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Environment/Nature news & information for A Coruña province

Galicia wildfires finally extinguished
Environment Wed, Apr 4, 2012

Galicia wildfires finally extinguished

The wildfires that have been ravaging Galicia's Fragas do Eume natural park have finally been extinguished, announced the regional Environment Minister today. The last remaining pocket of fire from the blaze, that...

Galicia wildfires 'almost under control'
Environment Mon, Apr 2, 2012

Galicia wildfires 'almost under control'

The government delegate in Galicia, Samuel Juárez, said today the fire that has affected some 750 hectares of forest in Fragas do Eume is "almost under control". After visiting Monfero (A Coruña), where...

Massive kerosene slick in Galicia's O Burgo river was caused by parked lorry
Environment Mon, Sep 5, 2011

Massive kerosene slick in Galicia's O Burgo river was...

WORK continues on cleaning up the massive kerosene spillage which has contaminated the O Burgo river in A Coruña (Galicia). On Thursday night, 33,000 litres of the toxic and highly-flammable fuel leaked into the river,...

Environment Thu, Apr 17, 2008

Freak tornado rips through beach campsite

The Meteogalicia local weather information service is not expecting any further tornadoes like the one which caused substantial damage to a campsite on Cabío beach, near A Pobra do Caramiñal (A Coruña) at around 9pm...

Atlantic storm wreaks havoc along north coast
Environment Wed, Mar 12, 2008

Atlantic storm wreaks havoc along north coast

Fifty small boats moored in San Sebastián marina sank yesterday as storms continued to batter Spain's north coast for the second day in a row. Huge waves up to 16 metres high breached sea walls, flooding streets...

Rescuers recover body of one of five missing trawlermen
Environment Tue, Jan 15, 2008

Rescuers recover body of one of five missing trawlermen

Four men are still missing after the sinking of a trawler - 'El Cordero' - 20 miles north of A Coruña at 2am this morning. Three of the crew of eight, including the captain, Marcos Antonio Ures, were rescued...

Environment Mon, May 7, 2007

Ferrol fishermen block port to gas tanker

Around thirty seafood fishing boats from Mugardos, Fene and El Ferrol ports prevented the 'Galicia Spirit' gas tanker from entering the port of El Ferrol at high tide this morning. It is the first time that a...

Water reserves 11% above last year's levels
Environment Tue, Feb 20, 2007

Water reserves 11% above last year's levels

Levels rose in Spain's reservoirs last week by 1,424 cubic hectometres and now stand at 59.6% of their total capacity, 10.9 percentage points higher than this time last year. According to latest Environment ministry...

Environment Mon, Nov 13, 2006

Hundreds march to demand measures to prevent another...

Around two thousand people took part in a demonstration march through the centre of Santiago de Compostela yesterday to mark the fourth anniversary of the 'Prestige' oil tanker disaster, and to demand that...

Orange alert as heavy rains lash Coruña province
Environment Tue, Oct 3, 2006

Orange alert as heavy rains lash Coruña province

The regional government has confirmed that the province of A Coruña has been placed on orange alert after the National Meteorological office predicted that the heavy torrential rains and high winds already affecting...

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