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“Study Predicts Deserts in Spain If Global Warming Continues”

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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-10-27/study-predicts-deserts-in-spain-if-global-warming-continues

Southern Spain will become desert and deciduous forests will vanish from much of the Mediterranean basin unless global warming is reined in sharply, according to a study released Thursday.

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“Food waste: harvesting Spain’s unwanted crops to feed the hungry”

Advocates of gleaning say that the movement could reduce pressure on land use, improve diets, feed the hungry and provide work for the socially excluded.

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Europe wastes some 88m tonnes of food each year – around 173 kg per person – with costs estimated at €143bn (£113bn). Advocates of the new gleaning movements say that its collection could reduce pressure on land use, improve diets, feed the hungry and provide work for the socially excluded.

 

“Spain Wolf-Hunt Price Drop Shows Old Predator Gets New Appraisal”

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-04-08/spain-wolf-hunt-price-drop-shows-old-predator-gets-new-appraisal

While still viewed as an ancestral foe in the Spanish highlands — a wolf corpse was left hanging from an Asturian road sign last month — farmers and conservationists are finding enough common ground to allow the mythical predators to survive in their natural habitat, said Fernando Fernandez, a spokesman on rural affairs for the Cantabrian Regionalist Party.

“Spain & Portugal Could Survive Just On Geothermal Energy”

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Spain could obtain all the energy the country needs just from the heat under the ground. No solar, no wind is needed. Nor from the old nuclear plants the Spanish government and the electric companies want to restart. There is the potential to produce up to 700 GW, but currently none is produced by this means.

The resource is geothermal power, a growing market that hasn’t reached the Iberian Peninsula yet, and is barely used in Europe.