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Spain's historic drought: a global warning

Spain is grappling with a severe drought, leading to drastic measures and a broader discussion on water management and climate change.

Graham Keeley reports for The Independent.

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Italy and Spain experienced some of the world’s most costly climate disasters in 2023

The report calls for world leaders of developed countries to channel more funding into climate finance.
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Spain produced just over half of electricity from renewable sources in 2023

The share of electricity generated in Spain from renewable sources rose to 50.8% in 2023 from 42.2% a year earlier as the country moves towards its decarbonisation goals, Energy Minister Teresa Ribera said on Tuesday.
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Drought in Spain leaves villagers fearing a drier future

Residents of Pozoblanco and 22 other villages in the country’s south have had to get their drinking water from tankers since April, when the reservoir serving the area dried up.
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Spain hit hard by rising price of olive oil as climate change takes its toll on production

Drought and extreme heatwaves have halved Spanish olive oil production. The price at origin has increased by 112 per cent since last year.

Birds – and ornithologists – flock to huge rubbish dump in Spain
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Birds – and ornithologists – flock to huge rubbish dump in Spain

A vast rubbish dump in southern Spain has become a magnet for ornithologists as thousands of storks, black kites and vultures make a stopover to feed on food waste before beginning their journey across the Strait of Gibraltar.

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Court says renewable firms can seize Spain's property after subsidy cuts

London’s High Court has ruled that two investors in Spanish solar energy plants are entitled to seize a Spanish property in London to enforce a judgment in a long-running dispute over renewable energy incentives.

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