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Environment/Nature news & information for Gran Canaria

Fuel spillage a kilometre wide off Gran Canaria beach
Environment Fri, Jul 18, 2014

Fuel spillage a kilometre wide off Gran Canaria beach

A HUGE oil slick has affected a kilometre of Gran Canaria's El Cabrón beach in the Arinaga area of Agüimes, reports the Guardia Civil's environmental wing, SEPRONA. The waste and fuel spill was reported at 14...

Chaos in the Canaries as storms sweep the islands
Environment Sun, Feb 16, 2014

Chaos in the Canaries as storms sweep the islands

GALE-FORCE winds and rain battering the Canary Islands have caused roads to be cut off and parts of buildings to come down, especially in the Las Palmas area where emergency services were called out 38 times yesterday...

Heavy rains cause landslide in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Environment Mon, Jan 31, 2011

Heavy rains cause landslide in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Four houses had to be evacuated this morning after a wall collapsed in Las Palmas, the capital of Gran Canaria, as a result of the intense rain that fell on the island this weekend. The landslide that brought down the...

Environment Fri, Nov 14, 2008

Gas-fired Xmas tree lights for Canarys capital

Hydrogen-powered lights will be used to illuminate this year's Christmas tree outside Las Palmas Town Hall in the Plaza Santa Ana. A council spokesman said that it is hoped that the inititative, which has been a...

Gran Canaria on high alert as arsonists attack again
Environment Fri, Aug 17, 2007

Gran Canaria on high alert as arsonists attack again

Smoke, fire, strong winds and high temperatures are an explosive combination that once again raised panic levels on Gran Canaria on Wednesday night, barely two weeks after the island suffered its worst ever...

Environment Mon, Nov 28, 2005

Six illegals drown in Canaries storm

At least illegal sub-Saharan immigrants lost their lives today when the small fishing boat they were travelling in sank in high seas caused by tropical storm Delta, around 400km to the south of Gran Canaria. According...

Canary Greens blast Defence minister over dead dolphin
Environment Wed, Apr 20, 2005

Canary Greens blast Defence minister over dead dolphin

The Canary Islands Green party are calling for the sacking of Defence minister José Bono after a dead dolphin was found washed up on a Fuerteventura beach yesterday, and warn that they will be reporting the Spanish...

Fuerteventura moves to ban NATO manoeuvres
Environment Sat, Apr 9, 2005

Fuerteventura moves to ban NATO manoeuvres

Fuerteventura council unanimously approved a motion to ban the use of the island for military manoeuvres yesterday to coincide with this week´s NATO´s training exercise, "Noble Javelin 05." The operation was...

Gran Canaria overnight weather alert called off
Environment Tue, Dec 14, 2004

Gran Canaria overnight weather alert called off

The regional government of the Canary Islands has called off the weather alert activated at 3.15am this morning owing to heavy rain and high winds experienced overnight. However, the stormy weather is forecast to...

Army patrol boat finally pulled off sand bank
Environment Sun, Dec 21, 2003

Army patrol boat finally pulled off sand bank

The army patrol boat, "P.22 Tagomago," which ran aground on Las Coloradas beach in Lanzarote yesterday morning, has been rescued and is on its way to base in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The patrol boat was...

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