Friday, November 26, 2021

Environment

Spanish imperial eagle: the bird of prey that narrowly escaped extinction

THE Spanish Imperial Eagle, also known as the Iberian imperial eagle, Spanish eagle, or Adalbert's eagle, was close to global extinction in the 1960s. In...

Mallorca launches award scheme to recognise businesses that go ‘plastic free’

TWO Mallorcan hospitality businesses are amongst the first five in the Balearics Islands to receive the Plastic Free Guardian Certification for reducing their use...

ANALYSIS: Is a volcano on Spain’s Canary Island of La Palma about to blow?

RECENT seismic activity detected on the Spanish island of La Palma have raised fears that a volcano which last erupted 50 years ago  could...

New rules for dogs in Spain’s Valencia—including rinsing dog wee off the streets

VALENCIA'S new Coexistence Ordinance will oblige pooch owners to act responsibly and clean up after their dogs. The city expects dog owners to clean up...

EXPLAINER: These are the protected species whose habitat was destroyed in the Sierra Bermeja wildfire above Spain’s Costa del...

ENVIRONMENTALISTS are counting the cost of the damage from a wildfire that raged for six days and destroyed more than 10,000 hectares of woodland...

Spain’s Sierra Bermeja fire leaves dozens of animals burnt or with serious injuries

THE devastating flames from the Sierra Bermeja wildfire have destroyed almost 10,000 hectares of food, water and shelter the wildlife in the area need...

Joy as Europe’s most critically endangered seabird spotted nesting off coast of Spain’s Ibiza

Environmentalists confirmed that at least 10 pairs of the Balearic Shearwater were seen nesting on the islet of Es Vedranell

EXPLAINER: On second anniversary of killer floods on Spain’s Costa Blanca, we explain the gota fria and how to...

FRIDAY 13th September 2019 was quite a remarkable date for the people of Costa Blanca South. A weather storm and the subsequent flooding caused millions...

Climate change will wipe out glaciers in Pyrenees within 20 years, warn Spanish scientists

CLIMATE change is to blame for the dramatic shrinking of glaciers in the Pyrenees which could all but disappear within two decades, scientists in...

“The fear continues” two years after fatal storms through lack of investment, admits local mayor on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ON THE second anniversary of the gota fria that killed seven people, destroyed property and devastated thousands of lives in Spain, one local mayor...

The devastating Sierra Bermeja fire in Spain’s Costa del Sol has already burnt almost 10,000 hectares over 83 kilometres

THE devastating Sierra Bermeja fire continues to devour everything in its path and has already blazed through 9,963 hectares of wildland and forest areas...

‘Their days are numbered’: Scientist warns that Posidonia will completely disappear in Spain’s Balearic Islands

In a report for the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB), oceanographer Biel Jorda predicts that the species is in grave threat of disappearing despite EU legislation to protect it

Electrifying: Mallorca to invest €54.6 million in five new green energy trains

MALLORCA will be investing €54.6 million in five new electric trains as part of a green strategy for the island. Each of the trains, consisting...

OPINION: Spain’s Mar Menor shows us why it’s time we cleaned up our act

Martin Tye of Mariposa Energia explores what's gone wrong at Spain's Mar Menor

NIGHTMARE: Record numbers of aircraft and firemen tackle Spain’s Costa del Sol blaze into fourth night

TEAMS of firefighters are getting prepared to battle the biggest blaze on the Costa del Sol for decades for a FOURTH consecutive night.The appalling...

How abolition of the old ‘sunshine tax’ started the ‘energy cooperative’ movement for a cheaper greener Spain

BELIEVE it or not, people harnessing the sun’s energy in Spain were taxed until 2018 because they were seen to be depriving energy companies...

World’s second largest sailboat measuring 140m long arrives in Spain’s Ibiza

Passengers are offered 10-day itineraries that can cost between a cool €6,700 and €12,200

EGG-TASTIC! Incredible ‘fried egg jellyfish’ spotted off coast of Spain’s Formentera

The species literally looks like an egg cracked into water and can can up to 35cm in diameter

Endangered Iberian lynx and her two cubs killed after being run over on Andalucian roads

AN Iberian lynx and her two cubs, between five and six months old, have been run over and killed on the JA-6104 road in...

Controversial housing development allowed on ‘virgin’ stretch of the Costa Blanca in Spain

ORIHUELA council has voted for controversial plans to build 2,274 homes at Cala Mosca. The area has been described as the last 'virgin' beach area...

Why six residents of Spain’s Ibiza have gone on hunger strike in the name of climate change

The group are part of Extinction Rebellion, an international grassroots organisation that is known for its direct action tactics to raise awareness about the climate crisis

Green ‘buffer zone’ could be created to fight Mar Menor lagoon pollution in Spain

A green 'buffer zone' of 390 hectares has been suggested in a bid to reduce pollution in the Mar Menor lagoon in Murcia. The proposed...

Half dozen key steps for net zero in Europe, Spain and Britain

A SERIES of small, key behavioural changes will be enough to prevent global warning, a key environmental think tank has claimed. The British body has...

Do something!: Inaction is a weapon of mass destruction when it comes to climate change

By Martin Tye JUST how serious are our elected governments taking climate change? You be the judge. Readers of this column know my thoughts and plenty...

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...

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