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Five dead as Spain freezes; roads blocked, flights cancelled and schools out
Environment Wed, Feb 28, 2018

Five dead as Spain freezes; roads blocked, flights...

FIVE people have died in Spain – and another 20 in Europe – as a result of the extremely low temperatures and snow hitting the continent via 'Storm Emma', a freezing front coming from Siberia and the...

Siberian front brings snow, torrential rain and gales
Environment Mon, Feb 26, 2018

Siberian front brings snow, torrential rain and gales

'STORM Emma' is about to hit Spain – a cold front bringing torrential rain together with snow at low altitudes across practically the whole of the country. Already, emergency services and gritter-lorries are...

Spain wraps up warm as freezing nights continue
Environment Sat, Feb 24, 2018

Spain wraps up warm as freezing nights continue

TEMPERATURES across Spain are starting to creep up again after two days of bitterly-cold nights, but remain very low for the next few days, according to the State meteorological agency, AEMET. Castilla y León has been...

Four-metre shark found on Santa Pola beach
Environment Fri, Feb 23, 2018

Four-metre shark found on Santa Pola beach

A DEAD shark of nearly four metres (13 feet) long and weighing 200 kilos (31st 6lb) has been found on the beach in Santa Pola, south of Alicante. It was first seen on the shores of Levante Beach on Wednesday afternoon,...

Under-25s 'more worried about air pollution than the economy'
Environment Mon, Feb 12, 2018

Under-25s 'more worried about air pollution than the...

YOUNG adults in Spain are now more worried about air pollution than the state of the country's economy, according to an ongoing social attitudes study. , a sociology research section of daily newspaper published an...

Cold snap bites harder across the country
Environment Mon, Feb 12, 2018

Cold snap bites harder across the country

THIS weekend's cold snap is back with a vengeance today (Monday) and is likely to continue for the next few days. The State meteorological agency, AEMET, has placed 21 provinces on alert for snow, tidal surges and...

Cold front hits Spain bringing more snow
Environment Fri, Feb 9, 2018

Cold front hits Spain bringing more snow

ANOTHER cold front arriving today (Friday) will bring further snow to the mainland, mostly in the northern half but possibly western Extremadura and Andalucía. Storms in the Balearic Islands are expected to come later...

Storms boost reservoirs and ease nationwide drought
Environment Thu, Feb 1, 2018

Storms boost reservoirs and ease nationwide drought

RECENT storms sweeping Spain have helped ease the drought a little – reservoirs were down to under 37% full at the beginning of 2018, but are now up to 42%. The last week alone, which brought a cold front from the...

Earthquake of 3.4 on Richter scale in Olvera, Cádiz
Environment Wed, Jan 31, 2018

Earthquake of 3.4 on Richter scale in Olvera, Cádiz

AN EARTHQUAKE measuring 3.4 on the Richter scale was reported in the province of Cádiz early yesterday morning, the National Geographical Institute (IGN) has just revealed. The epicentre was in the town of Olvera, and...

Downpours and gales cause chaos in Comunidad Valenciana
Environment Sun, Jan 28, 2018

Downpours and gales cause chaos in Comunidad Valenciana

EXTREME storms battering Spain's east coast forced Valencia to shut its commercial port – one of the largest in Europe – for over seven hours today (Sunday), and the State meteorological agency, AEMET, has...

Spain summoned by EU over air pollution
Environment Mon, Jan 22, 2018

Spain summoned by EU over air pollution

NINE European Union member States – including Spain and the UK – have been summoned to Brussels over air-pollution levels and will be expected to explain the steps they have taken to combat the problem. The summit...

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