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Environment/Nature news & information for Costa Maresme

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...

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...

Shark sighting forces beach closure
Environment Wed, Jul 16, 2014

Shark sighting forces beach closure

TWO beaches in the province of Barcelona were closed off yesterday (Tuesday) after a shark was spotted close to the shores. Red flags were hoisted in Masnou and Premià de Mar after the sea creature – which can reach...

2.9 magnitude earthquake recorded off Barcelona coast
Environment Thu, Apr 12, 2012

2.9 magnitude earthquake recorded off Barcelona coast

An earthquake measuring 2.9 on the Richter scale was recorded late last night along the Costa del Maresme, in Barcelona, although no damage has been done according to the Geological Institute of Catalunya (IGC). The...

Heavy rains flood Barcelona and Girona
Environment Wed, Mar 16, 2011

Heavy rains flood Barcelona and Girona

The heavy rains that have fallen across Catalunya have flooded low-lying areas of Barcelona, with many roads cut off by the floodwater, and filled rivers and reservoirs in Girona to the brim. The rain led firefighters...

Barcelona's pollution levels are 'dangerous'
Environment Thu, Feb 10, 2011

Barcelona's pollution levels are 'dangerous'

BARCELONA is said to have five major pollution blackspots due to its high volume of traffic, with smog levels being way beyond the safe limits set by the UN. Potentially deadly levels of Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) are found...

Adopted Haitian children arrive in Spain
Environment Thu, Jan 28, 2010

Adopted Haitian children arrive in Spain

Four Haitian children, who have been adopted by families from Catalunya, arrived in Madrid this morning "exhausted, but very happy". They are now on their way to Barcelona with their new families. The group was...

Barcelona begs for help in pest control
Environment Mon, Aug 10, 2009

Barcelona begs for help in pest control

The city of Barcelona has admitted that it needs the people's help in the face of ever-increasing plagues of pigeons, rats and tiger mosquitos affecting the area. The city's Public Health Agency has requested...

Earthquake rocks Barcelona
Environment Sun, Jun 21, 2009

Earthquake rocks Barcelona

AN earthquake measuring 2.3 on the Richter Scale in the Maresme area of Catalunya was recorded on Friday. The regional geological institute reported yesterday that the tremor’s epicentre was traced to Tordera...

Emergency drought measures lifted
Environment Fri, Jun 6, 2008

Emergency drought measures lifted

Speaking yesterday in Luxemburg, Environment minister, Elena Espinosa, revealed that the emergency drought measures introduced for the Cataluña region before last month's heavy rains, would be cancelled at...

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