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IN PICS: Amazing rescue of humpback whale trapped in illegal fishing net off coast of Spain’s Mallorca

DIVERS have saved a humpback whale that was entangled in an illegal fishing net off Mallorca. Driftnets are banned by the United Nations because of...

Greenpeace protest at Spain’s top meat producer over pollution caused by mass livestock farming

GREENPEACE protestors dressed in red jumpsuits staged a protest at the headquarters of the Murcia-based meat production company El Pozo on Tuesday. Around 20 environmentalists...

Iberian lynx takes up residence in sleepy town in Spain’s Extremadura

THERE’S no place like home and for the last few days an Iberian lynx has taken up residence in a quiet town in Extremadura. Esparragosa...

Dead fish return to Mar Menor lagoon shore as gloomy predictions become reality in Spain’s Murcia region

PREDICTIONS that heavy rainfalls earlier this year would kill more marine life in the Mar Menor lagoon have come true. Around 250 small dead fish...

Tap water had toxin levels up to 1,000 times over safety limit on Valencia region industrial estate in Spain

A Castellon Province waste management factory owner is being investigated over a poisonous discharge that forced drinking water supplies to be cut off for...

Iconic Benidorm beach on Spain’s Costa Blanca loses its coveted ‘Blue Flag’

BENIDORM'S Poniente beach has been stripped of its 'Blue Flag' for 2022 following a test carried out in mid-June last year. The city's other two...

Grow your garden and save the planet with Care4Air in Spain’s Estepona

WHO ARE WE? We are every indoor gardener’s best friend! We are specialists in light (Dimlux) and air (OptiClimate) which, when used together, create the perfect...

Beach nourishment: Spain’s Malaga to receive 300,000 m3 of sand in effort to restore sand loss due to recent...

MORE than 30,000 cubic metres of sand will be pumped into Malaga’s beaches in efforts to restore the coastline. Work is already underway to restore...

New pollution ‘catastrophe’ warning for Mar Menor lagoon in Spain’s Murcia region

MURCIA'S Mar Menor lagoon is facing a new 'environmental catastrophe' according to a local council. Recent heavy rainfall and rising temperatures has led to increased...

Castellon Province natural park boss investigated over 12 donkey deaths in Spain’s Valencia region

THE head of the Desert de les Palmes Natural Park, Toni Garcia, is being investigated by the Guardia Civil over the death of a...

Restaurants and bars across Spain are now required by law to offer free tap water 

FOR years campaigners have been calling for Spain to make it a legal obligation to provide free tap water on demand at bars and...

Heed the news: More needs to be done to protect the environment

APART from the devastating and deeply upsetting events unfolding in Ukraine, two very noteworthy pieces of news were in the news last week that...

Barcelona in Spain bans smoking on all beaches from July to boost health and environment

BARCELONA'S beaches will become 'no-smoking' areas from this summer. The permanent ban on lighting up follows a successful pilot on four beaches in the Catalan...

Climate change activists smear red paint on Spain’s Congress building in Madrid

CLIMATE change protestors daubed red paint on the steps leading to Spain's Congress building in Madrid on Wednesday. Walls were also smeared as part of...

Benidorm on Spain’s Costa Blanca spending €2.5 million on LED street lights in Levante Zone

A bumper €2.5 million contract to overhaul street lighting in the Levante Zone of Benidorm has been advertised by the city council. LED technology will...

Illegal drone sprays banned chemicals close to homes and river on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN illegal crop-spraying drone using dangerous chemicals has been brought down to earth in Orihuela. The Policia Local were told about the drone operating just...

Energy giant Cepsa to transform 3,000 petrol stations in Spain under €8 billion ‘green plan’

SPANISH energy company Cepsa will spend €8 billion in a shift to using low-carbon energy sources by 2030. The plan is for half the firm's...

Costa Blanca start-ups grow algae that doesn’t pollute water with nitrates as in case of Spain’s Mar Menor lagoon

TWO new Alicante companies have joined forces to cultivate algae that stops nitrate pollution in water, as infamously seen over recent years at Murcia's...

Environmentalists fume over slow burning fire on Ramblars waste dump in Javea on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE slow-burning fire at Javea’s green waste dump Ramblars is finally getting judicial attention after a regional environmental group presented a denuncia before Denia...

Repsol and Telefonica join forces to sell and install solar energy panels in Spain

TWO of Spain's best-known and biggest companies are to set up a solar panel venture for homes and businesses. Oil giant Repsol and telecoms provider...

Farmers rejoice over big rainfall to boost vineyards and fruit growing on Spain’s Costa Blanca

FARMERS in Alicante Province have welcomed the recent big downpours that they claim have saved vineyards. The winter drought threatened crops but the heavy rain...

Oil giant Repsol is constructing Spain’s first advanced biofuel plant in Murcia region

CONSTRUCTION of Spain's first advanced biofuel plant has started in the Cartagena area of Murcia. The €200 million project is being undertaken by Repsol at...

Bogus companies across Spain used as window-dressing in waste disposal scam

THREE people are being probed by the Guardia Civil for illegally storing 700 tonnes of industrial waste via a network of bogus companies. The Guardia's...

New twist in decades-long environmental fight over undeveloped beach area on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A legal challenge has been sent to Valencia's Superior Court over a controversial development of 2,274 homes at Cala Mosca on the Orihuela Costa. The...

European MPs end fact-finding visit to polluted Mar Menor lagoon in Spain ahead of drafting crucial report

A three-day fact-finding trip to the Mar Menor area by European MPs has ended with one of the delegation stating that the pollution problems...

Much needed rain forecast in Spain’s Malaga this Thursday and Friday

THE drought situation is critical in the province due to the lack of rainfall in recent months, so the arrival of any rain will...

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