Friday, July 10, 2020

Call for livestock drug deadly to vultures to be outlawed in Spain

A pain-killing anti-inflamatory drug used on livestock is lethal to vultures that feed on contaminated carrion

Isolated case of ‘olive tree ebola’ bacteria found in Andalucia

The bacteria, Xylella fastidiosa, was found in three decorative plants in a garden centre in Almeria but officials insist it is a one-off case

‘Ecocide’: Super-intensive olive farms fingered for water shortages in Almeria

Now 400 times more water is being taken from an important Almeria aquifer than enters, an alarming situation that is being blamed on a surge in super-intensive olive production in the zone

Missing dolphin trainer found dead in Mallorca

A social media campaign named Jose Barbero as one of the abusers in an online video

WATCH: Thousands rescued from frozen cars in Spain, hundreds of soldiers deployed

HUNDREDS of soldiers had to be deployed in Spain last night to rescue people from their cars. The resuce effort came after more than 3,500...

IN PICS: eagle-owls and kestrels ELECTROCUTED by cables in crucial Spanish wetland

MASS bird electrocutions have been recorded in a crucial wetland spanning the provinces of Alicante and Valencia.

EXCLUSIVE: Mallorca in shock after spate of brutal cat killings

RESIDENTS are demanding action after a spate of shootings left three cats dead and at least three seriously injured. Police are now probing the shootings...

Building starts in autumn for Costa del Sol mall the size of 30 football pitches

The mall will cover a plot of 200,000 square metres

Spain vows to prioritise transition to renewable energy

SPAIN’S new government has vowed to prioritise its green policy during a meeting in Brussels. Teresa Ribera, the new environment minister, announced that ‘Spain...

Deadly E-Coli bacteria found in Estepona river

EXCLUSIVE: Residents blast the town hall's inaction

Summers in Spain are now FIVE WEEKS longer than in the eighties

Research claims that around 32 million people are affected by a warming climate

Heat warnings of up to 38C for Spain’s Andalucia TODAY as summer temperatures to continue this week

YELLOW alerts have been issued for parts of Andalucia today as summer temperatures are set to continue this week.  Sevilla, Cadiz, Huelva, Jaen and Cadiz...

Electric olives

Claire Doole visits a Córdoba olive farmer and finds he is doing his bit to combat global warming

Mallorca’s first protected wetlands celebrates anniversary with demands for improvements

AS Mallorca's S'Albufera natural park celebrated its 30th anniversary, the GOB demands 'more commitment' and a 'critical analysis' of the park's situation. The park, which...

Former soldier reaches Malaga during three-year charity walk from Denmark to Tanzania

Ex-orphanage worker hoping to raise money for new Masai village well

WATCH: Brits help save sea turtle wrapped in plastic off coast of Spain’s Marbella

https://www.facebook.com/jorge.duranperez.121/videos/2228043530809256/ THIS is the moment a sea turtle was rescued off the coast of Marbella.  The clip shows Brits and Spaniards pull the clearly distressed creature...

Estepona port awarded prestigious Blue Flag

The stamp of honour is reserved for beaches with exceptional water quality, safety, hygiene, accessibility, services, information and lifeguards

BRRR!: SNOW, rain and plummeting temperatures across Spain from FRIDAY

SPAIN'S weather agency AEMET has warned of plummeting temperatures, rain and SNOW.  The bleak outlook is forecast from Friday onwards as a 'mass of very...

Los Merinos would ‘gravely endanger’ local ecosystem

As Ronda mayor appears in court for corruption, new report slams the golf project which he controversially passed

British conservation expert fearful of controversial Andalucian pylon project as power lines kill thousands of birds each year

Birds of prey, including many protected species, have been killed on an industrial scale, something conservation groups have described as ‘truly a massacre’

Sad Spain ranks below Saudi Arabia and Qatar in World Happiness Report 2016

Denmark emerged as the happiest country in the world

Costa del Sol residents being asked to take in refugees this summer

It is hoped locals will open their doors to the families for 10 days

WATCH: Thousands of date palms burnt in UNESCO World Heritage orchards on Spain’s Costa Blanca

Thousands of date palms have been burnt in UNESCO World Heritage orchards in Elche on the Costa Blanca.

Andalucia dubbed a birdwatcher’s paradise

Tourism chiefs travelled to the UK to promote the region's bird-friendly environment

Plague of poisonous caterpillars leaves hundreds of cyclists needing emergency care in Sevilla

Processionary caterpillars have been wreaking havoc across Andalucia
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