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Environment

Lizards on Ibiza in Spain hit by booming snake numbers caused by rising British visitors

A big rise in Ibiza's snake population is threatening the island's iconic green lizards. The snakes now populate around half of Ibiza and are not...

Massive human chain formed around the Mar Menor lagoon in Spain to protest against environmental disaster

THOUSANDS of people formed a human chain around the Mar Menor on Saturday(August 28) in protest over tons of dead fish washing ashore. Residents and...

Bioparc in Spain’s Valencia celebrates birth of highly threatened species of primate

VALENCIA’S Bioparc zoo is well and truly earning its stripes as a prime animal conservation and protection site. Just one week after carers stepped in...

Survey names the cities in Spain under the biggest threat from major earthquake damage

MURCIA and Alicante are the most vulnerable cities in Spain to possible earthquake damage, according to an Alicante University survey. Researchers have examined the probability...

People power pushing authorities to properly promote zero waste project on Spain’s Costa Blanca

SEVEN separate organisations have joined together to lobby local authorities in their efforts to clean up the Vega Baja area of the Costa Blanca. Together,...

Spain’s government refuses ’emergency’ status for Mar Menor lagoon despite dead fish washing ashore for over a week

SPAIN'S government will not declare the Mar Menor an 'emergency' area as it continues its war of words with its regional counterpart. Madrid's refusal follows...

Unidentified brown stain forces closure of three beaches in Spain’s Valencia

The same experts pointed out that similar incidents have been reported along the Valencian and Catalan coastlines in previous summers, and that it is completely natural and nothing to worry about.

Police fines of €760 for dumping waste on Spain’s Costa Blanca as two popular expat cities plead with public...

TORREVIEJA and San Fulgencio have both taken to social media in joint pleas for the public to correctly dispose of waste - or face...

Baby loggerhead sea turtles hatch from nest in Spain’s Mojacar

EIGHT loggerhead turtles have hatched on the beach of Granatilla in Mojacar (Almeria). The nesting was detected on July 5 by a citizen who called...

Power firm Iberdrola is being probed over draining a reservoir in Zamora Province area of Spain

IBERDROLA is to be investigated over the controversial draining of a reservoir in western Spain. The power company has been accused of breaking rules at...

Sailing club joins council in promoting local recycling campaign on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A COSTA BLANCA sailing club is helping Orihuela City Council with their “Choose Recycle” campaign. The Dehesa de Campoamor Nautical Club has joined the plastic...

Thousands of dead fish and marine life wash onto beaches of the polluted Mar Menor lagoon in Spain

PROSECUTORS will investigate a new incident of dead fish washing onto Mar Menor beaches yesterday(August 16). In October 2019, swathes of oxygen-starved fish washed onto...

Dramatic solar energy prediction for Spain’s Costa Blanca if majority of homes install panels

ALMOST 99% of the Valencian Community's electricity could end up being generated by domestic solar panels according to a survey conducted by renewable...

Wildfire in Spain’s Castellon devours 500 hectares of forest and forces evacuation of entire town

DESPITE the best efforts of regional and local authorities, the weekend’s scorching temperatures, vicious westerly winds and electrical storms conspired to trigger several forest...

First shopping centre in Spain to receive tourist quality award launches market festival for eco traders on Costa Blanca

ELCHE’S L’ALJUB Shopping Centre is the first in Spain to receive the Q Seal for Tourist Quality. As part of the celebrations, it’s hosting a...

WHEN CHANGE IS NOT GOOD: UN report highlights climate change threat faced by Spain’s Valencia region

LARGER forest fires, more torrential downpours, flooding, droughts, heatwaves, severe coastal erosion and acidification of the sea await the Valencia region if carbon dioxide...

WATCH: Police officers rescue poisoned fox in Spain’s Malaga

THE veterinary team at the Andalucian Centre for the Recovery of Endangered Species (CREA) are battling to save the life of a fox rescued...

Stargazing: When, where and how to see this year’s Perseid meteor shower in Spain

AN annual meteor shower known as the Perseids offers a spectacular cosmic light show that reaches its height in mid-August, all you need to...

RED ALERT: Access closed to mountain and forest areas throughout Spain’s Valencia region to prevent fires during heatwave

The Generalitat officially announced the drastic and unprecedented decision today in an effort to prevent a repeat of the severe forest fires that have destroyed Greece and Turkey.

Authorities urge ‘maximum caution’ as mercury set to soar above 40ºC on Spain’s Costa Blanca

MAXIMUM CAUTION has been advised ahead of the record-breaking heatwave due on the Costa Blanca in the next few days. Orihuela’s Councillor for Civil Protection...

IN PICS: ‘Mini-tsunami’ brings flooding to two coastal towns on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THOUSANDS of people living on and near the coast in Santa Pola and Guardamar woke up on Wednesday to see devastation caused by overnight...

Yachts banned from stretch of coast in southern Spain after recent spate of killer whale attacks

SPAIN has once again ordered small vessels to avoid sailing in a stretch of coast that is being terrorised by a rogue pod of...

Forest fire forces evacuation of 160 residents in Spain’s Valencia Province

THE first major forest fire in the Valencia region this summer forced the evacuation of 160 residents in La Safor (Valencia Province) over the...

Why the Mar Menor in Spain has become Europe’s saddest example of environmental vandalism

THE Mar Menor in Murcia is Europe's largest saltwater lagoon but also one of the continent's saddest stories over the ravages of pollution. It's an...

EXPLAINED: What is the thick brown sludge clogging up beaches in Spain?

SCIENTISTS have warned over the damaging environmental effects of a thick brown algae which is invading Spanish beaches.  Known as rugulopterix okamurae, it arrived on...

Ten of the most amazing and interesting trees to visit in Spain

TREES are one of the most breathtaking natural wonders in our world and Spain has its fair share of truly exceptional ones. The Olive Press...

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