Environment

City buildings plunge into darkness on Spain’s Costa Blanca to raise awareness of global warming

ORIHUELA City Council is supporting the Hour of the Planet again this weekend, and raising awareness of global warming. Between 8:30pm and 9:30pm on Saturday,...

VINAROS GOES SOLAR: Castellon town council launches solar power project for residents and businesses

In addition to the environmental benefits, going solar is also geared towards helping families save money on their electric bill.

Project under fire: Benahavis residents protest against plans to erect ugly power lines that will mar local countryside

EXPATS and locals have joined forces to fight plans to prevent an idyllic green valley from being blighted by electricity pylons. Up to 100 people...

EU to help fund €1.2 billion conservation project saving agriculture in Spain’s Valencia Region

SAFEGUARDING economic sustainability and water supplies in the Valencian region is to cost 1.2 BILLION euros, with the help of the EU. A new Valencian...

SMOKE SIGNALS: Gandia bans smoking on Nord beach due to public health and environmental reasons

Each discarded butt is said to potentially pollute thousands of litres of seawater, leading to severe damage to marine life.

PLUG AND FLY: Spanish airline applies for EU COVID funding to electrify fleet

VALENCIAN airline Air Nostrum is in line to receive €42 million of European Union COVID recovery funds to convert its fleet to electric. With car...

Revolutionary flood prevention system offers residents free water on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A STORM tank has been installed in Bigastro that can collect 200,000 litres of rainwater and provide the town free water for irrigation or...

SEAT and Iberdrola ‘to build Spain’s first EV battery plant’

VOLKSWAGEN Group’s SEAT subsidiary plans to team up with power company Iberdrola to build Spain’s first battery factory for electric vehicles. Reyes Maroto, Spain’s Minister...

‘Z cars’: Spain’s National Police expand fleet of greener hybrid patrol cars

SPAIN’S National Police have added 300 environmentally-friendly ‘Z cars’ to its fleet of vehicles. The plug-in hybrids will be rolled out along with the installation...

REWARDING RECYCLING: Valencia unveils new yellow bin scheme that earns points for deposits

Reciclos is expected to be launched throughout Spain this year.

VIDEO: Drones capture incredible beauty of whales feeding off Barcelona coast in Spain

DRONE cameras have captured the beauty of fin whales feasting on krill off the coast of Barcelona, a ritual that occurs in the same...

WELCOME TO TREE CITY: Valencia’s Gandia earns international award for its trees and gardens

GANDIA has been officially named ‘Tree City of the World’ by the United Nations (UN). The capital of La Safor district (Valencia Province) currently has...

Locals invited to ‘grow their own’ as new urban gardens project blossoms in expat urb’ on Spain’s Costa Blanca

POPULAR with British expats, San Fulgencio’s La Marina urbanisation, is to have a €79,000 urban garden development creating 68 jobs. The project, developed with Hidraqua,...

United Nations to investigate whether Spain is at fault for major pollution incidents in Mar Menor lagoon

A four-year campaign to get the United Nations to investigate whether Spain has breached environmental rules in the Mar Menor lagoon has succeeded. The Ecologistas...

Eco-tourist routes resume with virtual walks to cope with demand on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TORREVIEJA is to see its eco-tourism routes resume through its natural parks, after a hiatus caused by the Covid-19 restriction. The popular walks through Torrevieja...

SUNNY OUTLOOK as Spain’s top power provider unveils first solar plant projects in Valencian Community

ENERGY company Iberdrola is to build its first three solar energy power plants in the Valencian Community costing €235 million. Two of the new facilities...

Spain’s Malaga lays ambitious foundations for a green belt around city to combat climate change

A HIGHLY ambitious plan has been announced by Malaga City Council to combat climate change. Malaga City Council, through the Urban Environment Observatory (OMAU), is...

Down in the dumps: Spain ignoring recycling targets

SPAIN has been ignoring critical European-wide waste recycling targets. The country has not just been missing a 50% recycling (or re-use) target set by the...

BURNING ISSUE: Log stoves and fires are more harmful for health and environment then road traffic

THERE is nothing many expats love more than a roaring fire or a fuel efficient log-burning stove. But beware. While a log fire might be...

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 “very necessary”. But...

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 25) entitled ‘Valencia Ciudad Neutra’ (‘Valencia...

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 region of Costa Blanca South covers...

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 the heavy...

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 Costa Blanca. The...

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 with the...

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. Orihuela City Council, through its Department of Services...

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