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Environment/Nature news & information for Costa Cálida

‘Trapped’ shark on Mazarrón beach released out to sea
Environment Tue, Aug 16, 2016

‘Trapped’ shark on Mazarrón beach released out to sea

EMERGENCY services have released a shark into the sea after it became stuck on Mazarrón’s Bolnuevo beach. They managed to free the creature – a , or ‘blue shark’ – after it was washed ashore and unable to get...

Massive blaze near La Manga Golf wipes out everything within 30-kilometre radius
Environment Sun, Aug 21, 2011

Massive blaze near La Manga Golf wipes out everything...

AN area the size of over 350 football pitches has been reduced to ashes after a forest fire broke out in a nature reserve in Cartagena (Murcia). The blaze has hit areas bordering the municipalities of Calblanque, Peña...

Floods claim another victim
Environment Thu, Sep 17, 2009

Floods claim another victim

A 25-year-old woman has been found dead today in her car after flood water swept it away last night as she drove along the RM-F22 road in Torre Pachecho (Murcia). Realising she was in difficulty, Juana L.S. had called...

Anti-red palm weevil campaign in Mazarrón
Environment Mon, Jul 30, 2007

Anti-red palm weevil campaign in Mazarrón

For a number of years palm tree growers have been aware of the threat from the red palm weevil, small beetle-like creatures which devour tress with their powerful jaws. With the cooperation of the Murcia region's...

Greenpeace activists stage GM factory protest
Environment Tue, Apr 20, 2004

Greenpeace activists stage GM factory protest

Fifty Greenpeace activists have infiltrated the Moyresa factory in Cartagena, which is owned by the Brazilian multinational Bunge, to denounce the company´s trade in genetically modified (GM) soya. Four of the...

Environment Thu, Nov 20, 2003

Toxic gas escape

The Española de Zinc factory in Cartagena suffered a seepage of sulphurous dioxide gas at eight o’clock this morning. This has produced a toxic cloud that, thanks to the wind, is currently hovering over an...

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