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Spain has the highest child poverty rate in the European Union, says latest Unicef report

SPAIN has the highest child poverty rate in the European Union, with more than two million children – 28% of the total number of...

Is bottled water safe? Study reveals the average litre could contain 240,000 ‘nanoplastics’ that can be carried to the...

A TEAM of scientists is claiming that a litre of bottled water contains on average around 240,000 detectable plastic fragments- between 10 and 100...

New projects aim to stop farm pollutants ending up in Spain’s Mar Menor lagoon

ELEVEN projects to improve farming techniques aimed at cutting pollution in the Mar Menor lagoon have been awarded grants totalling €16.2 million. The money comes...

Can I eat oranges from trees that are planted in streets and towns across Spain?

YOU CAN'T miss seeing oranges on trees next to urban streets across large parts of Spain and though its tempting to grab a free...

Report: 456 tonnes of nitrates ended up in the Mar Menor in 2022

A TOTAL of 456 tonnes of nitrates entered the Mar Menor lagoon in southeastern Spain during 2022, as well as 18.5 tonnes of phosphates....

48 black flags handed to environmentally ‘destroyed’ beaches and coastal areas across Spain 

ECOLOGISTS in Action has handed their unwanted black flags to 48 beaches across the Spanish coast.  The environmental group, which exposes a number of beaches...

Popular bathing area at Costa Blanca beach in Spain cleared due to pollution scare

A COSTA BLANCA beach has been closed to bathers for the second time in less than a year after tests showed the water had...

Six black flags handed out to ‘problem’ beaches in Spain’s Costa Blanca and Valencia areas

ENVIRONMENTAL group Ecologists in Action have announced their annual 'black flag' awards to beaches they say have suffered from pollution and poor management in...

Costa Blanca slammed for the continuous destruction and pollution of its coasts 

THE Costa Blanca has been singled out as a key black spot for the ‘chronic cancer’ of environmental destruction. Ecologistas en Accion has slammed the...

Over €8 million to be spent in six months removing biomass from shores of Mar Menor lagoon in Spain

THE Murcia government will spend nearly €8.5 million between April and September to remove biomass and ova from the Mar Menor lagoon. Visiting Playa Honda...

€4.7 million to be spent in 2023 removing biomass from polluted Mar Menor in Murcia

THE Murcia regional government has authorised €4.7 million to be allocated next year to continue the process of removing biomass from the Mar Menor...

Explainer: What will change in Madrid from 2023 for owners of older cars?

OWNERS OF older vehicles will not be able to drive into the centre of Madrid from January 1, 2023, as the local council tightens...

European court slams Spain for not cutting vehicle pollution in Barcelona and Madrid areas

THE European Court of Justice(CJEU) says that Spain has breached air quality standards in the Barcelona and Madrid areas. A court ruling published on Thursday...

The faithful frog is dying out in Spain and blame is put at the door of human activity

That faithful pondlife inhabitant, the frog, is going extinct in Spain due to the ravages of climate warning and a pandemic of deadly amphibian-killing...

Barcelona in Spain to become a ‘beachless, smog-enshrouded hell hole’ by 2100 under new AI-powered worst-case climate predictions

Barcelona, the glittering jewel of the western Mediterranean, could be enshrouded in clouds of thick toxic smog, see its green spaces wither away and...

Personal action: Spain’s Mar Menor lagoon given ‘personhood’ status in bid to protect it from even greater environmental disaster

THE Mar Menor lagoon has been given ‘personhood’ status in an effort to provide better protection for the threatened ecosystem. A total of 1,600 square...

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...

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...

Popular Costa Blanca beach in Spain reopens after being closed to swimmers

JAVEA'S busiest beach- the Arenal- reopened to bathers on Thursday after being closed for two days after test samples revealed fecal matter in the...

Award-winning beaches on Spain’s Costa Blanca closed to bathers due to sewage discharge

THREE award-winning 'Blue Flag' beaches on the Costa Blanca have banned swimming after sewage discharges were found in the water. Red flags were raised on...

City centre restrictions to cut high polluting cars start next year in Spain

HIGH polluting older cars will be banned from centres of large cities in Spain next year with the creation of low emission zones. The new...

Two Costa Blanca beaches in Spain shamed with ‘black flag’ awards due to sewage dumped into sea

TWO Alicante Province beaches have been awarded Black Flags for 2022 by environmental group, Ecologists in Action. Cala Lanuza(pictured) and Cala Baeza between El Campello...

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...

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...

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...

Madrid is the only Mediterranean capital with poorer air quality in recent years, despite lockdown

SPAIN’S number one city is the only Mediterranean capital to increase levels of air pollution in recent years, according to a survey. USwitch.com studied air...

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