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Environment/Nature news & information for Costa Valencia

Valencia 'urban' forest fire ignites suspicions as 30-year ban on developing razed land lifted
Environment Fri, Aug 14, 2015

Valencia 'urban' forest fire ignites suspicions as...

A RAGING inferno close to Valencia beach was brought under control last night (Thursday) after several hours, but continues to burn. It was contained by a team of firefighters and forestry brigade volunteers by around...

Hottest day in 145 years: Valencia sees Spain's highest October temperature ever at 35.8ºC
Environment Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Hottest day in 145 years: Valencia sees Spain's highest...

PARTS of Spain saw the hottest late-October temperatures in 145 years yesterday (Tuesday) according to the Met office. The national record was held by Valencia city, where the mercury soared to 35.8ºC – a figure more...

Earthquakes in Valencia area cause widespread terror
Environment Wed, Feb 20, 2013

Earthquakes in Valencia area cause widespread terror

EARTHQUAKES in the province of Valencia on Tuesday brought forth a flood of panicked calls to emergency services as residents feared a repeat of the devastation in Lorca (Murcia) in May 2011.The highest, at 2.7 on the...

Tornado hits fairground in Gandía - 35 injured
Environment Sat, Sep 29, 2012

Tornado hits fairground in Gandía - 35 injured

A tornado left 35 people injured when it struck a busy fairground in Gandía yesterday evening. This was just another incident on a day when much of the Iberian Peninsula was affected by extreme weather. As it swept...

Valencia invaded by "immense plague" of mosquitos
Environment Fri, Jun 22, 2012

Valencia invaded by "immense plague" of mosquitos

The vice-president of the Federation of Hoteliers and Restaurateurs (FEHV) and president of the Association of Valencia Restaurants, José Palacios, has warned today of the problems being faced by establishments in El...

Swamped Valencia towns facing further flood misery
Environment Wed, Sep 24, 2008

Swamped Valencia towns facing further flood misery

In Sueca (photo), where a mind-boggling 328 litres of rainwater per square metre (l/m2) were recorded, numerous street-level properties, basements and underground car parks were flooded in a four-hour downpour that...

Oil stains close Valencia beaches
Environment Thu, Jun 5, 2008

Oil stains close Valencia beaches

Forty teams of council cleaners have started collecting oil stains from two of Valencia's most popular beaches after the appearance of a large slick around two kilometres from Valencia port last Tuesday. Very small...

October rains blamed for Valencia crater
Environment Mon, Nov 19, 2007

October rains blamed for Valencia crater

A large hole, roughly one and a half metres deep, ten metres long and four metres wide, has appeared on the Paseo de La Pechina, which runs parallel to Valencia's beautiful Turia river bed gardens, after a landslide...

De la Vega calls for 'international commitment' to combat climate change
Environment Tue, Nov 13, 2007

De la Vega calls for 'international commitment' to...

Government first vice-president, María Teresa Fernández de la Vega, called for an "international commitment" from all the countries in the world to combat the effects of climate change during her speech at the...

Dutch crew blamed for port spill
Environment Thu, Nov 30, 2006

Dutch crew blamed for port spill

A large petrol slick appeared in Gandia Port yesterday that appeared to come from the Dutch ship Nova Franc (photo) that was anchored at one of the quays. Fortunately, port authorities sprang instantly into action and...

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