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Cleaning Up on the Coast

Garden waste, rubbish, seaweed, will soon be a distant memory to the residents and visitors of the Orihuela Costa, at least that´s the promise...

Mother Earth Festival raises more than 3,700 euros

The second edition of the Mother Earth Festival 'Breathe, reborn and reconnect' has raised 3,786'76 euros that will go to the charity ‘Aztívate and...

Cleaning the Sea

The Habaneras shopping centre in Torrevieja has launched a poignant display, coinciding with World Environment Day, of a shark ingesting plastic litter. Using the hashtag #YoSoyTorrevieja, the campaign aims at raising awareness of waste, particularly plastic, and the harm it does to the marine environment. The Habaneras shark is made from wire mesh and is …

Quirónsalud Opens New Centre in Alicante

From Monday, May 20, you may book an appointment at the Alicante healthcare centre. The centre will open its doors on Monday, May 27, offering almost all medical specialisations, diagnostic tests, laboratory, and general, paediatric and gynaecological accident and emergency service. The new Centro Médico Quirónsalud Alicante [Quirónsalud Alicante Medical Centre] will open its doors …

Summer School Registration Open

Registration is now open for Torrevieja´s summer school with 300 places available in July and 163 in August, but if you want to sign your kids up you´d better hurry as the registration period closes next week. The councillor for Social Welfare, Fabiana Ibarra, announced the opening of the registration period for Summer School 2019, …

Phenomenal Praying Mantis can lay up to 300 eggs – in...

By Andrew Atkinson A PRAYING mantis egg sac was discovered in the garden this week - attached to a honeysuckle plant. Praying mantis are highly prized...

HYUNDAI NEXO ILLUMINATES VISION FOR HYDROGEN SOCIETY ON EARTH DAY

“Empowering Tomorrow with Hydrogen,” a unique spectacle by Hyundai Motor, heightens public awareness of hydrogen fuel cell technology Hyundai Motor’s latest fuel cell...

Army slammed for training in protected areas

The Esquerra Unida de l'Alacantí has demanded that Army manoeuvres should not take place in an area that is environmentally protected, due to the...

ECO Stickers Mandatory in Madrid

From Wednesday, April 24, it will be mandatory for vehicles wishing to travel through Madrid to display the ECO Sticker in the windscreen. The ECO Sticker was introduced to highlight the impact vehicle pollutants have on the environment, and to encourage the purchase of less environmentally damaging vehicles. Cities like Madrid, Barcelona and Seville had …

Torrevieja council distribute 10,000 paper bags

Using the slogan 'For trade and a more ecological Torrevieja: No more plastics', the councillor for Commerce, Manuela Osuna, announced that 10,000 reusable paper...

Parakeet flocks cause for concern – in SCOTLAND!

By Andrew Atkinson PARAKEETS are causing concerns - not here in Spain but in SCOTLAND - leading to a potential 'cull' as has been the...

Second earthquake hits Torrevieja in four days

While many people were still talking about last Sunday’s earthquake just off the coast of Torrevieja yet another quake hit the area on Thursday...

Torrevieja protects more than 100 unique trees

Torrevieja council commissioned a team of experts, led by a doctor of biology and manager of the Latizal Company, Felix Carrillo, who has now...

UPDATE: Sunday afternoon earthquake east of Torrevieja

Did the earth tremble for you on Sunday afternoon. Well it certainly did for many Torrevieja residents at about 5.15pm, with an epicentre out...

Orihuela launches a campaign to correctly use the toilet

What can and cannot be thrown into the toilet? This is the subject of an environmental awareness campaign that the City of Orihuela has...

Recovery of dunes and pine forests will take 39 months

The natural environment of Guardamar del Segura, Santa Pola and the hamlet of La Marina will benefit from an investment of 1,352,000 euros from...

Orihuela binmen call strike for beginning of April

The employees of the cleaning and waste collection services of the City of Orihuela, one of the few cities in the Valencian Community where...

A river of plastic in Guardamar

Plastic waste is just one more unwelcome element that congregates at the mouth of the Segura River. Once again the accumulation of this dangerous and...

Renewed concern over burning waste tip in Campoamor

CLARO PRESS RELEASE The illegal waste tip in Campoamor, which was burning for close to 15 years and was a danger to health of those...

Judge confirms Torrevieja canine beach

Elche’s courts have endorsed last summer’s decision of the Torrevieja council to create a dog beach in Cala del Moro-Cala del Mal Paso after...

Nine million euros for Horadada sewage plant

The construction of the largest sewage plant in the province is now underway. The installation, financed by the Generalitat, will fulfil a dual function:...

Fire tender for Horadada’s Civil Protection

Pilar de la Horadada council has justified the purchase of a fire tender stating that, in the event of a fire in the town...

Mercadona to finally abandon plastic bags

Mercadona supermarket has said that it will finally replace all plastic bags in its stores with products made from paper, raffia and other reusable...

The Costa Blanca, a plastic sea

A new study carried out by Santiago García Rivera, an expert in Marine Biology at the University of Alicante, reveals the accumulation of more...

The myth of overpopulation

We have seen recently a big campaign in the media about the birth of the inhabitant seven million that was a Philippine girl, Danica...

Electric vehicles for Pilar Council

Ignacio Ramos, the mayor of Pilar de la Horadada, has taken delivery of six new vehicles, three of them electric for the municipal council. Three...

The Five Most Important Things in the Future of Renewable Energy

Renewable energy is the key to protecting the climate. The world has changed dramatically because of over reliance on non-renewable sources of energy. The...

Pilar de la Horadada represented at Birdwatching Event

Antonio Escudero and Pilar María Samper, the Councillors of the Environment and Tourism in Pilar de la Horadada, attended the Birdwatching Festival last week...

Valencia Environment issues report rejecting San Miguel gypsum mine

The Department of the Environment in Valencia has issued a report rejecting the request by the company “Rio de Aguas SL” to carry out...

Protest brings over 800 onto the streets in San Miguel

A march held in San Miguel de Salinas at the weekend demonstrated overwhelmingly the passionate objections felt by more than 800 people against the...

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