Sunday, June 20, 2021

Nature

Bison found poisoned and decapitated on a Spanish reserve

The herd was poisoned first so that their heads could be cut off and sold

Spanish companies at risk of €69,000 fines for ignoring ‘secret’ EU energy saving law

Firms have until December 5 to meet the new regulations aimed at saving energy

A different sort of noise: Lenox Napier’s Portuguese adventure

I last visited the other side of the Iberian peninsula two decades ago with an old black and white guidebook from 1957… so it wasn’t really much of a surprise that Portugal had changed a bit, writes Lenox Napier

The Eco Garden: Get a Spring in your Step

Now that Spring is finally here it’s time to get in the garden. Here are our top tips for the month

Fish used in Asian restaurants across Malaga found to cause orange diarrhoea

Experts say the fish ‘has a fat composed of waxy esters that are not digestible for humans, so when consumed people suffer from gastrointestinal disorders’.

Storm Bruno set to bring snow to Andalucia, fierce winds to the Balearics

SNOW is predicted to fall in the mountains of Andalucia tomorrow ahead of a week of inclement weather. Storm Bruno will hit the peninsula hard,...

Monster six-foot long catfish caught by British father and son in Spain

The father wrestled with the fish for 45 minutes

Police probe in Spain’s Andalucia after ILLEGAL zoo with turtles, ostriches and porcupines BUSTED

It comes after cops found fake permits for at least 14 animals at facilities in Villafranca de los Barros in February

Tips on how to embrace your mid-life crisis in Spain

Perhaps it is the fact that, when I’m running down the Spanish Top Ten on my breakfast show, I can recognize only about three of the artists – and wonder where the vowels went with the rest of them (The Weeknd, SZA etc.).

Doñana National Park saved from brink of destruction by Spain’s dirty fuel giants

The ruling against the Petroleum Oil and Gas Spain comes after a decade of legal debate

BEACH BARS VS THE BIRDS: Spain’s Castellon launches plans to reopen summer beach bars amidst environmental concerns

The clock is ticking for a summer campaign that is hoped will be better than last year’s

Organisms living without oxygen discovered beneath the surface in Sevilla

Researchers believe life could exist on Mars under similar circumstances

British insurance company to pay part of €1.8 billion in damages to Spain government for disastrous 2002 oil spill

A SPANISH court has ordered a British insurance firm to cough up part of €1.8 billion in damages to the Spanish government. The A Coruña...

13,000 flamingos born at Fuente de Piedra nature reserve

The new arrivals will be tagged and inspected in the coming weeks

Record number of birds spend winter in Andalucia

Almost one million migrating breeds have been recorded in the region’s wetlands

Oasis of hope: Oro del Desierto olive grove’s ethos could be sustainable solution to Almeria’s superintensive olive farms crisis

Tabernas’s Oro del Desierto olive grove is a different world to the vast super-intensive farms it neighbours, which are sapping the region of its life blood - water

VIDEO: Have you met San Pedro’s resident pig?

Rumour has it he has lived in the town since he was a piglet

Andalucia’s black vulture population reaches new high

Andalucia's black vulture population has reached highest level in history

500 forced to flee after second Huelva fire ravages the area

The fire is believed to still be ravaging the area towards Almonaster

2016: What a year!

A look back at one of the most dramatic years in memory

EXCLUSIVE: Estepona composting plant exposes 10,000 residents to pollution

Controversial composting plant will affect 10,000 people

VIDEO: Man swept to death in Benidorm storm

Attempting to reach his car, the 76-year-old was swept out to sea in Benidorm on Saturday afternoon

Chocolate could be wiped from the face of the earth by 2050, according to new study

Scientists from the University of California say the cocoa plant is scheduled to disappear as early as 2050 due to warmer, more arid conditions.

British bird lovers to stage 700 mile trek through Spain to save turtle doves

The four Brits will walk 700 miles from Tarifa to Asturias from February 5 to raise money to help protect the bird, whose population has fallen by 93% in the UK and 74% in Europe since 1970

Urgent measures being drawn up to combat threat of drought across Andalucia

New water plans include installing a pipeline from the Iznajar reservoir in Cordoba to the Antequera area, which was supposed to have been built two years ago.

SNIFFED OUT: Group in Spain fined €86,000 for cooking stew of protected birds after police smelt it from cliff

The group’s lawyers claimed the meat was lamb, but judges said that defence was ‘not at all credible’

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