Monday, January 27, 2020

Dramatic image captures ‘the power of nature’ with ‘The Leaning Tower of Guardamar’ in Spain’s Costa Blanca

OLIVE PRESS reader, Gary Cummings, of Formentera del Segura, sent us this dramatic picture of what he describes as 'The Leaning Tower...

WATCH: Video of plastic-filled fish goes viral in Spain

The man can be heard saying ‘plastico, puro plastico’

Costa Calida mayor blasts president of Spain’s Murcia region over flood solutions, as residents brick up their own doorways

THE mayor of Los Alcazares has publicly lambasted the president of the autonomous region of Murcia, Fernando López Miras.

Spain declares state of ‘climate emergency’ as Pedro Sanchez aims to make country’s electricity 95% renewable by 2040

SPAIN'S new government declared a national 'climate emergency' on Tuesday as part of a push toward enforcing ambitious measures to fight climate...

Spain arrests 107 people for illegally extracting water from wells

THE Guardia Civil have arrested 107 people for the illegal extraction of water.

Orihuela reopens sports centre only four months after it was “completely flooded” by DANA

FRIDAY saw the reopening of Palmeral Sports Centre of Orihuela, after €95,000 worth of flood damage was caused in September's storms.

Spain unveils new electric car charging points at Carrefour and McDonald’s

Alongside Malaga, Madrid, Valencia and Castilla-La Mancha also have points in various retail areas across the city

Children and elderly warned as air pollution reaches record levels in Spain’s Murcia

MURCIA city has been forced to introduce special measures after its air pollution levels rose to new heights.  The...

Spain’s Murcia region enjoys it’s warmest December this millennium

THE MURCIA region has just enjoyed its warmest December since 1995. Figures from the State Meteorological Agency (SMA) show...

Barcelona drivers to be penalised with new dirty car fines

Owners of banned vehicles who earn less than €8,000 a year will be exempt, as well as delivery vehicles

23 Iberian lynx killed in Andalucia in 2019 but population numbers growing across Spain and Portugal

In general, 2019 was a positive year for the Iberian lynx, with an estimated 150 believed to have been born across Spain and Portugal

SHELL-SHOCKED: Spain to fine animal activist €20,000 for trying to return smuggled turtles back to Morocco in ‘inexplicable’ bureaucratic...

SPAIN'S tax agency has proposed a €20,700 fine against a Cadiz environmentalist for trying to return smuggled turtles back to Morocco. Juan Clavero works with...

Spain almost entirely eliminates burning of coal for electricity some 10 YEARS ahead of schedule thanks to EU regulations

SPAIN has all but eliminated the burning of coal for electricity after turning its back on the fossil fuel at a record rate last...

44-year-old plastic yoghurt pot found ‘intact’ on popular Costa Blanca beach

A 44-year-old plastic yoghurt pot has been found washed up on a popular Costa Blanca beachfront. The strawberry-flavoured Yoplait...

In Spain three animals are abandoned every five minutes

The group also points to the recent surge in the adoption of pets, which it claims can actually help perpetuate the cycle of ‘animal abuse’

Dozens arrested in toxic shame of 30 Spanish waste disposal companies

GUARDIA Civil and Europol have arrested 68 people at 30 companies involved in illegal gas emissions polluting the air we breathe with...

The shocking tale of how the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre evaded ‘gypsy’ owners hunting down a rescued horse,...

WE lost our Sophia a few days ago.  We’ve had many dramatic rescues over the years, but Sophia was...

Costa Blanca mayor claims €530 million government aid will ‘fall far short’ of funds needed to rebuild the Vega...

THE mayor of Orihuela has pleaded with Spain’s central government to release more relief funds following the devastating September floods.

Costa Blanca river less than a metre deep now being dredged, after flood sediment stopped navigation

GUARDAMAR authorities have started the second phase of the dredging of the Segura. The project is designed to extract...

Thousands of dead fish wash up on beach in Spain’s Andalucia in biblical-style plague

“The fish have open mouths and spots along their bodies"

DO YOU KNOW HER? Search underway for ‘kind-hearted’ British woman whose bicycle was stolen while clearing plastic waste from...

DENIA residents are searching for the identity of a British woman who had her bicycle stolen while collecting polystyrene waste washed on...

Deadly caterpillars could hit forest floors and gardens NEXT MONTH warns expert entomologist on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN ENTOMOLOGIST has warned that lethal caterpillars capable of injuring children and killing pets could hit forest floors as early as next...

Spain’s Malaga on track to experience driest year ever as reservoirs remain half full

Until now, the driest year ever was in 1985 when 267 litres of rain per square metre fell in the regional capital

“Disappointed” – UN secretary general laments COP25 climate summit result as key decisions POSTPONED until next year

U.N. CLIMATE talks ended Sunday with a compromise that sparked widespread disappointment, after key decisions on the rules for an international carbon...

WATCH: Film reveals Spain’s secret chemical POISONING of natural water sources along Costa del Sol, Costa Blanca, in Balearic...

Police have carried 1028 inspections after 101 environmental incidents were reported, including 25 ‘illegal spills’ of chemicals
22,446FansLike
722FollowersFollow
89FollowersFollow
3,706FollowersFollow
7,417FollowersFollow
451SubscribersSubscribe

LATEST NEWS FROM THE OLIVE PRESS