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European money helps finance improved facilities in unique palm grove on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE VEGA BAJA’S El Palmeral de Orihuela will be opening a brand new guest area for visitors to use just in time for the...

Coming clean: Spain making dash for hydrogen in bid to be European leader

SPAIN is to splash €1.55 billion on clean hydrogen production in a bid to become European leader in the new technology. It has earmarked EU...

SEND PLASTIC PACKING: Spanish food industry experts meet to discuss sustainable packaging and new Residue Law

MORE than 200 companies and organisations took part in a virtual meeting this week to discuss sustainable food packaging and the ever-growing problem of...

Lifeguard service and improved facilities resume in time for high season on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA COSTA beaches will have their lifeguard and rescue services resume this Saturday, June 5, just in time for the pending summer season. With lockdown...

EASY, TIGER: This summer’s tiger mosquito plague could be less severe than previous years in Spain’s Valencia

Homeowners are advised to empty out any containers that have filled with stagnant water, turning pots upside down when it rains and keeping a check on any pools or small ponds.

Police investigate over 500 crimes of fly-tipping in “impossible” problem on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA is suffering from an ongoing problem of rubbish-dumping throughout the municipality’s streets. In the year and eight months since the storms and flooding of...

Irrigation halted due to pollution in Vega Baja region of Spain’s Costa Blanca

POLLUTION in waters around the Vega Baja towns of Rojales and Guardamar del Segura halted irrigation last week. The Water Courts of Rojales and Guardamar...

Bear hunt: Pensioner attacked by brown bear while hiking in Spain’s Asturias

A HUNT was on for a bear which attacked a 75-year-old woman while she was on a walk with her family in the countryside. The pensioner...

GREEN CATWALKS: Spain’s Valencia gears up for Ruzafa Fashion Week with the focus on sustainability and environmental responsibility

HERE is a date that all fashion fans need to pencil into their diaries. June 3 to 12 will see the celebration of the Ruzafa...

Iberian lynx: How Spain brought the world’s most endangered cat back from the brink of extinction

JUST two decades ago, the Iberian lynx was identified as the world’s most endangered cat, teetering on the verge of extinction with less than...

Wolf hunting to be banned in Spain but divisions persist over predator

THE wolf has divided society for centuries but now it will be protected in Spain after a ban on hunting comes into action from...

CLEANING UP: Spain set to spend €1.55 billion to kickstart clean hydrogen production

SPAIN is to splash €1.55 billion on clean hydrogen production in a bid to become European leader in the new technology. It has earmarked EU...

STUB IT OUT! Calls for nationwide ban on cigarette smoking at Spain’s beaches

283,000 people have signed a petition calling for a smoking ban on all of Spain's beaches. Environment minister, Teresa Ribera, received the petition organised by...

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT: Spain’s Valencian government relaunches green agenda now COVID is stabilised

THE Valencian regional government is hoping to relaunch its green agenda now that the COVID situation is stabilised. Valencia was one of the first areas...

Lost and severely malnourished Pacific whale spotted on Spain’s Mallorca coast

The whale, named Wally by environmentalists, usually lives on the coast of Korea or the United States, but has been lost for weeks in the Mediterranean

Green crackdown: owners of polluting cars face fines in Spain’s Catalunya

OWNERS of cars which pollute the atmosphere could face fines in Catalunya, the first Spanish region to consider such plans. Vehicle owners will be penalised...

CAMPO CALLING: Small towns and rural villages throughout Spain launch drive to attract new residents and entrepreneurs

Budding entrepreneurs looking to relocate somewhere calmer, less crowded and healthier can apply through the website www.holapueblo.com until June 11.

LIVES SAVED: Fewer car journeys during Spain’s 2020 lockdown cut pollution and premature deaths

IMPROVED air quality in Spain caused by last year's pandemic lockdown restrictions may have prevented at least 170 premature deaths. It's largely down to fewer...

DOWN ON THE FARM: Plans underway to launch first ‘open farms’ day in Spain’s Valencia region to promote sustainable...

IF the coronavirus pandemic has taught us anything, it is to appreciate the importance of local commerce – specially when it comes to food. Producers,...

GETTING BATTY for home comforts to fight off mosquitoes in a park area on Spain’s Costa Blanca

BATS and birds are being coaxed to have a home in a Costa Blanca park in order to fend off nasty pests and mosquitoes. Boxes...

Spain’s climate change law is passed in Madrid to make country ‘carbon-neutral’ by 2050

SPAIN'S new climate change and energy law was passed by Congress in Madrid today(May 13). It aims to make Spain a carbon-neutral country by 2050. All...

WHAT A MESS: Plastic invades the beaches of Spain’s Valencia region

Other common objects include cigarette ends, construction materials, cotton earbuds, crisp packets and bottles.

GREEN TOWNS: Small village in Castellon among the 10 most environmentally friendly towns in Spain according to Greenpeace

A SMALL mountain village in inland Castellon is one of the 10 most environmentally friendly towns in Spain, according to Greenpeace. A study by the...

LIGHTS OUT: Valencia region is third worst in Spain for light pollution and energy efficiency

Regional government sources insist that a project is currently being drawn up ready for the approval of a regional energy efficiency law in the near future.

Children encouraged to recycle waste with new playground bins on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA City Council is installing 68 new litter bins at playgrounds throughout the municipality to encourage recycling among children. The program is meant to raise...

Prosecutors to force Murcia’s government to investigate companies polluting the Mar Menor in Spain

THE Murcia government will be taken to court to force it to investigate ten companies who are accused of polluting the Mar Menor, one...

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