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Art exhibition to raise funds for Terra Saudável's fight against avocado monoculture

avocadoThe artists of Barão de São João and Terra Saudável this year are reflecting on environmental issues in more direct, sometimes more sarcastic tone, in an exhibition titled, BiodiversidARTE.

The exhibition of works from the artists of Barão de São João, an event in the Lagos village that happens every year around the time of the feast of São João, can be viewed from 18.30 on June 22nd.

Portugal's MPs to demand environment assessment of Spanish uranium mine

spanishflagAn all party resolution is being drafted by Portugal's Foreign Affairs Committee to question the licensing of a uranium mine over the border in Retortillo, Salamanca.

Calling for an environmental impact assessment of the mining project, mainly because the mine is in an area through which a stream flows and ends up in a tributary of the Douro, the mine is opposed by environmentalists in both countries.

All Energy Saving Concepts Under One Roof!

All Energy Saving Concepts Under One Roof!The Algarve is a beautiful place for many reasons, with the best climate in Europe.

Kenneth Grondijs, owner of SHS Solar Solutions and founder of Sustainable Superstore says:

With 320 days of sunshine and 5 times more light then the north of Europe we are in the best position to make maximum use of free energy. More and more people want to be sustainable. Not only our climate changes, also laws and rules that concern everything we do: energy and consumption go hand in hand.”

Lagos Council to protect natural wetland site "of the utmost importance"

LagoasBrancasSmallIn February this year, four Algarve MPs from the ruling Socialist Party recommended the classification and preservation of wetlands in the region.
The MPs, Luís Graça, Ana Passos, António Eusébio and Fernando Anastácio, submitted a draft resolution suggesting that the government comes up with a concerted action plan to protect key sites in collaboration with the Association of Municipalities of the Algarve, in particular with Lagos, Silves, Albufeira and Loulé councils.

Azure-wings are here to stay

MagpieApril sees the start of the breeding season for many birds in the Algarve, none more remarkable than the Azure-winged Magpie, which is strongly defying predictions that it may be facing extinction, write Len Port.
About the size of a blackbird but appearing bigger because of its multi-coloured body and much longer tail, the Azure-wing’s brash and boisterous behaviour also make it easy to spot.  

New Research Exposes Europe’s Most Toxic Drivers

New Research Exposes Europe’s Most Toxic DriversThe Eco Experts, a leading European solar and home improvements site, has released a new map exposing the European countries with the most noxious drivers, with the Czech Republic outed as the most toxic.
The study investigates driver toxicity in 25 European countries by cross-referencing data for the percentage of alternative fuel cars, average vehicle age, the number of vehicles per 1,000 people, and ambient air pollution.

Mayor died for democracy

4794Carlos Sousa, mayor of Albufeira, died from a heart attack last Thursday evening, after a long and hot debate, fighting crude oil extraction off the Algarve and Alentejo coastlines, writes Jack Soifer.
From the beginning, Carlos Eduardo Silva e Sousa supported the efforts of the environmental associations.

Living in harmony - free for a 5 year period

Living in harmony - free for a 5 year periodLiving in harmony with nature at The Green Man Hotel at Torvec, (The Odeleite River Valley Eco Centre) we have an exclusive for ADN readers, a new shareholding offer available with a low cost living opportunity for a small number of committed individuals or couples, looking for the healthier living lifestyle that Torvec can provide with it's beautiful river valley location, and pollution free environment.

The free living for life offer which we were promoting some time ago has now been withdrawn, it would appear that a free living for life opportunity was too good to be true for most people, so this new opportunity is no longer going to be “free for life” rather only free for a 5 year period, except for the working shareholder plan which is a more open-ended opportunity and free for as long as required.