Monday, August 8, 2022

Environment

Sustainable tourism? Those that live on the Spain’s Costas know the dilemma first hand

I don’t think I’m alone in thinking the world has gone mad. Certainly not when you consider the climate and the unbelievable things going on....

All bathing spots in Spain’s Andalucia meet water quality requirements

BEACH-GOERS will be delighted to know that bathing water quality in Andalucia is at adequate levels, according to a recent report. In fact, as stated...

Spain’s Malaga kicks off the 2022 beach season

THE capital of the Costa del Sol has all its summer beach services fully operational. As of yesterday, June 15, until September 30, the 13...

UPDATE: Fourth person arrested in connection with Spain’s Pujerra fire

THE Guardia Civil's Seprona nature protection service has arrested and questioned a fourth person in connection with the latest Sierra Bermeja forest fire. The latest...

Spain’s Air Nostrum buys 10 UK-built helium-powered airships

SPAIN'S Air Nostrum has ordered 10 airships from UK firm, Hybrid Air Vehicles(HAV). The craft named Airlander 10 will be used on Air Nostrum routes...

SERIOUS NEGLIGENCE: Three arrested for forest fire in Spain’s Pujerra

THE Guardia Civil have arrested this Tuesday, June 14, three men for their alleged connection with the Sierra Bermeja forest fire. Initial investigations by the...

Costa del Sol beaches ‘black flagged’ over polluting sunscreen

THE Ecologists in Action organisation hands out two black flags per province in Spain each year for beaches which are not meeting environmental standards. The...

Two Costa Blanca beaches in Spain shamed with ‘black flag’ awards due to sewage dumped into sea

TWO Alicante Province beaches have been awarded Black Flags for 2022 by environmental group, Ecologists in Action. Cala Lanuza(pictured) and Cala Baeza between El Campello...

Strawberry Supermoon: When and where to see it in Spain

MOON lovers have a date today with a strawberry moon—one of three that will take place this year, 2022. This type of moon, the biggest...

Higher than normal number of jellyfish expected along Spain’s Costa del Sol this summer experts warn

MARINE conservation experts from the Aula del Mar in Malaga have said the presence of jellyfish on the Costa del Sol this summer may...

Fatal hit-and-run of two lynx, mother and cub, in Spain’s Doñana causes wildlife ecologists to lash out at Junta

TWO Iberian lynx have been run over this Saturday, June 11, at a black spot area in the Doñana Nature Reserve in Andalucia. The incident...

Current heatwave prompts forest fire concerns in Spain’s Andalucia—with call for ‘maximum caution and responsibility’ from all citizens

JUST days after the first major fire broke out in Sierra Bermeja, experts warn that rising temperatures in the affected areas may pave the...

Spain aims to cut food waste with ‘doggy bags’ on offer for all diners

SPAIN is to introduce a new law making it compulsory for restaurants to offer ‘doggy bags’ in a drive to tackle food waste. The measure...

Andalucia’s drive towards green energy with electric car charging points at Spanish ports

By Livia Cockerell THE regional government in Spain's Andalucia has drafted a plan to install 12 charging points for electric cars at 12 ports of...

LISTED: These are the beaches were smoking is banned on Spain’s Costa del Sol

THE Junta's 'Smoke-free beaches' initiative, launched in 2020 still runs strong in several beaches across Malaga province. The ‘Beaches without Smoke’ campaign was initiated to...

50 horses from Benahavis racecourse evacuated due to blazing fire in Spain’s Sierra Bermeja plus veterinary centre seeks foster...

FIFTY horses from the Benahavís racecourse have been evacuated from the area as a result of the fire that broke out this Wednesday, June...

Residents of Benahavis evacuated by raging wildfire on Spain’s Costa del Sol allowed to return home

RESIDENTS of Benahavis have been allowed to return home after being evacuated because of the Pujerra wildfire, authorities said. At around 11pm last night, Thursday...

British holidaymakers forced to sleep in car as wildfire threatened villa on Spain’s Costa del Sol

A BRITISH woman visiting friends in Benahavis has had her holiday turned upside down after being evacuated in the wake of a forest fire. Retired...

Last stand: British expat refuses to leave her home despite risk as wildfire approaches town in hills above Spain’s...

ONE British expat resident in Benahavis refuses to leave her home, defying orders to evacuate by authorities fearful of the risk from a wildfire...

British yachting champ and green campaigner Ellen MacArthur scoops top Spanish prize

THE woman who sailed in to the record book with the fastest solo circumnavigation of the globe in a yacht in 2005 has been...

Military called in to help fight Pujerra forest fire in Spain’s Malaga—which has already seen three forest firefighters injured,...

THE Pujerra forest fire has set off all the alarm signals once again in Sierra Bermeja. The blaze, which broke out yesterday afternoon, is close...

Greenpeace hangs big rubber shark outside Spain’s Ministry of Fisheries in Madrid on UN World Oceans Day

A five-metre high rubber shark was hung by Greenpeace protestors outside a government ministry in Spain on Wednesday to coincide with UN World Oceans...

Meet the last shepherds eeking out a living on Spain’s ancient pastoral routes

MEET Valentin, his dog Hooky, and Alberto. We occasionally see each other on my walks near Requena, a rural area in Valencia province. Full...

A BUTT TIME: Cigarettes don’t just poison smokers – they poison the environment too

I’VE never understood smoking. My father died when I was 14 of throat cancer caused by smoking. I could not see what was big,...

True Valencian paella is under threat from global warming, warn scientists in Spain

THE traditional Valencian paella is under threat from global warming, warn researchers in Spain, who fear one of the key ingredients is nearing extinction...

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