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Ingestion of plastics possible cause of death of whale washed up in Spain’s Estepona, expert says

THE massive whale which was found dead last week in Estepona may have died as a result of ingesting plastic, an expert has revealed. The...

Scientists from Spain’s Alicante University create new type of artificial reef to regenerate Mediterranean seabed

AN artificial reef using electrolysis to regenerate Mediterranean marine life has been successfully tested in Alicante waters. A team from the University of Alicante created...

Marbled Duck quacks back in Spain with much-needed population rise

SPAIN'S Marbled Duck population is bouncing back after serious concerns about its decline. Falling numbers in the 2010s led to the official declaration of the...

Two local mayors slam town centre proposals for solar farm on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TORREMENDO’S proposed solar panel farm, set to power hundreds of homes using the sun’s power alone, has been opposed by Orihuela City Mayor, Emilio...

Spain is European country with most species at risk of extinction

SPAIN is the European country with the most plants and animals at risk of extinction, according to a new analysis. Data from the IUCN Red...

Avian flu restrictions imposed in Murcia after several bird deaths in northern Spain

SPAIN'S Murcia region has introduced restrictions on poultry farms in eight municipalities to counter the spread of avian flu. The presence of poultry has also...

Energy costs soar in Spain for the sixth day in a row amid warning to expect leap of €475...

ENERGY costs in Spain will increase by €475 this year, due to the high cost of natural gas and an increase of CO2 emission charges in Europe, warned the Bank of America.

Spain’s Barcelona has its first road made from non-recyclable plastic waste.

A NEW road surface has been unveiled in Barcelona using non-recyclable plastic waste in the first project of its kind in Spain.

66% of Balearic Island beaches could be lost due to climate change

A NEW study claims that 66% of Balearic beaches could be lost to the sea by the end of the century in a worst...

New nocturnal butterfly discovered exclusively in Spain’s Madrid and Andalucia

AN international team led by the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (CSIC-UPF) and the Zerynthia Association has identified a new species of butterfly, exclusive to...

Iberian lynx set to be released in new territory in Spain’s Murcia 

THE Iberian Lynx could soon be on the prowl in Murcia. An agreement has been reached between the Murcia regional government and the Junta de...

Toxic bacteria is polluting several reservoirs in Alicante and Murcia areas of Spain

FIVE reservoirs in the Alicante and Murcia regions are suffering from pollution caused by increased levels of harmful algae. The Segura Hydrographic Confederation(CHS) says algae...

New-build projects suspended as development “exceeds growth limitations” on Spain’s Costa Blanca

GREEN and rural areas in the Vega Baja area of Costa Blanca South will be protected at least for another year, thanks to new-build...

Wind power overtakes nuclear as Spain’s main energy source

WIND power is on track to become Spain's leading energy source this year, overtaking nuclear and gas-powered electricity for the first time. Wind power has...

Spain’s Seat uses railway to link Barcelona factory with Volkswagen plant in Portugal in effort to cut CO2 emissions

CAR manufacturers are not noted for their green credentials, despite their move towards an electric future. But now  Spanish company Seat is taking a step...

EU takes Spain to European Court for not stopping pollution of areas like the Mar Menor

SPAIN will have to answer to the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg over not doing enough to combat nitrate pollution in areas like...

Rescued loggerhead turtles are taken back home off the Costa Blanca in Spain

TWO rescued loggerhead turtles have been released into the sea some 30 miles off the Costa Blanca shore. The two specimens were found off the...

Judge reveals evidence of ‘environmental crime’ in Mar Menor pollution investigation in Spain

A Murcia judge says there is evidence of an 'environmental crime' in his probe of 38 agricultural businesses accused of illegally dumping 5.9 billion...

Ecologists demand national park status for Sierra Bermeja above Spain’s Costa del Sol in wake of devastating wildfire

HUNDREDS joined a protest held in Estepona last weekend (November 27) to demand greater protection for the Sierra Bermeja in the wake of a...

Water solution: New technique tested to replenish underground water supplies in Marbella, Spain

A NEW method of replenishing underground water supplies is to be trialed in Spain. Researchers hope that the plan will increase underground reserves by 15%...

Poo power: Barcelona buses to run on biomethane made from sewage sludge

BOSSES of Barcelona’s transport system are looking at ways of running the city’s buses on sewage. They want to turn sewage sludge left over from...

Endesa power company to invest €31 billion until 2030 on green energy in Spain and Portugal

ENDESA has announced a €31 billion investment in 'green' energy production in Spain and Portugal through to 2030. The news comes as Endesa and other...

Severe droughts to ravage south-eastern Spain within 30 years as water supplies are set to fall by 40%

SOUTH-EAST Spain faces a 40% fall in water resources by 2050 if remedial action is not taken, according to Ecological Transition Minister, Teresa Ribera. Ribera,...

Gibraltar unveils plans to meet ‘carbon neutral’ goal by 2030

GIBRALTAR'S government has unveiled its roadmap to meet targets to battle the climate emergency as the COP26 meeting in Glasgow drew to a close. The...

Environmentalists slam Andalucia’s ‘smoke and mirror’ efforts to fight climate change in wake of COP26

At a meeting with Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon during COP26, regional president Juanma Moreno boldly insisted that 'Andalucia is a pioneer in the...

Chef Jose Andres tells rival politicians to join forces to stop pollution in the Mar Menor in Spain

INTERNATIONAL chef and philanthropist, Jose Andres, has told rival Spanish political leaders to come together to stop pollution in the Mar Menor. Asturias-born Andres won...

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