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Fury over 'volcano fears' headlines as experts refute British tabloid claims
Environment Sun, May 13, 2018

Fury over 'volcano fears' headlines as experts...

BRITISH tabloid headlines warning of volcanic eruptions in Tenerife – illustrated with a picture of lava spilling from a crater in Hawaii – have annoyed Spanish geologists and tourism industry workers. The front...

La Gomera to be powered 100% by green energy by 2030
Environment Mon, Apr 9, 2018

La Gomera to be powered 100% by green energy by 2030

THE Canarian island of La Gomera is aiming to be powered 100% by 'green' energy sources within 12 years, slashing its power costs by 37%. La Gomera, just off the coast of Tenerife, will be the second island in...

Earthquake in Tenerife
Environment Tue, Oct 10, 2017

Earthquake in Tenerife

AN EARTHQUAKE reaching 4 on the Richter scale shook the south-west of Tenerife in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday), but no damage was caused as it was located a very long way beneath the surface. Emergency...

Earthquake of 3.4 on the Richter scale in Fuerteventura
Environment Mon, Mar 27, 2017

Earthquake of 3.4 on the Richter scale in Fuerteventura

AN EARTHQUAKE measuring 3.4 on the Richter scale was reported yesterday afternoon in Fuerteventura, according to a late-night report from the National Geographical Institute (IGN). Its epicentre was 10 kilometres out to...

El Hierro volcano 'erupts' water jets at 39ºC
Environment Fri, Feb 26, 2016

El Hierro volcano 'erupts' water jets at 39ºC

AN UNDERWATER volcano off the coast of the Canarian island of El Hierro is still belching out water of 39ºC nearly five years after its eruption, according to a group of Spanish and German scientists. A small submarine...

'Killer whales' seen off Canary Island coast
Environment Sun, Aug 9, 2015

'Killer whales' seen off Canary Island coast

A GROUP of Orcas, or 'killer whales' has been sighted off the coast of the island of El Hierro in the Canaries just two miles out to sea. A male, three females and a calf were seen by marine biology researchers...

Canary Island oil slick threatens Tenerife and La Gomera
Environment Sun, Apr 26, 2015

Canary Island oil slick threatens Tenerife and La Gomera

AN OIL slick of several kilometres wide is spreading out of control towards other islands in the Canaries, warns the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The fuel spillage from the , a Russian fishing vessel which caught fire in...

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