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Local eel farming is boosted
Environment Fri, Nov 21, 2003

Local eel farming is boosted

Over 1.5 million eels have been released into the waters and marshes of the Valencia area since the Polinyà de Xúquer fish farm opened. Eels play an important role in water ecosystems, benefiting other species such as...

Environment Thu, Nov 20, 2003

Toxic gas escape

The Española de Zinc factory in Cartagena suffered a seepage of sulphurous dioxide gas at eight o’clock this morning. This has produced a toxic cloud that, thanks to the wind, is currently hovering over an...

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...

Environment Wed, Nov 19, 2003

Formentera port re-opens following fierce weather warnings

The Port Authority of the Balearics decided to re-open Formentera port this morning at 6.25 hrs, after it was closed yesterday morning due to the strong wind, causing 16 connecting voyages between this island and Ibiza...

Environment Tue, Nov 18, 2003

Greenpeace nuclear safety warning

Ecologist action groups, Greenpeace and Adenex, issued a joint statement yesterday warning that the recent incident at the Almaraz Nuclear Centre (CNA) "shows once more that this nuclear instalation is unstable, and...

Nunca Mais protest marks `Prestige´ anniversary
Environment Mon, Nov 17, 2003

Nunca Mais protest marks `Prestige´ anniversary

The citizen´s protest group Nunca Mais (never again) staged a demonstration yesterday in Santiago de Compostela to mark the anniversary of the `Prestige´ catastrophe and to call again for the implementation of...

Environment Mon, Nov 17, 2003

Asturian government will study storm damage compensation...

The President of Asturias, Vicente Alvarez Areces, and the Councillor for Justice, Public Safety and External Affairs, Francisco Javier garcía Valledor, announced today that the regional government will be discussing...

Moraira-Teulada muddy the waters
Environment Fri, Nov 14, 2003

Moraira-Teulada muddy the waters

Moraira-Teulada Council have announced to the press that they are reintroducing a local fish called the ‘fartet’, into the small pond behind the town’s main beach, this despite that fact that they are under...

Environment Fri, Nov 14, 2003

Divers collect 50 bags of rubbish in Les Rotes

Last weekend’s underwater clean-up in the Les Rotes area of Dénia was a great success, with more than 50 bags of rubbish piled up outside the Mena restaurant by 13.00 hrs. Choppy seas made the task harder for the 60...

Massive flooding in La Safor causes mayhem
Environment Fri, Nov 14, 2003

Massive flooding in La Safor causes mayhem

A huge deluge in La Safor flooded the area with more than 120 litres per square metre (a litre a minute) on Thursday, bringing the train service between Tavernes and Gandía to a standstill. Rail company RENFE was...

Meet you behind the rubbish tip
Environment Fri, Nov 14, 2003

Meet you behind the rubbish tip

Rubbish is one of the world’s biggest environmental problems. The unstoppable increase continues to cause great concern, particularly in Spain where the so-called ‘Throw-Away’ generation is rife.
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Prestige. Still cleaning up
Environment Thu, Nov 13, 2003

Prestige. Still cleaning up

Workers from the Tragsa company continue the clean up operation on La Maruca, one of Cantabria´s beaches still affected by the "Prestige" oil spill which happened a year ago today.

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