Sunday, August 9, 2020

Do you live on the Costa del Sol? Here’s how you can do your bit in the fight against...

On March 24, the Surfrider Foundation Europe invites everyone to join or organise a clean up in their area in this latest push to fight marine pollution

Use of cars in Madrid rises, while use of public transport declines

THE use of cars in Madrid has risen in recent years, whereas the use of public transport has declined.

Spain enters top ten countries with the most sustainable buildings in the world

28% of CO2 emissions come from buildings, so action to reduce this is essential to comply with environmental requirements

Costa Blanca resort shows ‘clear commitment’ to environment with new electric vehicles and free charging points for residents

GUARDAMAR del Segura has invested €80,000 in the acquisition of two electric vehicles, designed to collect household waste from local residents.

REVEALED: Why raw sewage was polluting luxury marina in Gibraltar

Gibraltar Government sources confirmed that works to fortify the main sewer forced rotten sewage to spill into the luxury marina through storm drains.

New Riverwalk approved for Costa del Sol

The Junta de Andalucia has authorised the walk which will run parallel to the Arroyo de Las Cañas in Estepona

280 tons of rubbish collected after Andalucian carnival

Almost 280 tons of rubbish has been collected in Cadiz after the first weekend of carnival

Prosecutor calls for two years in prison for Nerja mayor over illegal landfill

José Alberto Armijo has allegedly been involved in illegal dumping in the Malaga province

Andalucia’s Sierra Nevada ski resort launches ten-year ‘green’ plan in bid to eliminate carbon footprint

THE Junta de Andalucia has prepared a ten-year strategic plan to make Sierra Nevada as ‘green’ as possible.

Spain’s Mallorca launches dog poo crackdown, using DNA testing to catch owners and fine them €300 for not clearing...

Owners are to provide veterinarians with a sample of their canines' DNA, obtained through a blood test or by swabbing a dog's mouth for saliva

OPINION: Gas-guzzling heater ban is step in right direction in fight against climate change

The new regulations are sparking much debate on the fight against climate change

Mayor of Nerja to appear in court for allowing raw sewage to flow into sea in Spain’s Andalucia

The Mayor of Nerja along with current and former councillors has been called to give evidence over the untreated sewage water being pumped into the sea

Group of Costa Blanca mayors demand that busy N-332 road is raised to prevent ‘new catastrophes’ in flood-hit region

FIVE Costa Blanca mayors are demanding quick and urgent solutions to flood prevention in the Vega Baja basin. 

Researchers in Spain’s Mallorca develop material capable of absorbing microplastics from the water

A research group has developed an ingenious material capable of absorbing microplastics from the sea

Mixtape lost in Mallorca washes up more than 25 years later

12-year-old Stella Wedell from Germany, lost the ‘Best of 93’ tape while holidaying, only for it to re-emerge 1,200 miles away

TSUNAMI could rock Spain’s Andalucia ‘as soon as TOMORROW’ as government prepares emergency plan

ANDALUCIA is preparing for a tsunami which could happen 'within 300 years or today'.  The Minister for the Interior Elias Bendodo announced on Tuesday that...

Ecologists blast new coastal path on Spain’s Costa del Sol for ‘bringing more litter’ and ‘damaging natural habitats’

ECOLOGISTS have blasted the highly anticipated coastal path for 'bringing more litter' to the beachfront and 'damaging natural habitats'.  Ecologistas en Accion claim the ambitious...

URGENT: Costa Blanca council calls for volunteers to help clean local beach in second ‘Plastic Pick-Up’ TODAY

ORIHUELA City Council are calling on kind volunteers again to help clean one of their local beaches of plastic and rubbish washed...

WATCH: Mystery after dozens of birds found dead on ground near site of huge petrochemical explosion in Spain THIS is the moment dozens of birds were found dead on a motorway in Spain.  The starlings were seen lying motionless on the C-31b motorway...

France follows Spain in clampdown on outdoor heating in bars and restaurants

The French town of Rennes has been the first in France to ban terrace heaters in the fight against climate change

Demonstrations against opening of new quarry in Spain’s Andalucia

RESIDENTS in Coin have been protesting against the opening of a new quarry.

Hundreds of families STILL getting help from Spanish Red Cross five months after Costa Blanca flooding

DESPITE devastating the region FIVE MONTHS ago, Spain’s Red Cross are still helping out families that were affected by the gota fria...

Public AND private sector preventing pollution in Spain’s Costa Calida during 2020

MAJOR steps in preventing air pollution are being taken this year by both public and private entities in the Murcia region.

How one Costa Blanca industry is going nuts for global warming

THE WARMER climate is favouring at least one industry on the Costa Blanca. Almond growers have seen cultivation for...

Plastic contaminates every blade of seagrass

PLASTIC contaminates every blade of seagrass a study of ocean habitats has found.  The study carried out in the...

WATCH: Dozens of expats lead the way after Costa Blanca council sends out urgent plea for help in beach...

BRITISH and Irish expats, along with this newspaper, lead the way yesterday morning after Orihuela Costa council called out for volunteers to...