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Environment/Nature news & information for Alicante province

Flash floods in Javea and Denia
Environment Sat, Aug 18, 2018

Flash floods in Javea and Denia

The Valencian Community - typically hot, sunny and dry at this time of year - has seen torrential rain over the past few hours, with a total of 105.2 litres per square metre falling in the popular holiday spot of Javea...

Earthquake in southern Alicante disturbs siesta
Environment Tue, Aug 14, 2018

Earthquake in southern Alicante disturbs siesta

AN EARTHQUAKE in the inland village of Albatera (Alicante province) close to Murcia's north-eastern border reached 4.2 on the Richter scale, according to the National Geographical Institute (IGN) on Twitter. The...

Portuguese Man O'War shuts another Costa Blanca beach
Environment Fri, Apr 27, 2018

Portuguese Man O'War shuts another Costa Blanca beach

ANOTHER Costa Blanca beach has been shut to bathers after a Portuguese Man O'War sighting – this time that of El Campello. Earlier this week, reports of the deadly marine hydrozoan being seen on the beach in Altea...

Altea shuts beach after Portuguese Man O'War sighted
Environment Wed, Apr 25, 2018

Altea shuts beach after Portuguese Man O'War sighted

AT LEAST one beach on the Costa Blanca has been shut after a Portuguese Man O'War was found on the shores. Altea (Alicante province) has banned bathers for the moment, and the poisonous species have been seen on the...

Four-metre shark found on Santa Pola beach
Environment Fri, Feb 23, 2018

Four-metre shark found on Santa Pola beach

A DEAD shark of nearly four metres (13 feet) long and weighing 200 kilos (31st 6lb) has been found on the beach in Santa Pola, south of Alicante. It was first seen on the shores of Levante Beach on Wednesday afternoon,...

Floods cause mayhem in Calpe and Benidorm
Environment Sat, Oct 7, 2017

Floods cause mayhem in Calpe and Benidorm

SUDDEN downpours today have flooded the towns of Benidorm and Calpe (Alicante province) leaving drivers trapped in their cars. Firefighters had to rescue one family from Calpe's Avenida Rumanía – a couple and...

Earthquake in Pilar de la Horadada
Environment Mon, Sep 29, 2014

Earthquake in Pilar de la Horadada

AN EARTHQUAKE rocked the southern Costa Blanca this weekend, the national geographical institute has just revealed. The epicentre was in the sea just off the coast of Pilar de la Horadada in the province of Alicante,...

Montgó fire under control
Environment Sat, May 3, 2014

Montgó fire under control

The forest fire that broke out at the foot of the Montgó Nature Reserve in Denia (Alicante), was finally declared under control by 3pm today, but not before almost 40 hectares of greenery had been destroyed. Local...

Adverse weather closes schools in Javea and Denia
Environment Wed, Nov 14, 2012

Adverse weather closes schools in Javea and Denia

The "adverse" weather conditions seen in the province of Alicante yesterday got worse overnight and schools remain closed in Javea, Denia, Ondara and Els Poblets with these and other coastal towns on red alert...

Forestry brigade workers killed in fire near Relleu
Environment Tue, Aug 14, 2012

Forestry brigade workers killed in fire near Relleu

TWO forestry brigade members have died fighting a massive inferno near Finestrat (Alicante) which has already wiped out 300 hectares. Another two have been injured and have been taken to hospital, whilst 130 children...

100 litres of rain in Alicante
Environment Wed, Mar 23, 2011

100 litres of rain in Alicante

The howling gales and driving rain which are battering the Comunitat Valenciana today have brought 100 litres of rain per square metre in the Vall de Gallinera in Alicante and have forced port authorities in Valencia to...

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