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The last straw: McDonald's anti-plastic charity auction
Environment Wed, Jan 29, 2020

The last straw: McDonald's anti-plastic charity auction

PLASTIC straws will be withdrawn from all McDonald's branches in Spain from February 24 – and the chain has put its last-ever straw up for auction on eBay. All proceeds raised from the eventual sale will go to the...

Volunteers clean up beaches after Hurricane Gloria
Environment Tue, Jan 28, 2020

Volunteers clean up beaches after Hurricane Gloria

HUNDREDS of volunteers all along the Mediterranean coast have been flocking to their nearest beach to help clean up the mess left by Hurricane Gloria. After a whole weekend's work, local helpers in Catalunya and...

Catalunya's little-known volcanoes
Environment Sat, Jan 25, 2020

Catalunya's little-known volcanoes

THINGS have often become explosive in Catalunya. Just as you cross the Pyrénées towards what is now the Costa Brava, you could find out how hot-headed the region was, and how it liked to blow its top. When thinking...

Spanish scientists counter Madrid leader's air pollution claims
Environment Thu, Jan 2, 2020

Spanish scientists counter Madrid leader's air...

SPAIN'S National Research Council has responded to Madrid's regional president with facts and figures after she claimed that 'nobody has died from air pollution'. Isabel Díaz Ayuso, of the right-wing PP...

Vigo responds to 'New York Times' over Christmas light climate change criticisms
Environment Fri, Dec 27, 2019

Vigo responds to 'New York Times' over Christmas...

A GALICIA mayor has 'thanked' a daily broadsheet in New York for criticising the city's Christmas lights as 'contributing to climate change', as its comments not only provided an opportunity to...

What's been happening at the 'longest Climate Change Summit in history'?
Environment Sun, Dec 15, 2019

What's been happening at the 'longest Climate...

NOW officially the longest in history, the United Nations Climate Change Summit should have ended on Friday – but is still under way today due to the impossibility of reaching an agreement on strategy that will really...

Valencia students' 'micro-plastic sea filter' wins top design award
Environment Tue, Dec 10, 2019

Valencia students' 'micro-plastic sea filter'...

A GROUP of students at Valencia Polytechnic have won the prestigious James Dyson Award for their planet-saving invention: a buoy which filters and traps micro-plastics in the sea. Defined as pieces of plastic of less...

Spain's dazzling illuminations: Northern Lights in southern Europe?
Environment Sun, Dec 1, 2019

Spain's dazzling illuminations: Northern Lights in...

NOW THAT the days are getting shorter and night is falling earlier, hundreds of thousands of people on earth will be checking the daily forecast to see if they have a chance of catching the , or Northern Lights – just...

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