Thursday, May 19, 2022

Environment

Guardia goes green: Nine hybrid cars added to police vehicle fleet on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ALBACETE Guardia Civil has added 13 new vehicles to its fleet, nine of which feature energy-saving hybrid technology. A presentation ceremony this week saw the...

Andalucia is home to the longest beach in Spain

SPAIN has about 7,500 km of coastline and more than 3,000 beaches, beaches which come in all shapes and sizes, from rocky coves and...

Beach nourishment: Spain’s Malaga to receive 300,000 m3 of sand in effort to restore sand loss due to recent...

MORE than 30,000 cubic metres of sand will be pumped into Malaga’s beaches in efforts to restore the coastline. Work is already underway to restore...

Reservoirs in Spain’s Malaga over 50% capacity with only one remaining in ‘critical’ state

SPRING in the province of Malaga has brought abundant rain and with it eased the situation in the reservoirs in the province, which had...

Animal abuse cases in Spain soar in 2021

THE number of known animal abuse cases in Spain, in which police took action in 2021, amounts to a total of 5,752—14% more than...

Valencian President visits Vega Baja pledging €12m for vital infrastructure work on Spain’s Costa Blanca

VEGA BAJA welcomed Valencian president Ximo Puig yesterday, May 2, as he came to announce some big spending plans. After the limitations exposed by, and...

OPINION: When it comes to saving the planet, it’s now or never

THE human race never learns. Why? Are we stupid, ambivalent, or just downright lazy? Read on and you decide. My vote is for all three. When you...

New pollution ‘catastrophe’ warning for Mar Menor lagoon in Spain’s Murcia region

MURCIA'S Mar Menor lagoon is facing a new 'environmental catastrophe' according to a local council. Recent heavy rainfall and rising temperatures has led to increased...

Castellon Province natural park boss investigated over 12 donkey deaths in Spain’s Valencia region

THE head of the Desert de les Palmes Natural Park, Toni Garcia, is being investigated by the Guardia Civil over the death of a...

Work continues to banish cars from centre of major city on Spain’s Costa Blanca

CARS will soon be banished from Alicante city centre, as pedestrianisation work continues from today, April 19, in the streets around the Teatro Principal. The...

Restaurants and bars across Spain are now required by law to offer free tap water 

FOR years campaigners have been calling for Spain to make it a legal obligation to provide free tap water on demand at bars and...

Unusual prize offered as incentive for collecting rural waste in towns on Spain’s Costa Blanca

PEOPLE in the Vega Baja towns of Costa Blanca South are being offered an unusual incentive to encourage collection and composting of rural waste. All...

Heed the news: More needs to be done to protect the environment

APART from the devastating and deeply upsetting events unfolding in Ukraine, two very noteworthy pieces of news were in the news last week that...

ANALYSIS: Octopus farms raise huge animal welfare concerns – and they’re unsustainable too

A proposed new large-scale octopus farm in Spain is a huge risk to the welfare of this sentient and intelligent animal.

SOMETHING TO CHEW ON: Sheep and goats brought in to help protect Collserola Natural Park in Spain’s Barcelona against...

ARE the old ways the best? Barcelona’s city council is hoping to find out by bringing in a flock of sheep and goats to...

Local mayor slammed as ‘grotesque’ following his support of Torrevieja skyscraper ‘aberration’ on Spain’s Costa Blanca

PUBLIC PRESSURE groups and political parties are being invited by Sueña Torrevieja to join together in a bid to ban a building project by...

The Dangers Of Rising Waters In Spain Caused By Global Warming

Spain's beaches are anticipated to shrink by an average of 15 meters (50 feet) by 2050 as sea levels rise and stronger waves and...

MAPPED: New research highlights extreme danger wind turbines pose to migratory birds in Spain

SCIENTISTS have tracked the migratory routes of hundreds of birds to highlight the areas in Europe and North Africa where they are at most...

MAKING A SPLASH: Spain’s first wave power project planned for Mallorca

PORT ADRIANO in Mallorca is set to have Spain’s first wave power station. The local authorities have signed an agreement with Swedish/Israeli company Eco Wave...

27-million-euro works to repair 39 beaches in Spain’s Malaga due to storm damage

EMERGENCY works worth €27 million will be needed to help restore the Malaga coastline. Following the easterly storm that lashed the Costa del Sol last...

Torrevieja may have to pay millions to skyscraper developer if it loses court case on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A CONTROVERSIAL 26-storey skyscraper project planned for Torrevieja faces the threat of prosecution from the Ministry of Ecological Transition, with residents likely footing the...

Storm-damaged beaches WILL be open for Easter on Spain’s Costa Blanca

DESPITE recent storms through the region, Orihuela Costa beaches WILL be open in time for Easter, claim local authorities. These beaches prove incredibly popular with...

Barcelona in Spain bans smoking on all beaches from July to boost health and environment

BARCELONA'S beaches will become 'no-smoking' areas from this summer. The permanent ban on lighting up follows a successful pilot on four beaches in the Catalan...

Climate change activists smear red paint on Spain’s Congress building in Madrid

CLIMATE change protestors daubed red paint on the steps leading to Spain's Congress building in Madrid on Wednesday. Walls were also smeared as part of...

How the brown bear has been brought back from the brink of extinction to thrive in Spain’s Pyrenees

JUST three decades ago brown bears were on the brink of extinction in the Pyrenees, the population all but wiped out by hunters and...

Benidorm on Spain’s Costa Blanca spending €2.5 million on LED street lights in Levante Zone

A bumper €2.5 million contract to overhaul street lighting in the Levante Zone of Benidorm has been advertised by the city council. LED technology will...

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