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Environment/Nature news & information for Galicia

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...

Government appeals against Prestige oil slick verdict
Environment Thu, Nov 21, 2013

Government appeals against Prestige oil slick verdict

SPAIN'S State law service has lodged an appeal against the verdict over the , an oil tanker which split in half off the coast of Galicia in November 2002 and caused mass pollution. This appeal is at the instigation...

Region-wide protest over 'lenient' sentence for Prestige oil slick
Environment Sat, Nov 16, 2013

Region-wide protest over 'lenient' sentence for...

THOUSANDS of residents throughout the north-western region of Galicia took to the streets yesterday (Friday) to protest over the 'soft' sentence handed out for the oil spill, one of the worst environmental...

Galicia wildfires finally extinguished
Environment Wed, Apr 4, 2012

Galicia wildfires finally extinguished

The wildfires that have been ravaging Galicia's Fragas do Eume natural park have finally been extinguished, announced the regional Environment Minister today. The last remaining pocket of fire from the blaze, that...

Galicia wildfires 'almost under control'
Environment Mon, Apr 2, 2012

Galicia wildfires 'almost under control'

The government delegate in Galicia, Samuel Juárez, said today the fire that has affected some 750 hectares of forest in Fragas do Eume is "almost under control". After visiting Monfero (A Coruña), where...

Firefighter dies as 16 fires burn thousands of acres in northern Spain
Environment Tue, Oct 18, 2011

Firefighter dies as 16 fires burn thousands of acres in...

A firefighter lost his life today while working to put out one of the many forest fires still raging in the north of Spain. The dead man was a member of the Castilla y León fire brigade and died after being surrounded...

Massive kerosene slick in Galicia's O Burgo river was caused by parked lorry
Environment Mon, Sep 5, 2011

Massive kerosene slick in Galicia's O Burgo river was...

WORK continues on cleaning up the massive kerosene spillage which has contaminated the O Burgo river in A Coruña (Galicia). On Thursday night, 33,000 litres of the toxic and highly-flammable fuel leaked into the river,...

Building collapses in downpour and Galicia sees half Spain's annual rainfall in three days
Environment Fri, Jan 7, 2011

Building collapses in downpour and Galicia sees half...

A disused two-storey building in Salamanca collapsed this morning, apparently as a result of the intense rain that has been pounding the city since last night. The building in Calle México collapsed at around 7...

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