Environment

Oil not be back: Last oil rig in Spain to close, ending 60 years of extraction in the country

By Nickacia forrester Petrochemical giant Repsol will stop extracting oil in Spain this month as it responds to new environmental laws. This decision puts an end...

CLEANING UP: Volunteers collect 70 kilos of rubbish from beach and seabed on the Costa del Sol

By Nickacia Forrester FIFTY volunteers who joined in a beach cleanup collected 70kg of trash in just one day. Members of the Association Subacuática Casares (Casares...

SWEET GRAPES: Spain’s Valencia area leads the way in ecological cava production

THE Utiel-Requena inland area of Valencia has long been a world-class denomination for wines rivalling even La Rioja – and cava is the name...

Green initiative launched by town council as it asks people to “do our part” on Spain’s Costa Blanca

LOS MONTESINOS Town Hall is giving away cloth shopping bags in a move to cut waste and safeguard the environment. In exchange for five plastic...

Looking for the best, plastic free, drinking water filter system in Spain? Try ECO PURO

To research or to buy any of the water filter systems offered in this article, visit www.eco-puro.com Micro Plastic pollution is everywhere,  even in bottled...

Protests mount against mega solar farm plans for Spain’s Costa del Sol

PROTESTS against proposed giant solar panel farms are gaining strength across the Costa del Sol with the latest demonstrations held in Coin, Castellar and...

Valencia’s municipality with the most – Orihuela collects 13 Blue Flags for its beaches on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA COSTA collected its 13 Blue Flags from the Valencian government this week, making it the municipality with the most awards for its beaches...

(TOOOOO) HOT OFF THE PRESSES!: Climate change on the agenda

THE WMO (World Meteorological Organisation) just published its latest report on our climate. Before we get to it’s damning conclusions, let me explain a bit...

Radioactive row: Town halls stripped of right to block nuclear waste disposal facilities

By Nickacia Forrester LOCAL town halls will no longer be allowed to block plans to build or extend radioactive waste storage facilities. It is one of...

European money helps finance improved facilities in unique palm grove on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE VEGA BAJA’S El Palmeral de Orihuela will be opening a brand new guest area for visitors to use just in time for the...

Coming clean: Spain making dash for hydrogen in bid to be European leader

SPAIN is to splash €1.55 billion on clean hydrogen production in a bid to become European leader in the new technology. It has earmarked EU...

SEND PLASTIC PACKING: Spanish food industry experts meet to discuss sustainable packaging and new Residue Law

MORE than 200 companies and organisations took part in a virtual meeting this week to discuss sustainable food packaging and the ever-growing problem of...

Lifeguard service and improved facilities resume in time for high season on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA COSTA beaches will have their lifeguard and rescue services resume this Saturday, June 5, just in time for the pending summer season. With lockdown...

EASY, TIGER: This summer’s tiger mosquito plague could be less severe than previous years in Spain’s Valencia

Homeowners are advised to empty out any containers that have filled with stagnant water, turning pots upside down when it rains and keeping a check on any pools or small ponds.

Police investigate over 500 crimes of fly-tipping in “impossible” problem on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA is suffering from an ongoing problem of rubbish-dumping throughout the municipality’s streets. In the year and eight months since the storms and flooding of...

Irrigation halted due to pollution in Vega Baja region of Spain’s Costa Blanca

POLLUTION in waters around the Vega Baja towns of Rojales and Guardamar del Segura halted irrigation last week. The Water Courts of Rojales and Guardamar...

Bear hunt: Pensioner attacked by brown bear while hiking in Spain’s Asturias

A HUNT was on for a bear which attacked a 75-year-old woman while she was on a walk with her family in the countryside. The pensioner...

GREEN CATWALKS: Spain’s Valencia gears up for Ruzafa Fashion Week with the focus on sustainability and environmental responsibility

HERE is a date that all fashion fans need to pencil into their diaries. June 3 to 12 will see the celebration of the Ruzafa...

Iberian lynx: How Spain brought the world’s most endangered cat back from the brink of extinction

JUST two decades ago, the Iberian lynx was identified as the world’s most endangered cat, teetering on the verge of extinction with less than...

Wolf hunting to be banned in Spain but divisions persist over predator

THE wolf has divided society for centuries but now it will be protected in Spain after a ban on hunting comes into action from...

CLEANING UP: Spain set to spend €1.55 billion to kickstart clean hydrogen production

SPAIN is to splash €1.55 billion on clean hydrogen production in a bid to become European leader in the new technology. It has earmarked EU...

STUB IT OUT! Calls for nationwide ban on cigarette smoking at Spain’s beaches

283,000 people have signed a petition calling for a smoking ban on all of Spain's beaches. Environment minister, Teresa Ribera, received the petition organised by...

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT: Spain’s Valencian government relaunches green agenda now COVID is stabilised

THE Valencian regional government is hoping to relaunch its green agenda now that the COVID situation is stabilised. Valencia was one of the first areas...

Lost and severely malnourished Pacific whale spotted on Spain’s Mallorca coast

The whale, named Wally by environmentalists, usually lives on the coast of Korea or the United States, but has been lost for weeks in the Mediterranean

Green crackdown: owners of polluting cars face fines in Spain’s Catalunya

OWNERS of cars which pollute the atmosphere could face fines in Catalunya, the first Spanish region to consider such plans. Vehicle owners will be penalised...

CAMPO CALLING: Small towns and rural villages throughout Spain launch drive to attract new residents and entrepreneurs

Budding entrepreneurs looking to relocate somewhere calmer, less crowded and healthier can apply through the website www.holapueblo.com until June 11.

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