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SHINE ON ME: Tax cuts announced for fitting solar panels on houses in Valencia city

In addition, property owners who fit the panels will also be able to apply for grants covering 95% of the so-called ‘Icio’ tax, payable upon installing solar power systems.

THE FUTURE IS ORANGE: Valencian citrus farmers finally on the money ‘thanks’ to COVID

Valencian orange and lemon producers saw their income go up at last

Costa Blanca city becomes the greenest in Spain’s Valencian Community with over 50 charging stations for electric cars

ORIHUELA and its surrounding areas now have over 50 charging stations for electric vehicles, more than anywhere else in the Valencian Community. The Environment Councillor,...

SAVE OUR COAST: Spanish ministry announces urgent project to regenerate the shoreline off Valencia’s Cullera

CULLERA (Valencia Province) will recover the historic sand dunes that dotted its shores more than 60 years ago in a bid to prevent coastal...

EU fine threat over endangered turtle doves in Spain’s Murcia region

THE Murcia government faces a European Union fine if it does not do more to protect the European turtle dove. The endangered migratory bird...

Green energy sparks lowest electricity prices in Spain for 17 years

Spanish society is also increasingly energy-efficient, as part of a general consciousness regarding the environment

BRRR! Winter lands with a bang in Spain’s Valencia region

Today (January 2), the mercury was expected to continue falling throughout the region

DARLING BUDS OF NAY: Valencia region heads ranking of abandoned farmland in Spain

There are currently 162,902 hectares of crops standing empty and unused

GOING GREEN: Valencia region to pass law forcing shops to sell and collect reusable drinks containers

By the end of 2023, at least 10% of cans and bottles on sale at stores must be apt for their reintroduction into circulation

EU expected to help fund eco-friendly underground highway between Spanish coast and inland Costa Blanca

A MULTI-MILLION euro underground highway linking Torrevieja and Orihuela is to be discussed this week, with important funding from the EU. Speedy transport links have...

Intelligent bins to reward recycling in Valencia province

An IT system will be fitted to the containers that will open after reading an ID card or code and measure the amount of refuse generated by each household over a year,

Plans to instal 588 football pitches’ worth of solar panels in Valencia’s Chiva spark mass opposition

A multinational company has purchased land to the tune of €12.6 million to instal 420 hectares of solar panels – the equivalent of 588 football pitches.

Mayor plans ‘green corridor’ to unite city currently split asunder by rail line on Spain’s Costa Blanca

CALLOSA DE SEGURA Mayor, Manuel Martínez, wants a train line through the municipality to be dismantled because, “the tracks cross the city and split...

Two more earthquakes this morning make four in four days in Granada region of southern Spain

TWO MORE earthquakes have hit west of Granada this morning, Sunday December 6. The first was at 9.32am and measured 3.1 on the MMI Scale,...

Forget about the Richter Scale, this is how earthquakes are measured across the world

With so many reports and articles about Europe’s new earthquake hotspot being here in Spain, it’s only right that the Olive Press explain how...

Outrage after two bears shot dead during hunts in northern Spain

TWO bears have been killed during wild boar hunts in northern Spain, sparking fury among conservationists. Two brown bears were killed on Sunday during...

ALERT: SNOW, strong winds and rough seas coming to Spain’s Andalucia this week thanks to northern ice blast

WINTER is arriving to Spain this week thanks to a polar snowstorm which will bring dropping temperatures, snow, an icy wind and rough seas....

Mijas to make dog walkers clean up their pet’s urine as it launches ‘Cuida Mijas’ campaign – and you...

IT will soon be mandatory to wash away your dog’s urine during walks on the streets of Mijas.  Mayor Josele Gonzalez revealed today that the...

Lack of genetic diversity and poor movement corridors between consolidated nuclei of Spain’s Iberian lynx —current threats to the...

GENOMICS and conservation of Spain’s Iberian lynx are the current challenges faced by the new European Life Lynx Connect programme. Roads, unfavourable habitats or a...

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Destructive’ electricity pylons will NOT be built in stunning Alpujarra valley in Spain’s Granada thanks to grass roots...

Grassroots movement Di No a Los Torres (Say No to the Towers) was quick to argue the high voltage towers would have a ‘devastating effect’ on tourism, agriculture and health

Spain to introduce ‘slot machines’ that reward people for recycling bottles and cans

RECYCLING in Spain is about to become rewarding, literally. Following successful trials in Catalonia, national waste management company Ecoembes is setting up ‘yellow slot machines’...

BREAKING: Malaga and Costa del Sol placed on orange alert for heavy rainfall as Atlantic storm hits southern Spain

MALAGA has been placed on an orange alert for heavy rainfall. The warning from weather agency AEMET will start at midnight tonight and last...

A real hoot as owls help fight pests that attack crops on Spain’s Costa Blanca

FIVE Barn owls have been introduced to a Marina Alta farming community on the Costa Blanca. It's part of a major initiative to enhance the...

Hiking routes to escape Spain’s Malaga city without breaking perimeter control

MALAGA city dwellers can discover the Malaga mountains without breaking perimetre controls. Considered the green lung of Malaga, the Montes de Malaga, a protected Natural...

Murcia residents are petitioning to make Mar Menor lagoon a legal person

MURCIA'S residents and academics are petitioning to make Mar Menor lagoon a legal person to protect it against 'ecocide'. If successful, the legislation...

WATCH: Police rescue weakened Griffon vulture which stunned motorists in Spain’s Malaga last week

POLICE have successfully rescued a huge Griffon vulture which was spotted in several areas of Malaga over the past week. After several unsuccessful attempts to...

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