The Spanish town of Huelva, located just 50km from the Portuguese border, could be swamped by tons of toxic residue if the dam breaks. The company producing the waste says it has a plan, but locals want a complete clean-up. Santiago Sáez reports from Huelva.
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The increase in the amount of materials recycled in Portugal last year peaked at extraordinary highs. The latest statistics reveal that the overall level increased by 10% compared to the 2018 figures.
TheMayor.EU portal for European cities and citizens has described the increase as “staggering”. It says that “Portugal is well on its way to achieving its sustainability and recycling targets.”
Yes, it can and those who were present at Faro Porsche Centre, on 28th February, to assist the outstanding launch of the brand new TAYCAN Turbo S, were able to look closely how the most recent propulsion technology is capable of taking us from 0 to 100km/h in only 2.8 seconds, wrapped in the emotion and the pleasure of driving which only a Porsche is able to provide.
In May 2019, 43 electric buses began to run in Amiens, France. They carry 151 passengers, make three routes from downtown, the racecourse, the fair hall, hospital / university, railway stations and residential areas. Some route sections are exclusive lanes with priority at traffic lights. They run from 4am to midnight. They arrive every 8 minutes.
New advances in ‘marine-based’ biotechnology involving algae, crabs and prawns could help tackle the global plastic crisis, according to a major EU study.
A detailed report released today by a consortium of leading European scientists shows that biodegradable biopolymers created from the sea have the potential to compete with traditional plastics - while crucially offering a more environmentally friendly alternative.
Latest estimates warn that many coastal cities, towns, villages and resorts in mainland Portugal are likely to become increasingly vulnerable to flooding or total destruction by sea levels that are rising far faster than expected.
The latest evaluation of data on rising sea levels has tripled previous estimates of vulnerability in coastal areas around the world.
Combined wind, wave and solar arrays will transform the marine renewable energy market driving ‘higher capacity’ and ‘seasonally consistent’ energy, a Portugal conference heard.
Delegates at the ‘Marine Renewable Energy and Offshore Aquaculture’ seminar in Lisbon, Portugal, heard about a series of advances involving deep water floating wind, wave energy, hydrogen production, offshore aquaculture and seaweed cultivation.
- An oasis in the ecological desert
- Portugal to run a 5-year trial using 18,500 goats to clear scrub against forest fires
- Portugal and Norway to share world-leading marine renewable energy expertise
- A Terra Treme” – Earthquake Awareness Exercise
- Vilamoura International School awarded with a Green Flag and a tied 1st Place in the Eco-Trails competition
- NEW REPORT - How EU countries can quit single-use plastics and switch to reusables
- Algarve can deliver blueprint to tackle future global crises
- Is there a future for Lagoa dos Salgados?