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Luxembourg family buys island off Formentera for €18m
Environment Sat, Mar 17, 2018

Luxembourg family buys island off Formentera for €18m

A FAMILY from Luxembourg has bought the s'Espalmador island off the north coast of Formentera 'for their own private use' for the sum of €18 million, according to the Balearic regional government. A small,...

Shark shuts Mallorca beach
Environment Wed, Jun 28, 2017

Shark shuts Mallorca beach

A SHARK appearing on the shore at a beach near Magaluf forced lifeguards to evacuate the sea at the weekend, emergency services have just reported. The Blue Shark was described as being eight feet (2.4 metres) long and...

Island in Balearics on sale for €24m
Environment Wed, Oct 28, 2015

Island in Balearics on sale for €24m

AN ISLAND off the coast of Formentera, the smallest of the Balearics is up for sale for €24 million. S'Espalmador is separated from Formentera, the most diminutive inhabited island in the region, by a thin strip...

Crocodile basks in Ibiza stream
Environment Mon, Aug 10, 2015

Crocodile basks in Ibiza stream

PASSERS-BY reacted in terror when they spotted a crocodile in the Sa Llavanera stream in Ibiza's so-called 'Golden Mile' – although some of the braver ones stopped to take a 'selfie' with the sharp...

Ibiza forest fire forces evacuation of 100 residents
Environment Sun, Apr 13, 2014

Ibiza forest fire forces evacuation of 100 residents

A FOREST fire raging out of control in Ibiza has forced around 100 people to flee their homes on the Vistalegre urbanisation for their own safety. The flames broke out in the Es Cubells area, in the town of Sant Josep...

Mallorca devastated by gales and downpours
Environment Thu, Oct 31, 2013

Mallorca devastated by gales and downpours

FREAK storms and torrential rain across the south of the island of Mallorca have left hundreds of homes flooded and several people trapped in their cars. Four people in three vehicles had to be rescued in Santanyí on...

Holidaymakers alarmed by huge fire in Calviá
Environment Tue, Aug 28, 2012

Holidaymakers alarmed by huge fire in Calviá

A BLAZE that broke out near Calviá (Mallorca) this afternoon has already wiped out 20 hectares and continues to burn out of control. Eight helicopters have been working on the fire in Bendinat since it started at...

Idyllic Mallorcan beach threatened by hotel chain
Environment Mon, Apr 2, 2012

Idyllic Mallorcan beach threatened by hotel chain

There is uproar in Mallorca and across Spain in general after the regional government for the Balearic Islands approved last Friday a project to build a luxury hotel complex ajacent to one of Mallorca's most...

100,000-year-old seagrass found off Formentera
Environment Thu, Feb 2, 2012

100,000-year-old seagrass found off Formentera

A team of scientists with the Spanish National Research Council (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas - CSIC) has found a 100,000-year-old clonal colony of 'posidonia oceanica', an endangered...

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