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Spain’s Balearic Islands poised for radical overhaul in management of floods after exponential increase in rainfall

The Balearic government has been warned that flood episodes would remain a constant threat in the foreseeable future

Spain’s Balearic Islands make firm commitment to fight climate change

This week, the minister for energy and climate change travelled to international conference to reaffirm the Balearics commitment to the environment

‘Their days are numbered’: Scientist warns that Posidonia will completely disappear in Spain’s Balearic Islands

In a report for the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB), oceanographer Biel Jorda predicts that the species is in grave threat of disappearing despite EU legislation to protect it

Why six residents of Spain’s Ibiza have gone on hunger strike in the name of climate change

The group are part of Extinction Rebellion, an international grassroots organisation that is known for its direct action tactics to raise awareness about the climate crisis

Half dozen key steps for net zero in Europe, Spain and Britain

A SERIES of small, key behavioural changes will be enough to prevent global warning, a key environmental think tank has claimed. The British body has...

WHEN CHANGE IS NOT GOOD: UN report highlights climate change threat faced by Spain’s Valencia region

LARGER forest fires, more torrential downpours, flooding, droughts, heatwaves, severe coastal erosion and acidification of the sea await the Valencia region if carbon dioxide...

Madrid plans ‘urban forest’ to reduce pollution and combat climate change

MADRID has unveiled plans to create a ‘green belt’ of forest around Spain’s capital in a bid to combat climate change and reduce pollution. The...

WARNING: Some of Spain’s most beautiful beaches and coastal towns could be lost as sea levels rise

DOZENS of Spain’s most beautiful beaches are in danger of disappearing due to rising sea levels.  Hundreds of thousands of coastal homes could also be...

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT: Spain’s Valencian government relaunches green agenda now COVID is stabilised

THE Valencian regional government is hoping to relaunch its green agenda now that the COVID situation is stabilised. Valencia was one of the first areas...

Spain’s climate change law is passed in Madrid to make country ‘carbon-neutral’ by 2050

SPAIN'S new climate change and energy law was passed by Congress in Madrid today(May 13). It aims to make Spain a carbon-neutral country by 2050. All...

MORE THAN WE CAN CHEW: Experts warn of threats to food safety caused by climate change

CLIMATE change could have devastating effects on food safety all over the world in 20 years’ time. According to research by Valencia-based non-profit technological centre...

Valencia launches drive to become climate-neutral by 2030

VALENCIA city will be partly climate-neutral before 2030. The local council plans to approve a motion on Thursday (February 25) entitled ‘Valencia Ciudad Neutra’ (‘Valencia...

Future flood fears fuelled by climate change for parts of Spain’s Costa Blanca

FOUR Costa Blanca areas have been named as being in the firing line from severe storms and flooding caused by climate change. A report produced...

German student completes Spain to Scotland trek with her trusty Shetland Pony

A GERMAN student is on the verge of completing a mammoth trek across Europe to help raise awareness for climate change. Johanna Maria Wurtz is...

Global warming to bring Spain temperatures of up to 50C, extreme drought and flooding and sleepless tropical nights by...

In its prediction, it forecasts the summers by 2050 will be ‘immersed in a heat wave’, with the mercury ‘easily’ reaching 42C in Madrid, 44C in Bilbao, 45C in Valencia and 49C in Sevilla and Cordoba

First five months of 2020 in Spain were the hottest of any year since records began

THE first five months of 2020 in Spain have been the hottest first five months of any year since records began.

Spain ranks 14th on list of greenest countries worldwide, while the UK is fourth

SPAIN has ranked 14th on the list of greenest countries in the world, while the UK came in at an impressive fourth.

Spain PM announces €3.75 billion plan for greener motor industry

PRIME Minister Pedro Sanchez has announced a draft bill to push Spain's motor industry into a greener future. The bill - to be presented later...

Spain to ban sale of new diesel AND petrol cars as part of ambitious action plan on climate change

SPAIN has declared it is to ban the sale of all new cars that use petrol or diesel from 2040. The measure is part of...

CO2 emissions in Spain decrease by 32% in April, much higher than the average worldwide drop of 26%

CO2 emissions in Spain have decreased by over a third in April, registering one of the highest drops in the world.

Spain’s Penelope Cruz and Pedro Almodovar join hundreds of celebs – including Madonna and Robert De Niro – in...

Madonna, Pedro Almodóvar and Penélope Cruz call on people to change their way of life because of the pandemic

Climate change blamed for alarming rise of hornworms, destroying Mallorca’s tomatoes, peppers and aubergines

In recent years, the presence of hornworms in Mallorca has grown considerably

Spain’s Malaga swelters in winter heatwave (and it continues until Sunday)

The warm weather is predicted to hang around until Sunday when it will make way for cloud cover and drizzle

Water levels at reservoirs in Spain’s Andalucia still down on last year despite downpours

The statistics showing the reduction in water levels come after the Olive Press revealed shocking photos showing the plummeting water height at Lake Istan last week

Spain slams ‘silent complicity’ of international leaders ahead of crisis climate change summit in Madrid

Many major countries are not on track to reduce their emissions as agreed during the 2016 Paris summit

LONG READ: 30 years since Berlin Wall fell, populism is the new divide that endangers our response to the...

Populism is the wall blocking serious action to tackle today's environmental crisis says Olive Press editor Jon Clarke as he remembers the fall of the Berlin wall 30 years ago this month.

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