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Environment/Nature news & information for Cantabria region/province

World's second-deepest well shaft found in Cantabria
Environment Sat, Dec 31, 2016

World's second-deepest well shaft found in Cantabria

POTHOLERS in the northern region of Cantabria have discovered one of the deepest mine shafts in the world, the second in Europe and number one in Spain. Located on the side of the Porracolina mountain in the Calseca...

Cantabria's 200 forest fires out as Asturias keeps watch over last eight
Environment Tue, Dec 29, 2015

Cantabria's 200 forest fires out as Asturias keeps...

CANTABRIA is practically free from forest fires after a week with more than 200 burning across the region, whilst neighbouring Asturias still has eight out of the 160 raging all at once over Christmas. Smouldering areas...

Toxic spill decimates fish population
Environment Tue, Jul 29, 2008

Toxic spill decimates fish population

Cantabria regional president, Miguel Ángel Revilla (archive photo), has promised to investigate the origin of a toxic spill that killed nearly a tonne of fish in Besaya river near Cartes. Describing the incident as an...

Environment Thu, Jan 12, 2006

Tanker spills 1,000 litres of diesel into Sabiote river

A tanker transporting 3,000 litres of diesel fuel spilled a third of its load into the Sabiote river after an accident at around 11am this morning with a second lorry on the CA-523 between the towns of Ontón and...

Environment Wed, Aug 31, 2005

80 year old farmer dies of heat stroke

The body of an 80 year old man was found at 3.50pm yesterday afternoon by a jogger in Monte San Pelayo, which belongs to the borough of Castro Urdiales (Cantabria). Although it was initially thought that the man had...

Patchy weather on the way for Holy Week
Environment Fri, Mar 18, 2005

Patchy weather on the way for Holy Week

The photo depicts the scene on Santander´s Camello beach today, where they are making the most of a spell of fine weather and temperatures up as high as 25ºC. However, an Atlantic front is forecast to bring heavy rain...

Environment Fri, Jul 2, 2004

Santa Cruz Town Hall launch beach ashtray scheme

Staff from Santa Cruz de Bezana Town Hall will be giving out 5,000 free ashtrays especially designed for beach use. The scheme is part of an initiative to keep the town´s beaches clean this summer. The cost of the cone...

Environment Wed, May 19, 2004

Polientes´ Clean Area opened by Environment councillor

Environment councillor, José Ortega, inaugurated Polientes´ new Clean Area at 2pm today with the director of the Cantabria Refuse Company (ERC), Luis Egusquiza. The councillor´s visit to the viallge of Valderredible...

Cantabria lashed by strong winds
Environment Fri, May 7, 2004

Cantabria lashed by strong winds

The Cantabrian coast has been lashed this week by up to 90km/hour winds. The winds have eased slightly today but snow is still being forecast above 900 metres. Elsewhere in the region, cloudy skies and occasional rain...

Environment Wed, Apr 21, 2004

More improvement needed for Cantabria air quality

According to a five year report (1999-2003) presented yesterday by the Environment Council, air quality in the main urban centres of the Cantabria region has improved since 1999, but does not meet European Union demands...

Environment Tue, Mar 30, 2004

Reinosa mayor declares that Sidenor incident `under...

The mayor of Reinosa, José Miguel Barrio, stated today that the recent radioactive incident at the Sidenor plant was "under control" following measures taken by the company and the Nuclear Safety Council (CSN)....