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First day of 'unusually' warm winter
Environment Thu, Dec 21, 2017

First day of 'unusually' warm winter

THIS winter will be warmer than usual after the driest autumn so far this century, according to the State meteorological agency, AEMET. Temperatures in January, February and March will be on average between 1ºC and...

Earthquake of 3.7 in Guadalajara province
Environment Wed, Dec 20, 2017

Earthquake of 3.7 in Guadalajara province

AN EARTHQUAKE reaching 3.7 on the Richter scale rocked the central-Spanish town of Yebra (Guadalajara province) this morning (Wednesday). No damage was reported, but the tremor was felt widely across the Castilla-La...

'Fatbergs' cost €200m a year and 'manufacturers are to blame', say water boards
Environment Sun, Dec 17, 2017

'Fatbergs' cost €200m a year and...

THROWING wet-wipes down the toilet instead of in the bin costs every resident in Spain between €4 and €6 a year – about €200 million in total, several experts have reported. Recently, a kilometre-long...

'Drought-o-meter' places 16 provinces on red-alert
Environment Fri, Dec 15, 2017

'Drought-o-meter' places 16 provinces on red-alert

A TOTAL of 16 provinces in Spain are in 'drought emergency' this month, despite the recent rainfall across the country as a result of 'Storm Ana'. The campaign group SOS Sequía ('SOS Drought')...

Storm Ana: Spain's first-ever 'weather with a name'
Environment Sat, Dec 9, 2017

Storm Ana: Spain's first-ever 'weather with a...

GALE-FORCE winds are on their way to Spain thanks to a so-called 'explosive cyclogenesis' due to hit the mainland on Sunday – so explosive, in fact, that for the first time in the country's weather history...

Greenpeace blames 'poor water management' for drought, not just lack of rain
Environment Fri, Dec 8, 2017

Greenpeace blames 'poor water management' for...

GREENPEACE'S latest report warns that a third of Spain's territory is at risk of becoming desert and up to 75% of the country's land is 'vulnerable'. The paper, says the effects of climate change in...

Traffic police predict 6.7 million car journeys over Constitution holiday
Environment Mon, Dec 4, 2017

Traffic police predict 6.7 million car journeys over...

From Tuesday afternoon (December 5th) until midnight on Sunday (December 10th), the Dirección General de Tráfico (DGT) will be upping police presence on Spanish roads in view of the 6.7 million car journeys expected...

Temperatures plummet across Spain
Environment Mon, Nov 27, 2017

Temperatures plummet across Spain

A total of 12 provinces are on alert from today, Monday 27th November, as temperatures plummet across the peninsula. Teruel, Zaragoza, Cuenca, Guadalajara, Burgos, León, Palencia, Segovia, Soria, Valladolid, Madrid and...