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Forget climate change – the bees are buzzing off

If bees became extinct today, mankind would follow suit in 2012. Albert Einstein proclaimed this insect the most important factor in our food chain.

Agave a day…

… helps us work, rest and play claims prickly BOB MADDOX, who takes a peek at one of Andalucía’s most iconic plants

Take a peek at Celtic Spain

Mike Souter has been writing travel features for over 25 years. He has reported from places as far apart as New Zealand and Cuba....

The battle of Lake Zahara

After their stunning home appeared in the Olive Press, the owners of Finca Pantano found a trio of buyers in a bidding war. Who said the property market was dead?

Zen and the art of fuel efficiency

After the fuel crisis of a fortnight ago many people will be looking for more economical ways to remain on the road. Here are...

The New Battle of Trafalgar

A new frontline is being drawn up along the Costa de la Luz, between developers and nature lovers who want to save one of...

Meltdown confirmed

Prices slump across Spain as US economist Greenspan claims Spanish economy in danger. Meanwhile banks stop lending on country properties and golf course schemes! By Jon...

Government reiterates coast battle

Cádiz coast first to benefit from construction crackdown

Dangerous shores for Jaws

It is official. The Mediterranean Sea is now the most dangerous place on Earth to swim - that is, if you are a shark

The “poverty complex” destroying Spain

The Olive Press' JON CLARKE talks to Greenpeace director Juan Lopez de UraldeHE is lost for words when asked why Spain does not value...

“Granada is a great example of the Alliance of Civilisations”

Both Turkey’s Prime Minister and CARLOS PRANGER believe Granada symbolises harmonious co-existence between different cultures. However, the latter is not as confident as the...

Spanish study confirms Climate Change predictions

Levels and temperature of Mediterranean have risen over 60 years

Language lessons

WE at the Olive Press have a predilection for new words. Every time new lingo enters the lexicon we hurriedly make a note for...

The idylls of Nerja

MARY ROULSTON takes a stroll around Nerja – the place mass tourism forgot. In this pleasant coastal town, she discovers a surge in the buy to let market

Granada top of the table for wines

Despite the heavy storms in May that battered La Alpujarra, laying waste to hundreds of hectares of vines, two of that region’s signature bodegas had a bumper end to the year.

Making a difference in 2008

Tired of mundane New Year resolutions? Instead of giving up smoking why not make some small lifestyle changes and help to save the planet. The Olive Press’ Rosie Sinclair, one of Al Gore’s Climate Project foot soldiers, shows you how.

Planet saved!

Jason Heppenstall argues that we must not rely on the politicians and big business to solve the global warming crisis

Sun, Sea & Sadness

The Olive Press launches a Christmas appeal for the forgotten street children of AndaluciaLisa Grant FOR most people on holiday in Spain, the country...

Nineteen things you (probably) never knew about navidad

By Theresa O’Shea YES, there are Christmas trees everywhere and the shopping centres are crawling with unconvincing Papa Noels. True, department store El Corte Inglés seems...

Bah, humbug!*

*Or how to see the night sky and save the planet in the process Could the innocent fairy light be the reason Spain is struggling...

Climate Change will see the “Africanisation” of Spain

Study warns of environmental catastrophe before the end of the century as Spain struggles to meet Kyoto demands

Olive Press news review of the year

Twelve months of corruption, environmental matters and the best English-language coverage of the local issues that matter, the Olive Press brings you an indispensable...

An island of cold in a sea of warmth

Home to mainland Spain’s highest peaks, the Sierra Nevada is a treasure trove of rare plant life and animals

“Only ghosts will live there”

Dream homes left unfinished in La Alpujarra as agent refuses to return deposits

Predatory behaviour and the destruction of Iberia’s coast

Charles Schoengrund draws interesting parallels between the twin disappearances of Madelaine McCann and the coastline of IberiaAFTER reading the feedback on YouTube concerning the...

The true cost of being cheap

As the furniture superstore opens in Málaga, the Olive Press asks if Ikea goes far enough to combat the exploitation of child labour in...

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