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Environment/Nature news & information for Costa Cantabria

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, 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...

Santander welcomes `Prestige´ investigation team
Environment Fri, Jan 30, 2004

Santander welcomes `Prestige´ investigation team

It is a year ago today since the tanker "Prestige" sank 233 km off Spain´s Galician coast, spilling 70,000 tonnes of fuel oil. All but a handful of beaches remain affected, and the government announced...

Environment Wed, Dec 3, 2003

Heavy rain damages roof and forces evacuation

Santander firemen evacuated a property on the calle Burgos yesterday afternoon after the heavy rain which has fallen in the region during the last few hours left the roof damaged. Teams of firmen have been mopping up at...

Ecologists protest in Santander
Environment Thu, Nov 20, 2003

Ecologists protest in Santander

To mark the anniversary of the Prestige catastrophe, "Ecologists in Action", organised a protest last night in the Town Hall Square, to draw attention to the state of the Cantabrian coastline. Fuel is still...

Presentation of 'Libro Blanco Prestige'
Environment Wed, Oct 15, 2003

Presentation of 'Libro Blanco Prestige'

The president of the Principality of Asturias, Vicente Alvarez Areces and the president of the Government of Cantabria, Miguel Angel Revilla have presented, in Santander, the "White Book on the Prestige" where a...