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Environment/Nature news & information for Catalonia

Volunteers clean up beaches after Hurricane Gloria
Environment Tue, Jan 28, 2020

Volunteers clean up beaches after Hurricane Gloria

HUNDREDS of volunteers all along the Mediterranean coast have been flocking to their nearest beach to help clean up the mess left by Hurricane Gloria. After a whole weekend's work, local helpers in Catalunya and...

Catalunya's little-known volcanoes
Environment Sat, Jan 25, 2020

Catalunya's little-known volcanoes

THINGS have often become explosive in Catalunya. Just as you cross the Pyrénées towards what is now the Costa Brava, you could find out how hot-headed the region was, and how it liked to blow its top. When thinking...

Remains of Europe's oldest dinosaur found in Catalunya
Environment Thu, Nov 28, 2019

Remains of Europe's oldest dinosaur found in Catalunya

DINOSAURS may have reached Europe 275,000 years earlier than initially believed, according to historians studying fossils recently found in the Pyrénées of Catalunya. What is thought to be the first-ever Lambeosaurine...

Children exposed to nature 'have better mental health as adults', study claims
Environment Thu, May 23, 2019

Children exposed to nature 'have better mental health...

CHILDREN exposed regularly to nature may be less likely to suffer mental health problems in adulthood, according to research led by La Caixa bank's scientific unit. Data were extracted from 3,600 people from areas...

American Bullfrog found in Ebro 'huge threat' to native species
Environment Sat, Jul 14, 2018

American Bullfrog found in Ebro 'huge threat' to...

A HIGHLY-AGGRESSIVE species of frog native to North America has been found in the wild in Spain for the first time, leading to concern among biologists. The American Bullfrog (), so-named because of its very loud noise...

Winter wonderland in Girona as rest of Spain swelters
Environment Sun, Jul 2, 2017

Winter wonderland in Girona as rest of Spain swelters

FIREFIGHTERS were still bailing out garages, car parks and ground-floor buildings in the city of Girona last night (Saturday) after a freak hailstorm covered the streets in a blanket of white on Friday. While the rest...

Barcelona scientists link air pollution with ADHD in children
Environment Wed, May 31, 2017

Barcelona scientists link air pollution with ADHD in...

AIR pollution caused by carbon monoxide leads to significant changes in children's brain structure, even when levels of contamination are below the European Union's recommended maximum, says a worrying report by...

Underground water pocket at 60ºC could provide on-tap supply and 'green' electricity for Barcelona town
Environment Wed, Jan 4, 2017

Underground water pocket at 60ºC could provide on-tap...

A TOWN near Barcelona is sitting on an underground Artesian bore well over 200 metres (650 feet) deep with a water temperature of 60ºC and a flow capacity of 30,000 litres per hour, say scientists. This could open the...

Two minor earthquakes on Costa Brava
Environment Sat, Jun 11, 2016

Two minor earthquakes on Costa Brava

TWO earthquakes have been reported in the province of Girona, inland from the Costa Brava. The first was recorded at 08.09hrs on Friday in Vilamalla, reaching 2.5 on the Richter scale, meaning most of the population did...

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