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From Sunday, June 19, the cost of electricity in Spain and Portugal will drop

THE average energy price for regulated rate customers connected to the wholesale market in Spain and Portugal will decrease by 16.2%. It’s important to keep in mind that this decline occurs at the same time as weekend demand is declining and the heat wave has passed. This price for PVPC customers is indeed the result of multiplying the average price of the wholesale market auction by the amount of...

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As a result of the heatwave that hit Spain, baby swifts are dying as they leave their nests

DURING one of the earliest heat waves on record, ecologists are concerned about chicks' attempts to escape the high temperatures. Hundreds of baby swifts have died in southern Spain after leaving their nests prematurely in an attempt to avoid the intense heat during one of the country's early heatwaves on record, according to ecologists. Residents in Seville and Córdoba raised concerns about the...

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The Doñana National Park in Spain is under jeopardy as groundwater extraction continues

THE Doñana National Park in southern Spain has one of Europe's biggest wetlands, which is endangered by intensive farming. According to scientists, water supplies to the park have decreased considerably as a result of climate change and over-extraction of water by nearby strawberry fields, which is commonly done through illegal wells. This issue has created a significant schism between those who...

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