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Climate change will carry devastating consequences to Spain, and time is running out

By Karam Sleiman CLIMATE change is affecting many countries around the world, and Europe is no exception. In particular, Spain will be one of the...

Spain is home to 11 types of snakes, three of them venomous vipers—but how dangerous are they?

THERE are 11 types of snakes in Spain, but only three of these are venomous, the last of which causes between 2,000 and 5,000...

Drought crisis: Spain’s Malaga awaits an autumn without rainfall as reservoirs continue to dry up

WITH 14 days to the beginning of autumn, the meteorological drought situation is worsening in almost all the country, with reservoirs averaging 35% capacity,...

Malaga port fitted with plastic filtering technology

THE Port of Malaga has been equipped with a plastic filtering system that removes non-biodegradable waste from the sea.  Called a 'sea bin', it has...

HOW LONG BEFORE ONE KILOWATT OF ELECTRICITY IN SPAIN COSTS €1?

THE thought that electricity could soon cost €1 a Kilowatt is frightening. We never thought fuel would be €1 a litre. Now it’s €2 a...

Sierra Bermeja re-emerges one year after worst fire in Spain in 2021

THIS Thursday, September 8, marks one year since the start of the worst fire registered in Spain in 2021— the Sierra Bermeja forest fire. A...

Spain’s record-breaking hot summer sees water reserves fall to lowest level since mid-90s

ONE of the hottest-ever summers in Spain has caused reservoir levels to drop to their lowest capacity since 1995. The Environment Ministry said that reservoirs...

Last-ditch bid for talks to stop controversial housing development on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA mayor Carolina Gracia wants talks with all 'interested parties' to stop the controversial Cala Mosca construction project. The development envisages 2,274 homes being built...

Specimen of largest tortoise in Africa rescued in Spain’s Sevilla

THE Policia Local of Coria del Rio (Sevilla) have rescued a ‘large’ Sulcata tortoise in the Pudio River, a tributary of the Guadalquivir. The Sulcata...

Sea urchin poacher gets surprised by police while exiting sea on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A sea urchin poacher was caught in the act by the Guardia Civil as he got out of the water in a rocky area...

Aula del Mar in Spain’s Malaga celebrates 33 years of Marine conservation

THE Aula del Mar de Málaga cooperative celebrates over three decades of working to care for Malaga's marine environment. Malaga’s marine biology education centre was...

Beach in Spain’s Malaga closed to bathing for third time this summer due to faecal contamination

MALAGA City Council has closed Sacaba beach, in the western area of the capital of Malaga, to bathing this Tuesday, August 30, after a...

Police probe major boat gathering in protected waters of Mar Menor lagoon in Spain

THE Guardia Civil is probing an unauthorised party involving over 100 boats in a specially protected area of the Mar Menor lagoon. The gathering happened...

Climate change: When will we deal with the elephant in the room?

Eyes Wide Shut. NO not the 1999 Stanley Kubrick film starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. I refer to the inactivity of the world’s leaders...

Turn round for polluted Mar Menor lagoon in Spain’s Murcia with best August scientific data in six years

The state of Mar Menor lagoon is better than at the end of last summer, according to the Mar Menor Scientific Committee. That's despite fears...

Savage vulture attack kills calf on Spanish farm

A PREDATORY vulture attack has killed a two-day-old calf on a livestock farm located in the municipality of Herguijuela del Campo (Salamanca). According to the...

Cycle lanes in Spain’s Valencia City get 21% boost in users so far in 2022

THE average daily use of Valencia City's bicycle lanes has gone up by 21% over the first seven months of the year compared to...

SANCHEZ HAS IT CRACKED: Or so Spain’s premier thinks when it comes to coping with global warming

WHEN it comes to talking about climate change, it is impossible to stay away from politics. They are completely intertwined. My recent columns have focused...

Unique recycling system will process 45,000 discarded mattresses from Costa Blanca town in Spain

A ten-year accumulation of old bed mattresses is being removed from Santa Pola's eco-park and taken to Europe's only plant dedicated to mattress recycling. Over...

Bars and restaurants in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas get best ‘sustainability’ ratings of Spain’s coastal regions

VALENCIAN Community hospitality businesses lead Spain's coastal regions when it comes to sustainability. The findings come in a survey compiled by non-profit recycling entity Ecovidrio. Ecovidrio...

Net zero by 2050? Fact or fantasy?

Read on.You decide. But first of all let me explain the difference between two terms frequently bandied about - Net Zero and Carbon Capture. NET ZERO This...

EXPLAINED: What is the thick brown sludge clogging up beaches in Spain?

SCIENTISTS have warned over the damaging environmental effects of a thick brown algae which is invading Spanish beaches.  Known as rugulopterix okamurae, it arrived on...

EXPLAINER: How Spain will cap air conditioning in bid to save energy usage

NEW rules will come into force on August 8 to save energy at public venues across Spain. The Council of Ministers approved the first tranche...

Temperature hits record high in polluted Mar Menor lagoon in Spain

THE current heatwave has seen a record temperature high for the waters of the Mar Menor lagoon in Murcia. The Mar Menor Scientific Committee said...

Pedro Sanchez unveils surprising new energy saving tip for workers in Spain

PRIME Minister Pedro Sanchez claims that workers can save energy by not wearing ties after appearing tieless at a Madrid news conference on Friday. He...

IN PICS: Loggerhead turtle lays 130 eggs in sands of Costa Blanca beach in Spain

GUARDIA Civil officers cordoned off part of a Guardamar del Segura beach on Tuesday morning after hearing about a loggerhead turtle laying its eggs...

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