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Environment

Spain on track for worst fire season in over a decade

SPAIN is well on track for its worst year of wildfires since 2012, with 187,676 hectares of forest razed by flames so far this...

Two dead, 60,000 hectares charred in wildfires across Spain

SPANISH authorities have confirmed that at least 60,000 hectares of forest and agricultural land in Spain have gone up in flames in the last...

UPDATE: More than 1,000 residents on Spain’s Costa del Sol evacuated due to Mijas fire

A FIRE in Mijas has caused more than 1,000 people to be evacuated in Alhaurin de la Torre and Alhaurin el Grande in the...

Award-winning beaches on Spain’s Costa Blanca closed to bathers due to sewage discharge

THREE award-winning 'Blue Flag' beaches on the Costa Blanca have banned swimming after sewage discharges were found in the water. Red flags were raised on...

Jellyfish invasion continues in Spain’s Malaga with western coast beaches under high risk alert

JELLYFISH continue to swarm the beaches of Malaga. Since last weekend an increased presence of the jellyfish has been reported along the Costa del Sol,...

Jellyfish alert on several beaches of Costa del Sol, particularly Spain’s Estepona

YELLOW and orange warning flags have been flying all weekend along the western coast of Malaga due to the high presence of jellyfish. Although the...

SEABIN: Port of Spain’s Malaga installs Seabin to clean sea of unwanted litter

THE Port of Malaga is taking action to keep their waters clean by installing a revolutionary new device, known as a Seabin, to collect...

WATCH: Panic as bus drives through huge fire in Spain’s Aranjuez

PASSENGERS of a bus that was driving through the A7 of Aranjuez on Tuesday July 5 were aghast as they suddenly drove head on...

CRITICAL NUMBERS: Spain’s Doñana registers lowest number of wetland birds in 40 years

DOÑANA is the most prestigious wetland natural area in Spain and provides refuge for hundreds and thousands of waterbirds throughout the year—however, numbers are...

Spain and Portugal experiencing driest spells in over a millennium

THE IBERIAN PENINSULA is going through its driest period for 1,200 years, according to new research. The majority of rain in Portugal and Spain falls...

STAY OUT!: Ibiza may limit cars and tourists entering the islands

ENVIRONMENTALISTS want to cap the number of cars and tourists allowed onto Ibiza. Proposals have been put forward to put in restrictions, particularly during the...

Gang in Spain arrested for carbon-tax fraud scheme

SPANISH authorities have broken up a sophisticated organised crime ring involved in a carbon tax fraud scheme. According to police, the cabal avoided paying carbon...

PEED-OFF: Hefty fines for bathers in Spain’s Vigo who pee in the sea or sand

BEACHGOERS in Spain’s Vigo who answer the call of nature while having a splash could face a hefty fine if caught out. Local authorities have...

Spain’s Sevilla to classify heatwaves and give them names to warn public of danger

TROPICAL storms and hurricanes have been named for years, but now Sevilla will become the first city in the world to classify and christen...

Firefighters battle through the night to control wildfire outside Mijas on Spain’s Costa del Sol

FIREFIGHTERS battled throughout the night to control a wildfire that broke out after midnight on Monday night in the hills near Mijas on Spain’s...

Wildfire finally extinguished after 18 days burning in hills above Marbella on Spain’s Costa del Sol

OFFICIALS have finally declared that the wildfire which raged in the hills above Marbella and Estepona on Spain’s Costa del Sol has been extinguished. The...

Andalucia registers all-time record number of Spanish imperial eagle chicks

AFTER years on the brink of extinction, this rare bird has reached a new all-time record for chicks hatched, with 166 specimens born in...

ANALYSIS: Why is Spain getting hotter every year?

This year, summer has only just begun and 2022 has already experienced record-breaking temperatures with Spain’s warmest May in 58 years, writes Livia Cockerell

How Madrid’s new park plans to keep the city cool

AFTER a month that saw Spain in the grip of the earliest heatwave in more than four decades, Madrid city authorities have unveiled plans...

Experts warn of high numbers of jellyfish along Spain’s Costa del Sol due to levante winds

EXPERTS foresee a higher concentration of jellyfish on the Costa del Sol this summer due to the currents of the Alboran Sea and a...

‘Historic day for aviation’: Fully electric plane flies in Spain for the first time

SPAIN’s first electric plane has made its inaugural flight after taking off from Sabadell Airport, near Barcelona on the morning of Wednesday, June 22. The...

British red kites released in Extremadura to boost Spain’s population of threatened species

MORE than thirty years ago, Spain sent red kites to the UK to boost a population that was on the verge of extinction. The...

Bathing discouraged in Spain’s Benalmadena due to sewage spillage

BATHING has been discouraged between the beaches of Arroyo de la Miel and Malapesquera in Spain’s Benalmadena, until Monday, June 27. The Benalmadena City Council...

City centre restrictions to cut high polluting cars start next year in Spain

HIGH polluting older cars will be banned from centres of large cities in Spain next year with the creation of low emission zones. The new...

Spain’s Valencia City explains why it wants to become the 2024 European Green Capital

VALENCIA leaders have presented details on Monday on their bid to become Europe's Green Capital in 2024. Valencia City was officially declared a candidate in...

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