Friday, February 26, 2021

New sewer is just the start of ‘various projects’ promised by mayor in popular expat area on Spain’s Costa...

SAN FULGENCIO, in the Costa Blanca’s Vega Baja region, is due to have a modernised sewer installed that the mayor described as...

Valencia launches drive to become climate-neutral by 2030

VALENCIA city will be partly climate-neutral before 2030. The local council plans to approve a motion on Thursday (February...

Flood prevention project planned for popular expat area on Spain’s Orihuela Costa

ORIHUELA COSTA should see no more flooding, thanks to a proposed multi-million euro prevention project with Hidraqua. The coastal...

CITIZEN CANE: Bamboo and undergrowth cleared from La Safor rivers

THE buildup of bamboo canes and undergrowth in riverbeds and under bridges throughout the Valencian Community is usually the main culprit of...

Forest plantation further increases biodiversity on river bank in Spain’s Costa Blanca

A RIPARIAN forest is being planted on the banks of the Segura river, east of Rojales in the Vega Baja region of...

Solitary bees encouraged to reproduce in fight against climate change on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ROJALES City Council, in the Vega Baja region of Alicante province, has just launched a second project to fight climate change along...

Riverside development and urban renewal project costing 400,000 euros planned on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE SEGURA riverside in Orihuela is due to have an urban renewal project costing just over €400,000. CENTRAL...

Energy firm Iberdrola announces plan for massive floating wind power farm off Spain’s coast

SPANISH energy company Iberdrola wants to spend over €1 billion on a massive floating wind power farm off the coast, so long...

WELCOME TO ‘MANHATTAN’: Plans for mega development complex in Valencia’s Cullera to go ahead despite court setback

THE highly controversial development known as ‘Manhattan’ will finally go ahead as planned in Cullera (Valencia Province) despite a court sentence against...

Plastic Sea: Almeria’s environmental and humanitarian disaster

IF anyone has told you that the Great Wall of China is visible from space, I’m afraid they were telling fibs –...

BEAUTIFUL BUT DEADLY: Iberian wolves expected to return to Spain’s Valencia region within the next five years

WOLVES are expected to return to the Valencia region. Leading biologists believe that the combination of dwindling population figures...

WHAT A LOAD OF RUBBISH: Surge in COVID-related hospital refuse triggers storage chaos in Valencia

THE huge increase in disposable hospital refuse due to the COVID pandemic is causing severe storage and disposal problems.

Over 200 trees to be planted in new forest to improve biodiversity on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A NEW initiative in the Vega Baja area of Spain’s Costa Blanca South will see over 200 trees planted to form a...

FULLY CHARGED: Valencia driving schools switch to electric cars to reduce pollution and promote clean transport

THE motor industry is currently facing one of its most profound and vital challenges in history – and Valencia is revving up...

RED MIST: African sand blankets Spain’s Mediterranean coast

Experts report that there are very few documented cases of this type.

Wolf hunting to be banned throughout Spain in ‘historic win’ for conservationists

THE Iberian wolf has been classed as a protected species by the Spanish Government, making it illegal to hunt the animal nationwide.

International supermarket chain Lidl launches project to support a sustainable Olive Oil industry in Spain

LIDL Supermarkets are launching a new project on Monday, February 8, promoting the sustainable development of the olive sector in Spain.

Beauty belies Spain’s toxic cover-up

AT FIRST GLANCE, you might think a sci-fi writer had dreamed up this polar scenery of ice-like foam sheets atop a dazzling...

TOP MARKS: Up to 45 stretches of coastline in the Valencian Community classed as having ‘exceptional environmental value’

UP to 45 beaches throughout the Valencian Community have been granted top marks in a new environmental study by the regional government.

Valencian scientists reintroduce endangered species of newt in the Serra Calderona

Natural ponds have recently been found to play a vital role in regulating global warming, as they trap and filter carbon dioxide naturally.

City on Spain’s Costa Blanca runs on 100% renewable energy sources for entire year

ORIHUELA, in the Vega Baja region of Spain’s Costa Blanca South, has just announced that all of the Iberdrola electricity used throughout...

REVEALED: The Saudi company behind the potential ‘avalanche’ of wind turbines across Spain’s Costa Blanca

COSTA BLANCA North is set to become a huge wind farm, consisting of turbines as high as 30-storey buildings - if a...

Volunteers sought to help with cactus clearance on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE ARIZONA cactus is alive and all-too-well in the mountains above Orihuela, and volunteers are being sought to help remove them.

‘Beastly’ windmill project that ‘will endanger animal lives and the environment’ is universally slammed on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A POWER generation project across nearly 150,000 acres of Spanish countryside has been widely criticised by the four councils it would affect.

Fly tippers’ “irresponsible attitudes” slammed as roadside rubbish removal starts in popular expat area on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA and Orihuela Costa streets are being cleared of piles of rubbish seen dumped by fly tippers at the roadside.

SHINE ON ME: Tax cuts announced for fitting solar panels on houses in Valencia city

In addition, property owners who fit the panels will also be able to apply for grants covering 95% of the so-called ‘Icio’ tax, payable upon installing solar power systems.

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