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Costa Blanca city becomes the greenest in Spain’s Valencian Community with over 50 charging stations for electric cars

ORIHUELA and its surrounding areas now have over 50 charging stations for electric vehicles, more than anywhere else in the Valencian Community.

EU fine threat over endangered turtle doves in Spain’s Murcia region

THE Murcia government faces a European Union fine if it does not do more to protect the European turtle dove.

GOING GREEN: Valencia region to pass law forcing shops to sell and collect reusable drinks containers

By the end of 2023, at least 10% of cans and bottles on sale at stores must be apt for their reintroduction into circulation

Intelligent bins to reward recycling in Valencia province

An IT system will be fitted to the containers that will open after reading an ID card or code and measure the amount of refuse generated by each household over a year,

SAVE OUR ISLANDS: Calls to protect beautiful Illes Columbretes nature reserve off Valencia coast

VALENCIAN political party Compromis is calling for greater environmental protection of the Illes Columbretes islands in Castellon Province on behalf of the...

A real hoot as owls help fight pests that attack crops on Spain’s Costa Blanca

FIVE Barn owls have been introduced to a Marina Alta farming community on the Costa Blanca. It's part of...

Public park described as ‘unique in the world’ to be transformed on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA City Council have presented their new image of El Palmeral de Orihuela, recently declared a Site of Cultural Interest (BIC).

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.

Iberdrola triples its commitment to renewable energy in Andalucia with €1.5bn investment

By Laurence Crumbie IBERDROLA´S chairman, Ignacio Sanchez Galan, has announced that the energy company will increase its renewable facilities...

More than 340,000 trees planted in Spain’s Malaga in fight against climate change

In 2019, more than 44 initiatives were carried out to combat climate change, with a budget of almost €10 million

Residents raise a stink over manure plant on border of Spain’s Costa Blanca and Murcia regions

PLANS to build a manure processing factory on the Murcia-Alicante Province border have caused a big stink amongst residents and environmentalists.

High demand for wine and olive oil will endanger birds’ habitats in Spain

When the land is converted it will be less suitable for endangered bird species including little bustards, great bustards and lesser kestrels

Spain records 48 black flags for most polluted beaches in 2020

THE list of Spain’s most polluted black flag beaches has been released.

How Murcia’s ‘cool streets’ technology helps prevent pets burning their paws as temperatures rise across Spain

RED-HOT pavements can be a danger to both children and pets, as summer temperatures spike in Spain. Vienna-based animal...

Town in northern Spain named as least polluted in Europe

A TOWN in Castilla y Leon has been named as the least polluted town not only in Spain, but in Europe too.

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.

Search for monster crocodile in Spain called off

THE search for the monster crocodile spotted in Castilla y Leon has been called off.

Spanish Government approves draft law introducing tax on plastic waste, expected to raise €724 million

THE Government has approved a draft law introducing a tax on plastic waste.

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.

Andalucia invests €171 million into prevention of forest fires

THE Junta de Andalucia has invested a cool €171 million into its fire fighting and prevention department (Infoca Plan) in preparation for...

Door-to-door rubbish collection considered ‘pioneering’ in Spanish Costa Blanca town

PILAR de la Horadada council has chosen its own San Isidro neighbourhood to pilot a door-to-door rubbish collection scheme.

Do you live on the Costa del Sol? Here’s how you can do your bit in the fight against...

On March 24, the Surfrider Foundation Europe invites everyone to join or organise a clean up in their area in this latest push to fight marine pollution

Use of cars in Madrid rises, while use of public transport declines

THE use of cars in Madrid has risen in recent years, whereas the use of public transport has declined.

Spain enters top ten countries with the most sustainable buildings in the world

28% of CO2 emissions come from buildings, so action to reduce this is essential to comply with environmental requirements

Costa Blanca resort shows ‘clear commitment’ to environment with new electric vehicles and free charging points for residents

GUARDAMAR del Segura has invested €80,000 in the acquisition of two electric vehicles, designed to collect household waste from local residents.

Andalucia’s Sierra Nevada ski resort launches ten-year ‘green’ plan in bid to eliminate carbon footprint

THE Junta de Andalucia has prepared a ten-year strategic plan to make Sierra Nevada as ‘green’ as possible.