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Environment/Nature news & information for Costa Verde

Asturias fisherman finds giant squid nine metres long
Environment Sun, Aug 18, 2013

Asturias fisherman finds giant squid nine metres long

A GIANT squid has been caught by a fisherman in Asturias and is said to weigh over 80 kilos. It was seen floating on the surface of the sea just off Merón beach in Villaviciosa late on Friday evening, and was...

Spaniard found alive under L’Aquila earthquake rubble
Environment Sun, Apr 12, 2009

Spaniard found alive under L’Aquila earthquake rubble

A SPANISH national who spent seven hours buried in rubble in L’Aquila (Italy) following last week’s devastating earthquake has been rescued. Due to being crushed, Juan Fernando González Cordón, from Gijón...

Greenpeace target coal ship for climate change protest
Environment Mon, Oct 6, 2008

Greenpeace target coal ship for climate change protest

The Guardia Civil have arrested several Greenpeace activists who boarded a coal ship from Colombia moored in Gijón last night in a protest designed to highlight the extremely negative impact this fuel source has on the...

Two English mountaineers die in Picos storm
Environment Mon, Feb 20, 2006

Two English mountaineers die in Picos storm

Catherine Louisa Stokes and Robert Rippengal died yesterday during an excursion to the central range of the Picos de Europa. Ms Stokes, who was from Southampton, phoned emergency services at 5.30pm on Saturday afternoon...

Liberian boat spills 800kg fuel oil into Gijón port
Environment Sun, May 1, 2005

Liberian boat spills 800kg fuel oil into Gijón port

The Liberian registered transport ship, the "Kapitan Zhuraylyov" (photo) spilled around 800kg of fuel oil into the port of Gijón yesterday afternoon at around 2.30pm yesterday afternoon. According to EL Musel...

Petrol tanker accident contaminates Llorín river
Environment Fri, May 14, 2004

Petrol tanker accident contaminates Llorín river

According to Guardia Civil Environment Unit (SEPRONA) sources, more than 20,000 litres of diesel fuel were spilled into the Llorín river (a tributary of the river Esva) yesterday after a petrol tanker overturned on the...

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