plant species discovered beside housing development on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ENDANGERED PLANTS have just been discovered on the front line at Orihuela Costa, directly between housing and the sea. The flora was being considered for...

Chef Jose Andres tells rival politicians to join forces to stop pollution in the Mar Menor in Spain

INTERNATIONAL chef and philanthropist, Jose Andres, has told rival Spanish political leaders to come together to stop pollution in the Mar Menor. Asturias-born Andres won...

GET A ROOM!: Sex tourists blamed for damaging one of Spain’s best and most ecologically valuable dune systems

BONKING tourists are being blamed for damaging one of Spain’s most important dune systems. While the earth has been moving on the Canary island of...

Repsol installing over 600 electric charging points at service areas in Spain and Portugal

REPSOL is to spend €42.5 million installing 610 electric recharging points at its service stations in Spain and Portugal. The project is part of the...

Solar farm plan launched in Spain’s Alicante area to supply electricity for 70,000 homes

PLANS have been unveiled for a €62 million solar farm in Alicante Province which would produce power for up to 70,000 households. Valencian energy business...

Why a strange figure wrapped in red cloth will be haunting a plaza in southern Spain during COP26

THERE is an unusual sight in Vejer this week where each day from dawn to dusk a figure draped from head to toe in...

Big government plan to fight pollution in the Mar Menor lagoon is announced in Spain’s Murcia region

A plan to combat pollution in the Mar Menor lagoon has been unveiled in Murcia this Thursday by Spain's Ecological Transition minister, Teresa Ribera. The...

‘Excellent’ waters off Spain’s Orihuela Costa contrast with polluted Mar Menor only miles to the south

THE BEACHES of Orihuela Costa have “excellent” water quality, despite being less than 10 miles from the polluted and poisonous lagoon of the Mar...

Iberian lynx killed in road accident in Spain’s Sevilla prompting calls for more protection

AN Iberian lynx has been killed in a fatal ‘hit-and-run’ near Doñana—prompting calls for more protection for the endangered species. The tragic incident took place...

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