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Environment/Nature news & information for Spain

Record sea temperatures for June off mainland Spain
Environment Tue, Jun 27, 2017

Record sea temperatures for June off mainland Spain

WATER temperatures in the Mediterranean and Cantabrian Seas have hit historic highs for the month of June, rising by up to 2.53ºC in a decade. Buoys fitted with temperature guages show that the Atlantic ocean off the...

Sizzling summer on the cards, warns Spanish Met Office
Environment Thu, Jun 22, 2017

Sizzling summer on the cards, warns Spanish Met Office

This summer, which officially started at 6h24 on Wednesday, looks set to be a hot one across the whole of Spain with temperatures between 0.5 and 1 degree higher than the season average, especially in central and...

Spain's heatwave records revealed
Environment Sat, Jun 17, 2017

Spain's heatwave records revealed

AS SPAIN continues to be gripped in a suffocating heatwave which started on Thursday and is expected to continue until at least Monday, reports of temperatures over 40ºC in the shade have become frequent – but...

Pupils faint and court workers walk out as indoor temperatures hit 35ºC
Environment Thu, Jun 15, 2017

Pupils faint and court workers walk out as indoor...

FIVE children needed medical attention at schools in Madrid today (Thursday) and civil servants walked out of the courts in the region because of the heatwave currently gripping the whole of Spain. Judges and admin...

Spain prepares for first major heatwave of 2017
Environment Tue, Jun 13, 2017

Spain prepares for first major heatwave of 2017

The first big heatwave of the year is set to sweep the country on Thursday and last until at least Sunday. After numerous days with "episodes of high temperatures" across much of the country, the state...

Cigarette butts polluting environment and food chain
Environment Sat, Jun 10, 2017

Cigarette butts polluting environment and food chain

OVER 4.5 billion cigarette butts are clogging up rivers, forests, beaches, streets and parks, or two-thirds of all the cigarettes smoked in Spain in a year, and take between eight and 12 years to biodegrade, warns the...

'Hotter than usual' summer forecast this year
Environment Thu, Jun 8, 2017

'Hotter than usual' summer forecast this year

SUMMER in Spain this year is set to be hotter than ever with temperatures expected to be well above the average for the season. State meteorological agency AEMET says this summer has a 50% chance of being much warmer...

Barcelona scientists link air pollution with ADHD in children
Environment Wed, May 31, 2017

Barcelona scientists link air pollution with ADHD in...

AIR pollution caused by carbon monoxide leads to significant changes in children's brain structure, even when levels of contamination are below the European Union's recommended maximum, says a worrying report by...

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