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The faithful frog is dying out in Spain and blame is put at the door of human activity

That faithful pondlife inhabitant, the frog, is going extinct in Spain due to the ravages of climate warning and a pandemic of deadly amphibian-killing...

Second phase of Spain’s Sierra Bermeja Forest Restoration Plan to start in January 2023

THE second phase of the Sierra Bermeja Forest Restoration Plan, prepared by a multidisciplinary team, will begin in January with a €2.4 million budget. The...

New signs unveiled in Spain’s Alhaurin de la Torre in bid to protect ducklings crossing road

Alhaurin de la Torre in Malaga has installed roadside signs to try and protect the ducklings in the area. The City Council, through the Department...

DROUGHT CRISIS: Viñuela reservoir in Spain’s Malaga equals all-time low

THE Viñuela reservoir in Axarquia is at 9.2% of its capacity, a figure it has only reached once before, in 2008. The lack of rainfall...

Spain’s Mallorca plans €1 million fine for graffiti artists vandalising heritage areas

VANDALS daubing graffiti on protected elements of the Serra de Tramuntana could be fined up to €1 million under plans for a new law. The...

Puzzling mass arrival of ‘penguin birds’ to Spanish coasts

THE mysterious mass arrival of penguin-like birds to Spanish coasts is surprising experts. According to wildlife experts, several specimens of 'Alca torda' or 'penguin birds'...

Mysterious and thunderous acoustic wave shakes Spain’s Gran Canaria

A METEOR has exploded over Gran Canaria setting off panic across the island. It is believed that the sonic boom which shook Gran Canaria has...

Controversial plans blocked for development on unspoilt part of Spain’s Costa Blanca

A controversial seafront development near Benissa is in doubt after the local council suspended its building licence and ordered a new environmental study. The news...

Invasive exotic species being cleared out in vital conservation work on Costa Blanca micro reserve in Spain

A team is working at Torrevieja's Cabo Cervera micro reserve to clear out invasive exotic flora that is threatening native vegetation. The clear up is...

Long-distance coach travel in Spain to be free of charge from 2023

SPAIN has just increased its free travel scheme to include long-distance coaches. As confirmed by the Minister of Transport, Mobility and the Urban Agenda, Raquel...

First snowfall of the season in Spain’s La Covatilla ski resort

THE ski resort of La Covatilla, located in the Sierra de Béjar, within the municipality of La Hoya, in the province of Salamanca, has...

25 Marbled Ducks—the most threatened duck in the whole of Europe—released in the Guadalhorce River

ENVIRONMENTAL officials from the Junta have released 25 rare marbled ducks into the wild at the Desembocadura del Guadalhorce Natural Park, in Malaga. The small...

When and how to see the Leonids meteor shower in Spain’s Malaga

THE Leonids is one of the two most spectacular star showers of the year, along with the Perseids, which takes place in August. The Leonid...

‘Vanished’ Costa Blanca sandy beach to be restored in multi-million euro project in Spain

A €14.4 million contract has been awarded by the national government to restore Les Deveses beach in Denia. The area has suffered from the some...

More rain and solutions needed as reservoirs sink to 21.4% of their capacity in Spain’s Andalucia

THE reservoirs in Andalucia have lost 13 cubic hectometres of water in the last week and now hold 2,398 out of a total of...

WATCH: Police in Spain’s Malaga rescue a weakened griffon vulture

POLICE have successfully rescued a huge Griffon vulture which was spotted in Malaga last week. Officers from the specialist nature conservation group of the Malaga...

Fire prevention work begins in natural parks in Spain’s Malaga

FOREST fires in Spain have devastated almost 301,000 hectares since January this year according to estimates by the European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS),...

LISTED: Popular animals that can no longer be kept as pets in Spain under new Animal Welfare Law

NUMEROUS popular pets have been banned in Spain under a new Animal Welfare Law which aims to protect native flora and fauna. Since 2013, the...

Massive investment will try to prevent repeat of disastrous 2019 floods in Costa Blanca area of Spain

OVER a quarter of the Valencian government's 2023 budget allocated to the Vega Baja region will be spent on stopping a repeat of the...

Oldest known Iberian lynx in Spain has died

THE female Iberian lynx Aura has died at the age of 20, making her the longest-lived Iberian lynx specimen on record to date. According to...

EU money seals deal for Spain’s first electric car battery factory in Valencia

CAR maker SEAT has confirmed that it will site Spain's first electric car battery plant in the Valencia area. SEAT President, Wayne Griffiths reaffirmed the...

Spain’s Iberdrola announces €17 billion investment in renewables across Europe and USA

ENERGY giant Iberdrola will invest €47 billion in electricity networks, renewable energy production and customer businesses over the next two years. Around €17 billion of...

Barcelona in Spain to become a ‘beachless, smog-enshrouded hell hole’ by 2100 under new AI-powered worst-case climate predictions

Barcelona, the glittering jewel of the western Mediterranean, could be enshrouded in clouds of thick toxic smog, see its green spaces wither away and...

Environmentalists demand changes to electricity pylon plans linking new solar power station to Spain’s Costa Blanca

ENVIRONMENTAL campaigners want changes to the proposed route of a 23 kilometre high-voltage line that will go across the Vega Baja area. They're worried about...

La Viñuela in Spain’s Malaga about to equal its historical minimum

WATER levels in Malaga reservoirs continue to drop at an alarming rate, especially in the Viñuela which has reached a ‘critical’ situation. According to the...

Gandia in Spain’s Valencia to become Europe’s first energy self-sufficient port

GANDIA will be home to Europe's first energy-sufficient port once a new solar energy plant is built. Electromur has been given a €1.7 million contract...

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