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Spain revealed as one of the costliest places to run electric cars, but UK only slightly cheaper

AN ENERGY broker has revealed that Spain is one of the most expensive countries in Europe to charge and run an electric car. Using data...

Controversial port expansion project approved for Spain’s Valencia

THE Spanish government has given the green light to a highly controversial development project for Valencia port. Plans to extend the northern part of the...

GOING GREEN as Spain’s politicians give thumbs up to radical climate bill

SPAIN'S new climate bill should become law next month once it is ratified by the country's Senate. Congress in Madrid yesterday(April 8) backed the measure...

Leading energy company in Spain is facing court action over electrocuted birds in Barcelona area

ENERGY company Endesa is being prosecuted in Barcelona over hundreds of birds dying after making contact with the firm's high voltage power lines and...

GREEN BEACH BARS: Gandia announces plans for first eco-friendly chiringuitos in Spain

The move has been announced for summer 2024, when the current bar licences expire.

Popular and spectacular spot for Costa Blanca visitors is set to get ‘Natural Monument’ status in Spain

ONE of the largest and most significant geological areas in the Valencia region is set to be officially classified as a 'Natural Monument'. La Falla...

Dangerous exotic turtle found in Spain’s Huelva

THE Andalucian Environmental Agency (AMA) is investigating the discovery in Huelva of an unusual and potentially dangerous exotic reptile–snapping turtle. These turtles (Chelydra serpentina), an...

City buildings plunge into darkness on Spain’s Costa Blanca to raise awareness of global warming

ORIHUELA City Council is supporting the Hour of the Planet again this weekend, and raising awareness of global warming. Between 8:30pm and 9:30pm on Saturday,...

EU to help fund €1.2 billion conservation project saving agriculture in Spain’s Valencia Region

SAFEGUARDING economic sustainability and water supplies in the Valencian region is to cost 1.2 BILLION euros, with the help of the EU. A new Valencian...

Europe’s first drone delivery service to be launched in Spain’s capital Madrid

THE Villaverde district in Madrid is poised to become the first place in Europe to try out a home delivery service using drones. Madrid’s City...

PLUG AND FLY: Spanish airline applies for EU COVID funding to electrify fleet

VALENCIAN airline Air Nostrum is in line to receive €42 million of European Union COVID recovery funds to convert its fleet to electric. With car...

‘Z cars’: Spain’s National Police expand fleet of greener hybrid patrol cars

SPAIN’S National Police have added 300 environmentally-friendly ‘Z cars’ to its fleet of vehicles. The plug-in hybrids will be rolled out along with the installation...

REWARDING RECYCLING: Valencia unveils new yellow bin scheme that earns points for deposits

Reciclos is expected to be launched throughout Spain this year.

Meet the schoolgirl cleaning up Spain’s Costa del Sol one piece of plastic at a time

THE Costa del Sol has its very own Greta Thunberg. Fiona Govan chats to a teenage environmentalist from Mijas who is encouraging locals to...

VIDEO: Drones capture incredible beauty of whales feeding off Barcelona coast in Spain

DRONE cameras have captured the beauty of fin whales feasting on krill off the coast of Barcelona, a ritual that occurs in the same...

United Nations to investigate whether Spain is at fault for major pollution incidents in Mar Menor lagoon

A four-year campaign to get the United Nations to investigate whether Spain has breached environmental rules in the Mar Menor lagoon has succeeded. The Ecologistas...

Spain’s Malaga lays ambitious foundations for a green belt around city to combat climate change

A HIGHLY ambitious plan has been announced by Malaga City Council to combat climate change. Malaga City Council, through the Urban Environment Observatory (OMAU), is...

Down in the dumps: Spain ignoring recycling targets

SPAIN has been ignoring critical European-wide waste recycling targets. The country has not just been missing a 50% recycling (or re-use) target set by the...

Solitary bees encouraged to reproduce in fight against climate change on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ROJALES City Council, in the Vega Baja region of Alicante province, has just launched a second project to fight climate change along with the...

Energy firm Iberdrola announces plan for massive floating wind power farm off Spain’s coast

SPANISH energy company Iberdrola wants to spend over €1 billion on a massive floating wind power farm off the coast, so long as it...

WHAT A LOAD OF RUBBISH: Surge in COVID-related hospital refuse triggers storage chaos in Valencia

THE huge increase in disposable hospital refuse due to the COVID pandemic is causing severe storage and disposal problems. In Valencia city, six refrigerated lorries...

Over 200 trees to be planted in new forest to improve biodiversity on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A NEW initiative in the Vega Baja area of Spain’s Costa Blanca South will see over 200 trees planted to form a new forest...

Warm weather boosts return of harmful processionary caterpillars on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE recent warm weather on the Costa Blanca has encouraged the first major appearance this year of the processionary caterpillar. The pest can kill small...

RED MIST: African sand blankets Spain’s Mediterranean coast

Experts report that there are very few documented cases of this type.

International supermarket chain Lidl launches project to support a sustainable Olive Oil industry in Spain

LIDL Supermarkets are launching a new project on Monday, February 8, promoting the sustainable development of the olive sector in Spain. More than 250,000 families...

Beauty belies Spain’s toxic cover-up

AT FIRST GLANCE, you might think a sci-fi writer had dreamed up this polar scenery of ice-like foam sheets atop a dazzling green sea.  Small...

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