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Environment/Nature news & information for Costa Vasca

Scottish Ospreys sent to Basque Country to breed
Environment Sun, Aug 18, 2013

Scottish Ospreys sent to Basque Country to breed

OSPREYS could be breeding once again in the Basque Country after having been extinct there for many years, thanks to a joint project between Spain and the Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) authorities. Experts took 12...

Autumnal summer continues on stormy Atlantic coast
Environment Wed, Aug 22, 2007

Autumnal summer continues on stormy Atlantic coast

The Basque coast was hit by gales and torrential rain again yesterday. Since the summer began, temperatures in the north of Spain have remained low and it has barely stopped raining. This is bad news for the local...

13 regions on snow, rain and wind alert
Environment Sat, Dec 9, 2006

13 regions on snow, rain and wind alert

Only four regions -Cataluña, Murcia, Extremadura and Valencia- have not been put on weather alert by the Civil Protection department with gales forecast to continue affecting central and southern areas and snow up...

Strong winds lash the Basque country
Environment Mon, Feb 14, 2005

Strong winds lash the Basque country

100 km/ hour gales lashed Spain's north coast yesterday with the Basque country particularly badly affected (photo, San Sebastian). Including the Balearic and Canary Islands, a total of eleven autonomous communities...

Flash hail storm damages homes and cars in Deba
Environment Wed, Jul 7, 2004

Flash hail storm damages homes and cars in Deba

A violent hail storm left homes and cars damaged yesterday morning in the village of Deba (Guipúzcoa). According to Guardia Civil sources, the storm began at 9.50am and lasted just five minutes. Hail stones measuring...

Environmental organisation Oceana pledges to fight unsustainable fishing methods
Environment Thu, Apr 22, 2004

Environmental organisation Oceana pledges to fight...

International environmental organisation Oceana yesterday pledged to fight certain types of fishing considered too damaging for the environment and the local economy on an international scale, such as trawling, while at...

Heavy rain causes floods in the Basque Country
Environment Sun, Jan 25, 2004

Heavy rain causes floods in the Basque Country

Roads to Astigarraga, which were closed yesterday after the river Urumea burst its banks, were re-opened early this morning once floods, which closed streets and damaged local businesses and homes across the area...

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