Category Archives: Environment

Las Palmas begins work on the MetroGuagua rapid transit system

The first work to build the infrastructure for the Las Palmas MetroGuagua begins over the next few days, to create a high capacity transit line set to improve mobility and transform the capital city, in a collaboration between the City Council of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Municipal Guaguas,…

34º+ in the shade hot weather advisory for Gran Canaria

AEMET, the Spanish State Meteorological Agency, have issued yellow advisories, denoting risk, for maximum temperatures expected on Thursday and Friday. On Thursday morning the north and northeast coasts of Gran Canaria, including the capital Las Palmas, will see some cloud below 300 meters, that looks likely to clear through the…

Gran Canaria backs Siam Park leaving southern town hall no excuses

The president of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria, Antonio Morales, last week recommended that Siam Park promoter, Wolfgang Kiessling, request the Territorial Qualification, “spontaneously” asked for by the town hall governing Maspalomas, the main tourist zone in the south, to end the newly arisen “doubt” from within the local council…

Lebensraum strikes back, water park project under fire

Nobody can, for the life of them, figure out what on earth is happening with the promised Siam Park Gran Canaria, that so long overdue water park project planned for the south of the popular sub-tropical holiday island, a project yet to break ground.   Despite repeated announcements of all…

President advises territorial report for El Veril

The Kiessling group continues to wait for the San Bartolomé de Tirajana Town Hall, writes Thaidi Llames for Spanish language daily La Provincia, to grant authorisation to channel the El Veril ravine, where they plan to build a water park similar to Tenerife’s Siam Park. The southern municipality has now…

Gran Canaria government say no more gas

Gran Canaria’s new Insular Management Plan (Plan Insular de Ordenación (PIO)), announced at the end of May, eliminates all regulations aimed at the further implementation of gas as a source of energy for the island opting instead for greater commitment to the development of renewable energies, such as solar, wind,…

Canaries’ Government study Tuno plants

The Government of the Canary Islands have started studying the use of tuno fruit in juice

Playa de Mogán closed due to sewage leak

A spill of fecal sewage water has been detected in the area of ​​Playa de Mogán

Newsbrief: Police seize invasive alien speices, California King Snake, for sale online on Gran Canaria

The GRUMACanarian Police Environment Group on Gran Canaria seized a specimen of the species Lampropeltis Californiae last week, commonly known as the California King Snake (Culebra Real de California in Spanish)

83 kilos of fish and 900 sea cucumbers

Agents of the Government of the Canary Islands Fisheries Inspection Service have denounced

Storm headed for the Islands this Thursday

The Spanish State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) has warned of a storm front approaching

Californian King snake caught in Ayagaures

The presence of the Californian King snake (Lampropeltis getula californiae) continues to spread 

Gran Canaria to invest in renewable energies

The president of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria, Antonio Morales, in March presented

Gran Canaria rejects the Repsol statements

Repsol CEO and Chairman, Antonio Brufau, described as “third world” the Canarian opposition

Avocado cultivation areas increased 58%

Spain is the main avocado producer in Europe. Most of the avocados grown

Popular mountain road closes till mid May

Part of the GC-605, a beautiful mountain road popular with the more adventurous tourists

Switch Off for Earth Hour on Gran Canaria

Cabildo de Gran Canaria is switching ‘off’ on Saturday at 20.30 to join ‘Earth Hour’

Portuguese man o’ war on Gran Canaria shore

Over the last month there have been multiple sightings of brightly shimmering sea creatures