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Environment/Nature news & information for Spain

Barcelona, Lleida, Madrid and Valladolid on 'air-pollution alert'
Environment Tue, Nov 21, 2017

Barcelona, Lleida, Madrid and Valladolid on 'air...

BARCELONA and Lleida have joined Madrid and Valladolid in restricting traffic until smog levels drop to reduce air pollution. Other than pollution-free cars – such a electrically-powered vehicles – which will carry...

Air-pollution 'as harmful to health as smoking', say Spanish medics
Environment Sat, Nov 18, 2017

Air-pollution 'as harmful to health as smoking',...

AIR-POLLUTION caused by traffic and industry is as harmful to the health of people who live amongst it than smoking cigarettes, according to the Spanish Pneumology and Chest Surgery Society (SEPAR). “Smoking is the...

November 2017 set to be driest in 36 years
Environment Sat, Nov 18, 2017

November 2017 set to be driest in 36 years

IF IT DOES not rain in Spain in the next few days, this November will go down on record as being the driest in 36 years, warns the State meteorological agency, AEMET. And this is likely to spell impending disaster for...

Second-hottest October since 1965
Environment Wed, Nov 8, 2017

Second-hottest October since 1965

LAST month was the second-hottest October in Spain since 1965 and the driest so far this century, according to the State meteorological agency, AEMET. The average temperature across the nation was 18.5ºC, which is 2...

Clock change 'affects sleep for up to a fortnight' in older adults and children
Environment Fri, Oct 27, 2017

Clock change 'affects sleep for up to a fortnight'...

OLDER residents and children may take up to two weeks for their body clocks to adjust once the hour changes this Sunday, according to the Spanish Sleep Society (SES). Younger and elder humans have less-flexible...

Rain appears at last – and helps Galicia firefighters
Environment Wed, Oct 18, 2017

Rain appears at last – and helps Galicia firefighters

LONG-AWAITED rain has hit Spain at last after weeks of dry weather – and the change in climate is most welcome in the north-western region of Galicia where it is helping to bring the devastating forest fires under...

Hurricane Ophelia to hit Galicia
Environment Fri, Oct 13, 2017

Hurricane Ophelia to hit Galicia

HURRICANE Ophelia will bring gale-force winds and choppy seas to Spain's far north-western region of Galicia in the early hours of this Monday morning. The tropical storm reached the Portuguese islands of the Azores...

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