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Environment/Nature news & information for Costa Almería

'Bridge to Africa' found beneath Alborán Sea
Environment Sat, Sep 8, 2018

'Bridge to Africa' found beneath Alborán Sea

SCIENTISTS have discovered a string of submerged islands between the Cabo de Gata (Almería province) and what is now the Spanish city-province of Melilla on the northern Moroccan coast, close to the Algerian border....

Earthquake of 2.9 on the Richter scale in Almería
Environment Mon, Aug 17, 2015

Earthquake of 2.9 on the Richter scale in Almería

AN EARTHQUAKE in the province of Almería caused a flood of calls to the 112 emergency hotline at around 01.00hrs yesterday morning (Sunday). Its epicentre was in La Mojonera, halfway between El Ejido and Roquetas de...

Greenpeace paints the town black
Environment Tue, May 13, 2014

Greenpeace paints the town black

GREENPEACE activists have painted a massive black blob on the front of an illegally-built hotel in the El Algarróbico area of Carboneras (Almería) in protest. They have left the façades of some of the rooms in the...

Almería town recovers from landslide only to be hit by earthquake
Environment Tue, Oct 25, 2011

Almería town recovers from landslide only to be hit by...

Two earthquakes measuring nearly four on the Richter scale shook the towns of Cuevas del Almanzora and Zurgena, in Almería, in the early hours of this morning. No-one was injured in the quakes that occurred at around 1...

Landslide traps three in Almería cave house
Environment Fri, Oct 14, 2011

Landslide traps three in Almería cave house

Great piles of earth and huge rocks are making it extremely difficult for rescuers to get to three people trapped inside a cave house in Cuevas del Almanzora (Almería) after a landslide this morning. Heavy machinery...

Greenpeace activists occupy hotel on Almería coast
Environment Mon, Sep 5, 2011

Greenpeace activists occupy hotel on Almería coast

A dozen Greenpeace activists took control of an unfinished hotel on the El Algarrobico beach in the Cabo de Gata national park in Almería this morning, demanding its immediate demolition. Greenpeace spokesman in...

The earth moves in Almería
Environment Thu, Nov 4, 2010

The earth moves in Almería

According to the Andalusian Institute for Geophysics and the Prevention of Seismic Disasters, the earth has moved twice in Almería today. The first earthquake, measuring 3.6 on the Richter scale, was recorded at 6.10am...

Forest fire evacuees return to holiday park
Environment Sun, Aug 9, 2009

Forest fire evacuees return to holiday park

A TOTAL of 40 people who had to be evacuated from a holiday park in Abrucena (Almería) as a result of a forest fire have been told they can return. They had to spend last night in rural guest houses in the neighbouring...

Environment Sat, Apr 11, 2009

Earthquake rocks Almería

AN earthquake measuring 2.9 on the Richter Scale was felt in Tíjola and Fines (Almería) at around 09.00hrs yesterday. Emergency services report that the epicentre of the tremor was to the west of Lúcar, but that they...

Greenpeace wrap un illegal hotel
Environment Thu, Feb 12, 2009

Greenpeace wrap un illegal hotel

Greenpeace activists have wrapped up the illegally-built El Algarrobico hotel in Almeria with 18,000m of green fabric in an attempt to force the Environment Ministry to move ahead with its demolition. Approximately 60...

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