Spain Archive

  • Malaga: Getting Smarter? With Malaga recently adopted into the internationally known Smart City project, I look into how the funding is beginning to help move the coastal city to a […]

    Malaga: Getting Smarter?

    Malaga: Getting Smarter? With Malaga recently adopted into the internationally known Smart City project, I look into how the funding is beginning to help move the coastal city to a […]

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  • After equipping the city with solar panels, setting up educational programmes and promoting green energy, Barcelona now sets a new goal for the coming ten years: changing people’s lifestyle.

    Here comes the sun

    After equipping the city with solar panels, setting up educational programmes and promoting green energy, Barcelona now sets a new goal for the coming ten years: changing people’s lifestyle.

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  • A call for more “sustainable” and enviromentally-friendly tourism was the message from a mass protest against building a hotel on a beach in Vejer de La Frontera last week.  The hotel, scheduled to open in 2012, will sit 400 metres from the El Palmar beach.  

Tourism is the foundation of Spain’s economy. 
     But for a country that is the world’s second most popular tourist destination, the impacts of the industry can strain the nation’s resources.

    Sustainable tourism in Andalucía requires better water management

    A call for more “sustainable” and enviromentally-friendly tourism was the message from a mass protest against building a hotel on a beach in Vejer de La Frontera last week. The hotel, scheduled to open in 2012, will sit 400 metres from the El Palmar beach. Tourism is the foundation of Spain’s economy. But for a country that is the world’s second most popular tourist destination, the impacts of the industry can strain the nation’s resources.

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  • Catalonia, Barcelona: On top of a mountain just outside Barcelona stands the Sakya Tashi Ling Buddhist Monastery. Secluded from the rest of the Castelldefels community the monks, nuns and volunteers […]

    Buddhists Combat Climate Change

    Catalonia, Barcelona: On top of a mountain just outside Barcelona stands the Sakya Tashi Ling Buddhist Monastery. Secluded from the rest of the Castelldefels community the monks, nuns and volunteers […]

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  • Small villages in the Castilla y Leon province in the middle of Spain have fought and are still fighting there own battles against the effects of climate change. Over the […]

    Water, water, dónde estas?

    Small villages in the Castilla y Leon province in the middle of Spain have fought and are still fighting there own battles against the effects of climate change. Over the […]

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