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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...

To the tractors! Malaga farmers plan protest to highlight problems in Spain’s agricultural sector

FARMERS are to take part in a tractor protest in Malaga to highlight issues that are blighting the agricultural sector, including a rise in...

Spain’s government launches web portal dedicated to Murcia’s polluted Mar Menor lagoon

A Spanish government website has launched a section dedicated to Murcia's Mar Menor lagoon and the pollution issues surrounding it. Ecological Transition Minister, Teresa Ribera,...

Largest ultra-fast electric car charging point in southern Europe opens by Costa Blanca airport in Spain

SPANISH power company Iberdrola has opened what it claims to be southern Europe's largest electric car recharging area. The 'ultra-fast' facility is located on the...

Water thieves use 12 kilometre-long pipe and pumping gear to illegally supply farms across Murcia area of Spain

A gang who hooked up an illegal water supply from a Murcia region well to irrigate farms has been busted by the Guardia Civil. Three...

European Commission threatens Spain over environmentally-damaging water extraction plans for Andalucia’s Doñana National Park

THE European Commission has threatened to penalise Spain if plans go ahead to extract more water from one of Europe's largest wetlands. The warning comes...

War on wild boars declared in Spain’s Murcia in special ‘hunting emergency’

WILD boar numbers have risen to such a level in the Murcia region that the government has declared a 'temporary hunting emergency'. It means the...

More charging points makes popular expat area the best for electric car users in Spain’s Valencia region

ORIHUELA is now the municipality with the most charging points for electric vehicles throughout the Valencian Community. Four new charging stations have been commissioned for...

Dry January raises drought fears in not-so rainy Spain as reservoir capacity goes down to 44%

THE second-driest January of the 21st century has sparked fresh fears of a drought in Spain. The government conceded this Tuesday that it was monitoring...

Police seize elephant feet stools being sold online from Costa Blanca area of Spain

FOUR stools made from African elephant feet have been seized by the Guardia Civil in the Alicante area. Two Spaniards, 39 and 67, are being...

Massive green energy project unveiled for Spain’s Aragon

SPAIN has unveiled plans for a massive green energy project in the northeast region of Aragon that aims to meet 30% of the nation’s...

People power forces huge tax rebates on green energy installations in area popular with expats on Spain’s Costa Blanca

SAN FULGENCIO, in the heart of Costa Blanca’s Vega Baja area, is to grant a 90% tax rebate on the installation of solar panels...

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