Birds of Spain

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Spain, with its vibrant culture and natural beauty, has always been at the top of my list of countries to visit. Raúl Tomás of Wildglimpses just put together a brief but breathtaking look at the birds of Spain. Destinations Spain videoAnd with all those eagles, larks, and sandgrouse, not to mention Azure-winged Magpie , the Iberian Peninsula holds a prominent place on my birding bucket list.

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Ancient farm in Spain gets UN recognition

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With climates similar to the Levant and influenced by North Africa, there is so much the Middle East can learn from Spain. The 2,800-hectare park is home to Spain’s largest lake and one of the most important wetland areas on the Iberian Peninsula.

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Warning that transgenic maize in Spain could spread uncontrollably

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As evidenced by the organisations, the ancestor of cultivated maize, teosinte, is widely invading agricultural landscapes in several regions of Spain where, in some cases, the genetically engineered maize MON810 is also cultivated which is producing an insecticidal protein. This is a scenario carrying major risks for farmers and the environment”, Maria Carrascosa says for Red de Semillas from Spain.

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The sun is privatized in Spain

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The sun is privatized in Spain. yes yes you read correctly, in Spain totally unlike Europe, who generate a toll is imposed electricity and inject the en. Spain has been privatized in the sun without consulting its citizens, without consulting the solar system without consulting the universe so.

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World Wildlife Fund Ousts King of Spain for Elephant Hunting


The King of Spain gets kicked out of World Wildlife Fund Spain due to hunting in Botswana. Read More The post World Wildlife Fund Ousts King of Spain for Elephant Hunting appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News king juan carlos king of spain

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Field Notes: Spain Still Big on Green

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European countries, especially Spain are becoming stronger on green projects like renewable energy and recycling. Spain has been a leader in solar energy projects, and recently Spanish companies have partnered with those in the Middle East, such as the one with Abu Dhabi’s Masdar renewable energy company and Spain’s Torresol Energy using concentrated solar energy plants incorporating concentrated solar power (CSP).

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Masdar sues Spain over solar energy subsidy cuts

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The multi-pronged company funded in part by the government of Abu Dhabi helped build the world’s first 24/7 solar power plant in Spain , a feat made possible in part with subsidies. But Spain has now cut incentives for renewable energy , which eats into Masdar’s investment. billion, Spain has slashed and in some cases completely eliminated the subsidies that first made renewable energy projects competitive against fossil fuels.

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Hertz rents electric bikes in Spain

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A fter a smooth test ride in London earlier this year, Hertz is expanding its electric bicycle rentals to Spain. Hertz rents electric bikes in Spain is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. Alava Alicante Almeria Barcelona Car rental England Europe Formentera Granada London Mallorca News Pontevedra Spain United Kingdom Valencia bicycle Hertz| Green Travel News |.

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Spain Approves Offshore Wind Power

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Spain is truly an international leader in the development of renewable energy and already produce the third most wind energy in the world and the second most solar energy. Despite this, Spain’s massive coastline has remained untapped as a wind energy resource, until now. Earlier this year Spain brought attention to the value of wind energy when they set a record for wind power generation with 11,180 megawatts from a strong wind. Government / Industry Spain Wind Farm

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Greece and Spain are just the beginning

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Greece and Spain are just the beginning, the rest of the EU is going to follow sooner or later, including Germany Anyone who thinks that the Euro crisis and the crisis in the European Union is going to stop with Greece and Spain better have a contingency plan and a good one at that.

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Why I’m Leaving Tomorrow to Walk across Spain.

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Adventure Inspiring (Wow) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) Z ADMIN Spirituality Featured Today camino de santiago quest searching seeking Spain walkingIt doesn’t matter where we go, for how long or what we look for. What matters is that we walk.

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Solar Plane Proves Night Flights Possible – Returns to Spain

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The Solar Impulse , the world’s longest solar powered flight has landed back home in Madrid, Spain. The plane’s maiden voyage was from Spain to Morocco, proving that a solar-powered plane could fly both day and night. Cars & Transportation airplanes Morocco Rabat solar power SpainIt’s mission accomplished. The flight took 17 hours from Rabat, Morocco.

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Something for everyone: Family friendly theme parks in Spain

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With the stunning Spanish sunshine and a rich culture to explore, Spain is a fantastic destination for a family holiday. So, when you’re browsing for spacious villas in Spain that are large enough for the whole family, find the nearest family-friendly theme park to you with this list. PortAventura, Mainland Spain. PortAventura is one of the most famous theme parks in Spain, bringing in approximately five million visitors a year.

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Spain Ditches Morocco’s Desertec Solar Project Meeting

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Morocco’s ambitious Desertec solar energy project received a setback after Spain failed to show for the official signing of the agreement that aims to transform North Africa’s energy market. The first Desertec project between the EU and Morocco is now under threat as Spain had been an instrumental partner in the project. Image of solar power plant in Spain , Shutterstock.

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Being a beginning birder, again

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I had a work trip to southern Spain earlier this month. But, amazingly, not all the “House Sparrows” I saw were House Sparrows ; a large group in Algeciras, in southern Spain, were Spanish Sparrows , and a smaller group in Madrid were European Tree Sparrows. (In And not a single Starling I saw in Spain was European , as are the introduced Starlings in the Americas; they were Spotless Starlings , every one! Birding Andalucia birding birding Spain Madrid Spain

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Alvaro Siza makes it easier to visit the spectacular Alhambra palace in Spain

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Design Alvaro Siza eco-tourism Granada Moorish architecture Moors Spain sustainable design The Alhambra Gate World Heritage site The Alhambra palace and fortress in Granada , with its mesmerizing series of courtyards, gardens and vistas that turn light and shadow into toys, may be the Moors’ crowning achievement. But the world heritage site has become so popular, visitors must wait hours just to get inside. Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza hopes to change that.

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A Mongoose and 'A Hill in Spain' | Wend Blog

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Magazine Blog iWend Greenery Digital Edition Wend Your Way Subscribe Wend Blog Share this: Tweet Share A Mongoose and ‘A Hill in Spain’ Sami Ewers March 4th, 2011 Follow me on Twitter @samiewers [link] This is the latest video from Chris Akrigg , who, in addition to being a world-class Mongoose Mountain Team rider and six-time National Bike Trial Champion, is known worldwide for the videos he shoots of his own mountain biking and fixie rides, stunts and tricks.

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Spain to ban photos and videos of cops

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Spain to ban photos and videos of cops by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Spain’s government is drafting a law that bans the photographing and filming of members of the police. Police protection or citizen censorship? The Interior Ministry assures they are not cracking down on freedom of expression, but protecting the lives of law enforcement officers.

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Green Touch of Spain Pop-Up Shop in Brooklyn

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The Green Touch of Spain, a pop-up shop featuring products from sustainable fashion brands, is open through Friday, May 10th. Featuring eco-friendly and sustainable products by five designers from Spain chosen to showcase their work and celebrate the rising movement of “slow fashion,” there are cute summer clothes, shoes, bags/purses and accessories for men and women from brands Ecoology, Efimero, Kameleonik and Le Konsphin. Ecoology dresses and blouses.

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A small town in Spain fights food waste with a humble refrigerator

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The residents of Galdakao, Spain, have tackled food waste in a highly unconventional and creative way. The ingenious "Solidarity Fridge" is located on a public street, where anyone can donate or take leftover food. On April 30, the Association of Volunteers of Galdakao, led by Álvaro Saiz, installed a refrigerator on the side of a public street. This “Solidarity Fridge,” or frigorífico solidario, is a place where anyone can leave leftover food or take it home to eat.

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Indoor Ski Slopes from Ski Dubai Goes Carbon Neutral in Spain

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But the one in Spain will be carbon neutral. ” And while Barcelona, like most of Spain has a chronic water problem, it is less serious than Dubai, where virtually all its water comes from desalinization. Lifestyle & Culture Travel & Nature carbon neutral Dubai SpainBarcelona hopes to have an indoor ski slope as nice as Ski Dubai (pictured), but carbon neutral. Barcelona is not as hot as places like Abu Dhabi and Dubai, which now has an indoor snow ski slope.

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WATCH: Giant Squid Washes Up on Spain Beach


Read More The post WATCH: Giant Squid Washes Up on Spain Beach appeared first on Ecorazzi. The remains of a giant squid washed up last week in Cantabria. The squid is an elusive species, living in the far depths of the ocean. Animals News Science Top News Video

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AORA’s Solar Sun Tulip Says Ola Sol in Spain

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With a 35 meter high sun-ray collection tower and about 50 mirrors positioned to direct the sun, Israel’s AORA is about to flip the switch on its latest solar power plant in Spain. Since, it has been under the radar, and has recently emerged at the prestigious Platforma Solar Almeria in Almeria, Spain. Watch out for AORA as they flip the switch in Spain on February 7. :: AORA.

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Wind power in Spain reaches an historic high in March 2011

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By Michael Smith (Veshengro) Madrid, Spain: Wind power became Spain's main source of electricity for the first time ever in April 2011 and wind farms accounted for 21 percent of demand and reached a monthly record, which is 5.0 Spain is a country renowned for its focus on renewable energy but very few people will have realized how much energy Spain derives from wind rather than, as people might like to assume, solar.

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Masdar Opens First Baseload Solar in Spain – Gemasolar

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The first of the three plants, the 20 MW Gemasolar project in Fuentes Andalucía, Spain, will power 100% of 27,500 Spanish households’ electricity needs, all day and most of the night, under a 25-year regulated tariff by the Spanish Government. The plant is expected to save more than 30,000 tonnes of CO 2 emission a year, helping Spain contribute to Europe’s 2020 climate and energy targets which aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20%.

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Gorgeous geodesic dome burned down for Las Fallas festival in Spain

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The Castielfabib community of Valencia put on an especially exciting show during this year’s Las Fallas festival in Spain. </a> from <a href=”[link] on <a href=””>Vimeo</a> </p> Las Fallas most likely takes its origin from a Spring / Harvest pagan ritual that has evolved into one of Spain’s zaniest fiestas, and that’s saying a lot.

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Spain- Taking its foot off the pedal and increasing renewables


Last month Spain lowered its maximum speed limit from 120kmph down to 110kmph to try to save on its fuel bill. Spain depends heavily on imported fuel and about 13% of its oil usually comes from Libya. The government calculates that the reduction in road speed translates to a 15% saving on fuel and a considerable cut in Spain's energy bill. "We Lowering the Speed Limit.

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$571m solar power plant planned for Spain


Currently the western expanse of Spain dubbed as Extremadura, is planning to construct a photovoltaic power plant, the largest of its kind, in the region. Mridul Jerath: The power of the Sun has delivered a large number of solar photovoltaic systems across the world over the past decade. This is not only cost effective but also minimizes our dependency on the conventional grid requirements. Sun Power builds and connects solar power plants on-time and on-budget.

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Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise detained in Spain following oil protest

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The Ministry of Public Works and Transportation in Spain has detained the Arctic Sunrise, a ship operated by Greenpeace International, while an investigation is completed into the peaceful anti-oil drilling protest, which took place in the waters off Canary Islands this past weekend. The detention of the Arctic Sunrise violates the rights of all people who strive to defend the environment,” said Mario Rodriguez, director of Greenpeace Spain, in a statement. “It’s

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Homage to Catalonia

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Trips Catalonia Europe SpainIn a warm Catalonian March (I was about to say Spanish, but among quite a few flags, I haven’t seen a single Spanish one), Barcelona was filled with sunlight and full of Rose-ringed and Monk Parakeets , two charming but alien and invasive species.

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Raimat Saira Albariño (2017)

10,000 Birds

If it hasn’t begun already, the grape harvest should be getting underway in Spain this month. As the growing season wanes and summer gives way to autumn, winemakers in Spain – and across the Northern Hemisphere – will be watchful for that perfect moment when the fruit is at its absolute peak – a sign that the hectic work to collect a year’s worth of product in just a few days can finally begin. Birding Food Reviews Birds and Booze Spain storks White Stork wine

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Spain Likely to Slash Wind Subsidies


While wind turbines operating in Spain are subject to seasonal variations, this year Spain’s total electricity generated by wind power was more than 42,702 gigawatt hours. Spain’s Industry Ministry has upset the country’s burgeoning wind power sector by announcing that it intends to slash subsidies by 40 percent. Wind power companies accuse the Ministry of Industry of crippling the sector and putting 15,000 jobs at risk.

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Track the Sun-Powered Solar Impulse Flight to Spain and Morocco

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As I write this, the Solar Impulse is traveling 94.2 km/h at an altitude of 7,016 meters en route to Madrid, where co-pilots Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg will switch seats before leaving for their final destination Morocco.

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Spain’s Gemasolar thermosolar station generates power even during night


Abdul Vahid V: Spain’s famous thermosolar power station, the Gemasolar, produces power round the clock and the entire year. Solar power station in Spain works at night. Whether it is night or daytime; a sunny day or a cloudy day, the Gemasolar generates energy thanks to its advanced storage and energy gathering systems. The thermosolar station, which situates in the plains of Andalusia, features 2,600 solar mirrors with the entire build spreading out in 120 square meters.

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Copenhagen wins ‘European Green Capital’

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In the Flesh: Griffon Vultures

10,000 Birds

As soon as I knew that I was heading to Spain, my mind jumped to Lammergeyers. Of course, Spain is home to other vultures. Birds Spain vulturesIn fact, I believe that I may, possibly, have sent my boyfriend a chat message containing just that one word and and exclamation point. Then I sent him a picture to explain my excitement. I still don’t think he quite got it, but that didn’t matter. Lammergeyers! Alas, it was not to be.

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Menorca: a natural paradise in the Spanish Mediterranean

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Balearic Islands Community Europe Menorca Spain Xtras Cami de Cavalls eco-friendly Menorca eco-friendly Minorca eco-tourism Balearic Islands eco-tourism in Menorca eco-tourism in Minorca ecological Menorca ecological Minorca green Menorca green Minorca| Unspoiled, Low Key | It’s high time for Menorca to claim its place as the natural beauty of the Balearic Islands.

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Beijing In Flood While Spain and Portugal Battle Fire


The heaviest rainfall to hit China's capital Beijing in 60 years has left 37 people dead and stranded thousands at the main airport. And so it seems, the weather continues to be the news as the world faces extreme weather event after extreme weather event. Beijing is dealing with the heaviest rainfall to hit China;s capital in 60 years.

Raptor Migration across the Straits of Gibraltar

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It was actually logistically easier for me to stay away from Gibraltar itself which, as a British Crown Colony with constrained geography, a slowish, passport-controlled border with Spain and relatively limited flight connections, has its limitations. Trips hawkwatch raptors Spain Peter Thoem settled in Canada many years ago. He lives at the west end of Lake Ontario which, twelve months of the year, is a very rich and varied place for birds.

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Want to stay close to nature in Europe? Try mobi-camping!

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Costa Verde Croatia Europe France Spain best mobile home parks for Europe vacations best mobile parks for EU holidays mobi-camping top caravan rental for Europe holiday| It’s Glamping Plus | You know about glamping—luxury camping with the comforts of home. But have you heard of mobi-camping? We didn’t think so. We just coined the phase…pass it on.

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Catalonian Spring

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In the end, it was birding that has taken him from his native Serbia, across the Balkans and Turkey, to the very borders of the Old World: East Anglia and Spain, southern Africa and India, where he chased that country’s rarest owl. Trips Catalonia Europe Spain

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“European” Purple Swamphens on Mallorca

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However, the European or Western Swamphen (and boy, do I wish they find a nicer name once the split is accepted) is entirely confined to a small area of the WP, as it currently ranges very patchily from NW Africa and Spain to the Italian island of Sardinia. Way back in 1995, on my first trip to Spain, it was almost an outrageous event to see Purple Swamphens in the far north-east of the country. ” Birds Europe Purple Swamphen rails Spain

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