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Environment/Nature news & information for Asturias region/province

Asturias fisherman finds giant squid nine metres long
Environment Sun, Aug 18, 2013

Asturias fisherman finds giant squid nine metres long

A GIANT squid has been caught by a fisherman in Asturias and is said to weigh over 80 kilos. It was seen floating on the surface of the sea just off Merón beach in Villaviciosa late on Friday evening, and was...

35 forest fires still burning in Asturias
Environment Wed, Mar 28, 2012

35 forest fires still burning in Asturias

A total of 35 forest fires are still burning in different areas of Asturias, but firefighters working in the region have managed to bring many more under control. The fires are affecting 24 different towns and villages...

Asturias still on flood alert
Environment Wed, Jun 16, 2010

Asturias still on flood alert

The rivers Piloña, Deva, Nalón and Sella have burst their banks in a total of 16 places today, causing widespread flooding of roads and railways in Asturias. More than 150 people have had to be rescued by boat and by...

Five provinces still on alert because of torrential rain
Environment Mon, Jun 14, 2010

Five provinces still on alert because of torrential rain

The state meteorological office (AEMET) has issued a yellow alert today in the provinces of Lleida, Girona, Barcelona, Huesca and Teruel because of the continuing torrential rain. Very heavy downpours are expected in...

Reservoirs overflow as heavy rain continues
Environment Thu, Jun 10, 2010

Reservoirs overflow as heavy rain continues

The heavy rain that has fallen over the past few hours has caused extensive flooding, with roads closed and some towns in Lugo (pictured) and Asturias rendered inaccessible. Reservoirs in the Pyrenees in Lleida and...

Spaniard found alive under L’Aquila earthquake rubble
Environment Sun, Apr 12, 2009

Spaniard found alive under L’Aquila earthquake rubble

A SPANISH national who spent seven hours buried in rubble in L’Aquila (Italy) following last week’s devastating earthquake has been rescued. Due to being crushed, Juan Fernando González Cordón, from Gijón...

Greenpeace target coal ship for climate change protest
Environment Mon, Oct 6, 2008

Greenpeace target coal ship for climate change protest

The Guardia Civil have arrested several Greenpeace activists who boarded a coal ship from Colombia moored in Gijón last night in a protest designed to highlight the extremely negative impact this fuel source has on the...

Environment Fri, Mar 28, 2008

Helicopter teams rescue snowbound mountaineers

A break in the weather this morning enabled rescue helicopters to reach eight snowbound mountaineers stranded in the Picos de Europa since last Tuesday. Six had been sheltering in a hikers' refuge in Vega de...

Firefighters battle nature reserve blaze
Environment Wed, Jun 7, 2006

Firefighters battle nature reserve blaze

Around 30 firefighters are trying to extinguish a forest fire that broke out overnight near the town of Ibias in Asturias that is threatening to spread to the Muniellos nature park. They are already being supported from...

Two English mountaineers die in Picos storm
Environment Mon, Feb 20, 2006

Two English mountaineers die in Picos storm

Catherine Louisa Stokes and Robert Rippengal died yesterday during an excursion to the central range of the Picos de Europa. Ms Stokes, who was from Southampton, phoned emergency services at 5.30pm on Saturday afternoon...

Liberian boat spills 800kg fuel oil into Gijón port
Environment Sun, May 1, 2005

Liberian boat spills 800kg fuel oil into Gijón port

The Liberian registered transport ship, the "Kapitan Zhuraylyov" (photo) spilled around 800kg of fuel oil into the port of Gijón yesterday afternoon at around 2.30pm yesterday afternoon. According to EL Musel...

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