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Teruel poplar runs for European Tree of the Year
Environment Fri, Jan 30, 2015

Teruel poplar runs for European Tree of the Year

A CENTURIES-OLD poplar in the province of Teruel has been shortlisted for the European Tree of the Year award – the first time Spain has ever been represented in the competition. The black poplar, or , is 24 metres...

Avalanche leaves 240 stranded in Huesca ski resorts
Environment Sun, Jan 26, 2014

Avalanche leaves 240 stranded in Huesca ski resorts

AVALANCHES at the ski station of Benasque in the province of Huesca have left 58 guests and 20 employees stranded in a hotel on the resort. In total, at least 240 skiers are said to be trapped in stations throughout the...

Pyrenees glacier warns of climate change
Environment Tue, Feb 2, 2010

Pyrenees glacier warns of climate change

The Maladeta Glacier in the central Pyrenees, one of the glaciers currently being monitored by the World Glacier Monitoring Service (WGMS) continues to lose mass at an alarming rate, shrinking in thickness by 41 metres...

Fireman dies and 1,600 evacuated in Teruel inferno
Environment Fri, Jul 24, 2009

Fireman dies and 1,600 evacuated in Teruel inferno

ANOTHER fireman has died tackling a blaze – this time in Aliaga (Teruel province). The inferno has already wiped out 10,000 hectares and hundreds of people have been evacuated from their homes. In total, ten forest...

Rescuers find avalanche victim's body
Environment Wed, Dec 10, 2008

Rescuers find avalanche victim's body

The body of 34-year-old Susana M., who was killed in an avalanche last Sunday lunchtime, was eventually found at 2pm yesterday buried under 4.5m of snow on one of the slopes of Mt. Salvaguardia near Benasque in the...

Extra soldiers sent to tackle Zuera blaze
Environment Thu, Aug 7, 2008

Extra soldiers sent to tackle Zuera blaze

The Defence ministry has deployed a further 107 members of the Military Emergency Unit (UME) to fight a forest fire in Zaragoza province that has already destroyed around 2,200 hectares (5,436 acres), and which has...

Violent storm wrecks rock fest
Environment Sat, Jul 12, 2008

Violent storm wrecks rock fest

Last night's Monsters of Rock festival was washed out by a violent fifteen-minute wind and hail storm that also disrupted the 2008 international exhibition cultural programme. One spectator was hospitalised after...

Felipe and Letizia back in Zaragoza for third Expo visit
Environment Wed, Jul 9, 2008

Felipe and Letizia back in Zaragoza for third Expo visit

The Prince and Princess of Asturias arrived in Zaragoza shortly after 11am this morning for their third visit to the 2008 International Exhibition, which kicked off with a tour of the pavilions of Spain's regional...

Water Expo site partially flooded by Ebro tide
Environment Wed, Jun 4, 2008

Water Expo site partially flooded by Ebro tide

Some riverside ornamental gardens and the Anfiteatro concert facility at the Expo 2008 exhibition site in Zaragoza were flooded yesterday as the swollen Ebro river reached peak levels following last month's heavy...

Forest fire risk tripled as drought begins to bite
Environment Tue, Feb 12, 2008

Forest fire risk tripled as drought begins to bite

The worst drought in the last five years is taking its toll on the parched Aragón region, where irrigation bans are feared if no solution can be found before the summer season, though domestic supply is guaranteed....

More than 300 stranded campers rescued from flash floods
Environment Mon, Aug 6, 2007

More than 300 stranded campers rescued from flash floods

302 people from two campsites in the Llanos de Senarta area - Benasque (182) and Bielsa (120) - were rescued during the early hours of this morning as a result of a thunderstorm that started around midnight and which...

Zaragoza braced for Ebro flood tide
Environment Thu, Apr 5, 2007

Zaragoza braced for Ebro flood tide

A series of emergency measures have been put in place to protect Zaragoza (main photo) from flooding, including the installation of more powerful drainage pumps in the city's Actur and Arrabal districts. Although...

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