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Environment/Nature news & information for Spain

August temperatures below freezing reported in three provinces
Environment Sat, Aug 12, 2017

August temperatures below freezing reported in three...

THIS week's plummeting temperatures across Spain – which brought severe thunder storms and flash floods in some areas – saw shopping centres and bars doing a roaring trade as tourists had to think of something...

Earthquake of 3.9 in Granada province
Environment Tue, Aug 1, 2017

Earthquake of 3.9 in Granada province

AN EARTHQUAKE reaching 3.9 on the Richter scale gave residents in the province of Granada a rude awakening last night (Monday) and led to emergency service calls from at least 10 towns and villages. The epicentre of the...

Spain shuts down oldest nuclear plant
Environment Tue, Aug 1, 2017

Spain shuts down oldest nuclear plant

THE oldest nuclear waste plant in Spain has been shut down for good after the government agreed to proposals from the opposition based upon years of clamouring by nearby residents and environmental groups. Based in...

Heatwave to return this weekend
Environment Fri, Jul 21, 2017

Heatwave to return this weekend

ANOTHER heatwave is set to hit the south of mainland Spain and storms and rain will strike the north, according to the State meteorological agency, AEMET. Aragón, Catalunya and Navarra will be on 'yellow alert'...

Córdoba swelters in Spain's hottest-ever 'official' temperature: 46.9ºC in the shade
Environment Sat, Jul 15, 2017

Córdoba swelters in Spain's hottest-ever 'official'...

THE highest temperature ever recorded in Spain's history was reached in inland Andalucía on Thursday, the State meteorological agency AEMET confirmed today. Córdoba airport registered 46.9ºC in the shade, the...

Fresh heatwave to hit southern and central Spain from Wednesday
Environment Mon, Jul 10, 2017

Fresh heatwave to hit southern and central Spain from...

ANOTHER heatwave is about to hit Spain with temperatures reaching up to 44ºC in the shade, especially in the south and central parts of the mainland. Night temperatures will not drop down below 22ºC or 24ºC and,...

Winter wonderland in Girona as rest of Spain swelters
Environment Sun, Jul 2, 2017

Winter wonderland in Girona as rest of Spain swelters

FIREFIGHTERS were still bailing out garages, car parks and ground-floor buildings in the city of Girona last night (Saturday) after a freak hailstorm covered the streets in a blanket of white on Friday. While the rest...

Shark shuts Mallorca beach
Environment Wed, Jun 28, 2017

Shark shuts Mallorca beach

A SHARK appearing on the shore at a beach near Magaluf forced lifeguards to evacuate the sea at the weekend, emergency services have just reported. The Blue Shark was described as being eight feet (2.4 metres) long and...

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