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Environment/Nature news & information for Spain

Wet weather forecast for May Day bank holiday weekend
Environment Wed, Apr 25, 2018

Wet weather forecast for May Day bank holiday weekend

DISAPPOINTING weather is on the cards for the May Day bank holiday weekend, with a drop in temperatures, rain – torrential in some cases – and storms expected. This year, 'Labour Day' – May 1 – falls on...

Altea shuts beach after Portuguese Man O'War sighted
Environment Wed, Apr 25, 2018

Altea shuts beach after Portuguese Man O'War sighted

AT LEAST one beach on the Costa Blanca has been shut after a Portuguese Man O'War was found on the shores. Altea (Alicante province) has banned bathers for the moment, and the poisonous species have been seen on the...

Fog generator that wipes out air pollution invented in Madrid
Environment Sat, Apr 14, 2018

Fog generator that wipes out air pollution invented in...

A FOG-CREATING machine could be a low-cost solution to traffic emissions and other air contamination – even chemical leaks and smoke from forest fires, according to its creators at the University of Alcalá de Henares...

More wind, rain and falling temperatures on the way
Environment Tue, Apr 10, 2018

More wind, rain and falling temperatures on the way

SPRING has far from sprung in Spain at the moment – yet another cold, wet and windy snap has hit the mainland and around 30 provinces are under weather warnings for the next couple of days. Temperatures have dropped...

La Gomera to be powered 100% by green energy by 2030
Environment Mon, Apr 9, 2018

La Gomera to be powered 100% by green energy by 2030

THE Canarian island of La Gomera is aiming to be powered 100% by 'green' energy sources within 12 years, slashing its power costs by 37%. La Gomera, just off the coast of Tenerife, will be the second island in...

More wet weather on the way this weekend
Environment Fri, Apr 6, 2018

More wet weather on the way this weekend

YET another cold front from the Atlantic is set to hit Spain's north-west today (Friday) and work its way down the western third of the mainland. High winds and torrential rain are expected across the far north and...

Earth moves for Jaén
Environment Sat, Mar 24, 2018

Earth moves for Jaén

AN EARTHQUAKE in the province of Jaén (Andalucía) was barely felt in the early hours of this morning (Saturday), despite reaching level 4 on the Richter scale – normally enough to cause minor damage. A recent report...

Luxembourg family buys island off Formentera for €18m
Environment Sat, Mar 17, 2018

Luxembourg family buys island off Formentera for €18m

A FAMILY from Luxembourg has bought the s'Espalmador island off the north coast of Formentera 'for their own private use' for the sum of €18 million, according to the Balearic regional government. A small,...

Earthquakes of 4.1 and 3.3 in Murcia
Environment Sat, Mar 3, 2018

Earthquakes of 4.1 and 3.3 in Murcia

TWO earthquakes severe enough to be felt rocked the Region of Murcia last night (Friday), although no real damage has been reported and nobody is believed to have been injured. The first tremor, at exactly 20.08,...

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