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Calvia beaches in Mallorca awarded most Q Flags throughout Spain

CALVIA beaches in Mallorca have been awarded the most Q Flags throughout the whole of Spain.

Tourist beach on Spain’s Costa Blanca sees return of venomous stinger which cleared local waters last year

No other sightings have been reported so far and no warnings have been issued by local authorities

Green Rubber Global – the next generation business

Oxford Dictionaries has identified “climate emergency” as its 2019 Word of the Year. The choice was between: “climate action,” “climate denial,” “eco-anxiety,” “extinction” and...

78% of coral reefs off Spain’s Costa Blanca ‘damaged’ by rising sea temperature, new study says

A WORRYING 78% of coral reefs off Spain’s Costa Blanca have been damaged by global warming, according to a new study. The Instituto de Ecología...

Spain’s Mallorca recieves two black flags – but there are still 25 Blue Flag beaches to enjoy this summer

The Port of Palma and Cala Egos have this week been classified as an environmental disaster

Six arrested for marketing illegal ivory objects online in Spain’s Alicante – inc. €200 hairbrushes

SIX Costa Blanca residents advertising illegal ivory online have been arrested following an undercover police sting. Guardia Civil agents contacted vendors of suspicious ivory products...

Spain records 48 black flags for most polluted beaches in 2020

THE list of Spain’s most polluted black flag beaches has been released.

ORANGE heat warnings for Spain’s Andalucia tomorrow with highs of 41°C

ORANGE heat warnings have been issued for Andalucia on Monday. Aemet has issued its second-most severe weather warnings for Sevilla, Cordoba and Jaen. All the three...

How Murcia’s ‘cool streets’ technology helps prevent pets burning their paws as temperatures rise across Spain

RED-HOT pavements can be a danger to both children and pets, as summer temperatures spike in Spain. Vienna-based animal welfare charity Four Paws International, warns...

Costa Blanca awakens to earthquake with 3.1 magnitude ‘shaking ground beneath the house’

TORREVIEJA and surrounding areas were awoken early this morning by an earthquake that rattled windows right across the southern areas of Costa Blanca. The quake...

23 goldfinches released into wild by Guardia Civil after arrest of two trappers in Spain’s Torrevieja

TWO men have been arrested for illegally capturing goldfinch birds in the San Miguel de Salinas area. Guardia Civil agents from Torrevieja stopped the men's...

First five months of 2020 in Spain were the hottest of any year since records began

THE first five months of 2020 in Spain have been the hottest first five months of any year since records began.

WATCH: Alicante wildlife expert films himself swimming through ‘horrible’ microplastic soup beneath stunning Cala de Ali beach

A VIDEO showing plastic pollution beneath one of Alicante’s most stunning beaches has gone viral with over 140,000 views in just four days. Wildlife expert...

Animal rescue centre ‘washed away’ risking lives of 48 animals during gota fria starts campaign to build ‘forever home’...

AFTER devastating floods, helicopter rescues and a family split asunder, Big Red’s Animal Rescue Centre has now found it’s ‘forever home’. The devastating gota fria...

Opposition waves bottle of ‘dirty water’ from Mar Menor in Murcia assembly as EU begins investigation in one of...

A bottle of polluted water from the Mar Menor was waved in the air yesterday to prove a point during a session of Murcia’s...

Hailstorms this spring devastate grape, orange and pomegranate crops by 40% in Spain’s Costa Blanca

DOWNPOURS across Spain’s Costa Blanca this spring have devastated crops by up to 40%, according to recent figures out this week. Throughout May and into...

Town in northern Spain named as least polluted in Europe

A TOWN in Castilla y Leon has been named as the least polluted town not only in Spain, but in Europe too.

Two ‘smokers’ arrested as second forest fire on Spain’s Costa del Sol in 24 hours erupts in area...

A YOUNG person and a woman have been arrested over the second Malaga forest fire in 24 hours. The suspects were believed to have been...

WATCH: 3m-long bigeye thresher shark plucked from Alicante’s port

A 3m-long ‘bigeye thresher’ shark has been plucked out of Alicante port waters this week. The body of the shark was spotted by port authorities...

Torrevieja town hall announces €82 million package to stop regular flooding – no hike in water bill

PLANS to end flooding on Torrevieja’s roads have been jointly unveiled by the city’s town hall and water company Agamed.   An €82 million water and...

Spain’s government will provide up to €4,000 to those wanting to buy low emission cars

THE Spanish government will provide up to €4,000 to those looking to buy low emission cars, it has announced, as a way to boost car sales following the coronavirus crisis.

Forest fire that forced road closure on Spain’s Costa del Sol ‘stabilised’

A COSTA del Sol forest fire that forced a road closure has been brought under control. The blaze, which erupted in the arroyo La Jordana...

22-year-old could face year in prison after pit bull found with ‘multiple injuries’ from illegal dogfights in Spain’s Alicante

A PITBULL with multiple injuries to its limbs from ‘illegal dogfights’ has been rescued by Guardia Civil in Spain’s Alicante province. Agents from Jacarilla were...

Spain ranks 14th on list of greenest countries worldwide, while the UK is fourth

SPAIN has ranked 14th on the list of greenest countries in the world, while the UK came in at an impressive fourth.

Flamingos nest for ‘first time ever’ in Torrevieja’s salt lake with at least 600 chicks born

A COLONY of pink flamingos has reproduced for the first time in Torrevieja’s salt lake, with estimates saying at least 600 chicks have hatched. Sightings...

EU parliament to investigate former and current Murcia presidents over ‘severe’ Mar Menor pollution

THE European Parliament will launch an inquiry into four Murcia-region presidents and what they did to stop severe pollution in the Mar Menor lagoon. Environmentalists...

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