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Environment/Nature news & information for Catalonia

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...

Catalunya protests over Spain's plans to 'steal' water from Ebro delta
Environment Tue, Feb 9, 2016

Catalunya protests over Spain's plans to...

PROTEST marches on Sunday filled the town of Amposta (Girona province) over ongoing plans by the Spanish government to reduce the flow of the Ebro river and siphone off it to provide water to other regions. Another...

Mass manure-spreading causes a stink in Barcelona
Environment Fri, Nov 20, 2015

Mass manure-spreading causes a stink in Barcelona

A MYSTERY pong hanging over Barcelona has had authorities scratching their heads and caused over 40 residents to ring the 112 emergency hotline. Farmers in the Baix Llobregat district stress that initial theories that...

Earthquake in Girona
Environment Tue, Jul 21, 2015

Earthquake in Girona

AN EARTHQUAKE in the Pyrénées west of the Costa Brava was felt in four towns and measured 2.5 on the Richter scale, emergency services have just revealed. The epicentre was in the Camprodon Valley in the province of...

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