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Environment/Nature news & information for Badajoz province

Portuguese earthquake felt in Extremadura and Andalucía
Environment Mon, Jan 15, 2018

Portuguese earthquake felt in Extremadura and Andalucía

AN EARTHQUAKE in Portugal measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale was felt in the provinces of Badajoz (Extremadura) and Huelva, Sevilla and Córdoba (Andalucía) this lunchtime (Monday). According to Portugal's Sea and...

Mayor walks 400 kilometres in protest over green energy funding cuts
Environment Tue, Mar 20, 2012

Mayor walks 400 kilometres in protest over green energy...

A MAYOR is walking from Extremadura to Madrid to protest over cuts in grants for green energy. Ángel Vadillo (PSOE) will walk 20 kilometres a day from his home town of Albuquerque (Badajoz) to the capital, stopping off...

Environment Wed, Jul 16, 2008

Olive farmers killed in lightning strike

A married couple from Peñalsordo (Badajoz) were killed this morning by a lightning strike in an olive grove in nearby Zarza Capilla. Francisco Paz Rodríguez (35) and Herminia Díaz García (36) were struck between 9...

Environment Tue, Oct 2, 2007

Swollen river sweeps away Rumanian camp

Between 100 and 150 Rumanians had to be evacuated from a makeshift camp in Villalba de los Barros after the river near which the camp had been set up, burst it banks as a result of heavy rains and swept away all the...

Environment Tue, May 25, 2004

Heavy rain causes floods in Alburquerque

Heavy rain which fell on Sunday caused floods in several streets and commercial premises in the town of Alburquerque according to 112 emergency sources. A clean up operation involving Town Hall staff, firemen from...

Environment Thu, Feb 12, 2004

€1.3 million EU aid for Extremadura forest fires

The Minister for the Environment, Elvira Rodríguez, announced yesterday that the European Union have allocated €1.3 million from the Solidarity Fund, to help pay for the damage done by last summer´s forest fires in...

Environment Mon, Jan 12, 2004

San Isidro to replace eucalyptus trees with pine and oak

The Town Hall of Villafranca is to proceed with the reforestation of the San Isidro area which involves replacing eucalyptus trees with pine and oak in an effort to improve the appearance of the area, and help minimise...

Environment Fri, Nov 21, 2003

Farmer´s leader calls for more forest fire compensation

Lorenzo Ramos, general secretary of the farmer´s union UPA-UCE, said today that the decree approved by the government will not alleviate either the devastation caused by the forest fires in Extremadura last summer, or...

Environment Tue, Nov 18, 2003

Greenpeace nuclear safety warning

Ecologist action groups, Greenpeace and Adenex, issued a joint statement yesterday warning that the recent incident at the Almaraz Nuclear Centre (CNA) "shows once more that this nuclear instalation is unstable, and...