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Billionaire brothers buy swathes of Mallorca to preserve coastal paradise

A PAIR of British brothers who have made fortunes investing in property and aluminium have turned their sights on Spain. But this time, David and...

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...

New sanitary waste treatment plant underway in Spain’s Valencia area

WORK is now underway to build a sanitary refuse treatment plant in Buñol (Valencia Province). Even before the coronavirus pandemic, the Valencia region had a...

Valencia: How Spain’s third city transformed into a beacon for ‘smart and sustainable’ living

MUCH has changed in the way Valencia sees and presents itself in recent years. This is the city that became famous around the world for...

Ten of the most amazing and interesting trees to visit in Spain

TREES are one of the most breathtaking natural wonders in our world and Spain has its fair share of truly exceptional ones. The Olive Press...

Locals invited to apply for one of 28 urban ‘eco gardens’ in Orihuela on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA is asking local residents to apply for sole use of one of their 28 municipal eco gardens. The city council published guidelines on Thursday,...

Colour-coordinated bins installed at playgrounds to help kids with recycling on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA has now installed 68 colour-coordinated bins to help promote and simplify recycling throughout the city. Children’s play-parks in the area will feature the bright...

43 companies face court summons over Mar Menor water pollution in Murcia region of Spain

A judge investigating the illegal dumping of improperly-treated water into the Mar Menor has been given a new list of potential polluters. Judge Angel Garrote...

Popular British optician giving away reusable bags during ‘Plastic Free July’ on Spain’s Costa Blanca

SPECSAVERS in Guardamar del Segura are swapping unwanted plastic bags for reusable alternatives during ‘Plastic Free July’. The popular British optician is inviting the public...

NO to solar panels say demonstrators in Spain’s Malaga

POLITICIANS and town mayors this morning joined protestors on a demo in Malaga to oppose plans for huge solar farms in the region. There is...

Malaga authorities demand ‘urgent moratorium’ to halt avalanche of solar farm projects across Spain’s Andalucia

Malaga’s provincial council has approved a motion to demand that the Junta de Andalucia and the Spanish government delay approval for dozens of photovoltaic...

Divers fish out dozens of tyres from just one small area of the Costa Blanca sea in Spain

400 kilos of rubbish, including 53 tyres, were removed in a weekend clear-up around Javea's Punta de l'Arenal beach and Primer Muntanyar. It was a...

Green initiative launched by town council as it asks people to “do our part” on Spain’s Costa Blanca

LOS MONTESINOS Town Hall is giving away cloth shopping bags in a move to cut waste and safeguard the environment. In exchange for five plastic...

Protests mount against mega solar farm plans for Spain’s Costa del Sol

PROTESTS against proposed giant solar panel farms are gaining strength across the Costa del Sol with the latest demonstrations held in Coin, Castellar and...

Coming clean: Spain making dash for hydrogen in bid to be European leader

SPAIN is to splash €1.55 billion on clean hydrogen production in a bid to become European leader in the new technology. It has earmarked EU...

STUB IT OUT! Calls for nationwide ban on cigarette smoking at Spain’s beaches

283,000 people have signed a petition calling for a smoking ban on all of Spain's beaches. Environment minister, Teresa Ribera, received the petition organised by...

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...

Green crackdown: owners of polluting cars face fines in Spain’s Catalunya

OWNERS of cars which pollute the atmosphere could face fines in Catalunya, the first Spanish region to consider such plans. Vehicle owners will be penalised...

CAMPO CALLING: Small towns and rural villages throughout Spain launch drive to attract new residents and entrepreneurs

Budding entrepreneurs looking to relocate somewhere calmer, less crowded and healthier can apply through the website www.holapueblo.com until June 11.

LIVES SAVED: Fewer car journeys during Spain’s 2020 lockdown cut pollution and premature deaths

IMPROVED air quality in Spain caused by last year's pandemic lockdown restrictions may have prevented at least 170 premature deaths. It's largely down to fewer...

Spain gets burnt in hottest year ever with warnings over further temperature hikes

SPAIN had the hottest year on record last year according to a report published today(May 14) by the state meteorological agency, Aemet. The news comes...

GETTING BATTY for home comforts to fight off mosquitoes in a park area on Spain’s Costa Blanca

BATS and birds are being coaxed to have a home in a Costa Blanca park in order to fend off nasty pests and mosquitoes. Boxes...

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...

GREEN TOWNS: Small village in Castellon among the 10 most environmentally friendly towns in Spain according to Greenpeace

A SMALL mountain village in inland Castellon is one of the 10 most environmentally friendly towns in Spain, according to Greenpeace. A study by the...

Prosecutors to force Murcia’s government to investigate companies polluting the Mar Menor in Spain

THE Murcia government will be taken to court to force it to investigate ten companies who are accused of polluting the Mar Menor, one...

Life’s a picnic: The Olive Press tests Bilbao’s famous Azurmendi restaurant

As Spain’s top chef Eneko Atxa opens in London, Jon Clarke checks out the green and wacky world of his Basque restaurant

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