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Canary Government pledges to fight effects of global warming on the islands

The Canary Government has declared a state of climatic emergency in the islands. This does not mean Mount Teide is about to erupt or the sun is getting too hot or that the heavens are about to open in biblical proportions. What it does signify, how-ever, is a firm commitment to recognising the effects of global warming and the ...Full Article

Police detect “Rivotril mafia gangs” in Canaries

National Police have opened an investigation in the islands for the alleged illicit trafficking of the “panic disorder” drug Rivotril. The alert was raised by different pharmacies in the ...Full Article

Marvel filming in Lanzarote will need environmental impact report

The new Marvel movie “The Eternals”, which is scheduled to be shot from November in Lanzarote, will need an impact study to start filming as it will be done ...Full Article

Chinese migrants smuggled into UK and Ireland via Canaries

Spanish police have dismantled a people-smuggling gang which used airports in the Canaries, including Tenerife, to get Chinese migrants into the UK for 30,000 euros each. The operation was ...Full Article

Fuerteventura’s heritage is neglected, says Cabildo

Fuerteventura needs to make more of its cultural heritage but there are parts of the island which are falling to bits, it has been claimed. The Cabildo’s culture councillor ...Full Article

Hotels “are breaching rules for heating swimming”

Environmental groups have denounced the use of fossil fuels to heat hotel pools in the Canary Islands. Several organisations claim establishments in the archipelago violate the regulations by using ...Full Article

German walkers become relic hunters!

Two German tourists became relic hunters when they found an ancient piece of pottery whilst out walking in La Palma. Eric and Helen Hoffstetter have now presented the fragment ...Full Article

La Gomera targets the Benelux countries

La Gomera is to have tourism representation agencies in Benelux (Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg) and France for the first time. This joins the countries of Germany, Switzerland and Austria, ...Full Article

La Palma wants new telescope rather than Hawaii

The Social Council of La Palma has agreed to support the possible installation of the Thirty Metre Telescope (TMT) on the summits of the island of La Palma in ...Full Article

Binter announces new flights to mainland

Binter will connect the Canary Islands on a regular basis with the airports of Pamplona, Zaragoza and Murcia in the next winter season. The airline will connect by air ...Full Article
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