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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,...

'Storm Félix' floods streets, grounds trains and shuts ski stations
Environment Sat, Mar 10, 2018

'Storm Félix' floods streets, grounds trains and...

EXTREME weather conditions caused by 'Storm Félix' – the successor to the recent, freezing 'Storm Emma' – have led to trains being grounded in Madrid and the Sierra Nevada ski station in Granada...

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,...

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...

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