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Environment/Nature news & information for Huesca province

Avalanche leaves 240 stranded in Huesca ski resorts
Environment Sun, Jan 26, 2014

Avalanche leaves 240 stranded in Huesca ski resorts

AVALANCHES at the ski station of Benasque in the province of Huesca have left 58 guests and 20 employees stranded in a hotel on the resort. In total, at least 240 skiers are said to be trapped in stations throughout the...

Pyrenees glacier warns of climate change
Environment Tue, Feb 2, 2010

Pyrenees glacier warns of climate change

The Maladeta Glacier in the central Pyrenees, one of the glaciers currently being monitored by the World Glacier Monitoring Service (WGMS) continues to lose mass at an alarming rate, shrinking in thickness by 41 metres...

Rescuers find avalanche victim's body
Environment Wed, Dec 10, 2008

Rescuers find avalanche victim's body

The body of 34-year-old Susana M., who was killed in an avalanche last Sunday lunchtime, was eventually found at 2pm yesterday buried under 4.5m of snow on one of the slopes of Mt. Salvaguardia near Benasque in the...

More than 300 stranded campers rescued from flash floods
Environment Mon, Aug 6, 2007

More than 300 stranded campers rescued from flash floods

302 people from two campsites in the Llanos de Senarta area - Benasque (182) and Bielsa (120) - were rescued during the early hours of this morning as a result of a thunderstorm that started around midnight and which...

Reservoir levels rise for fifth week after recent storms
Environment Wed, Feb 1, 2006

Reservoir levels rise for fifth week after recent storms

Water levels in Spain's reservoirs have risen for the fifth consecutive week, and now stand at 47.6% of total capacity, as a result of the recent rain and snow storms. According to Environment ministry figures,...

Water reserves fall below 40%
Environment Wed, Sep 28, 2005

Water reserves fall below 40%

Water levels in Spanish reservoirs fell by 275 cubic hectometres (-0.5%) last week, and now stand at 39.9%, which makes this the worst drought for 60 years. According to Environment ministry statistics, there are now 21...

Drought forces Huesca swimming pool ban
Environment Fri, May 13, 2005

Drought forces Huesca swimming pool ban

Huesca town hall announced a ban on filling public and private swimming pools owing to the current extreme drought conditions. The photo shown the situation at Huesca´s Vadiello reservoir which is at just 15% of normal...

Spain facing worst drought for 60 years
Environment Sat, Apr 30, 2005

Spain facing worst drought for 60 years

Spain´s National Meteorological Office (INM) has admitted that the country is facing an "extreme drought" after the driest winter since 1947. At the end of last month average total rainfall recorded over the...

Lightning destroys Huesca factory, more than 20 injured
Environment Fri, Apr 15, 2005

Lightning destroys Huesca factory, more than 20 injured

A bolt of lightning destroyed the Porta flour factory located on the avenida Martínez Velasco in the centre of Huesca yesterday evening, leaving 13 or 14 workers and several passers-by injured. An electric storm hit...

High winds and heavy snow return to the north
Environment Wed, Jan 19, 2005

High winds and heavy snow return to the north

Spain´s civil protection department has issued weather warnings to twelve northern and central regions with forecasts of winds of up to 110km/ hour on the coast, and heavy snow which has already forced the closure of...

Arrival of winter brings snow and falling temperatures
Environment Tue, Dec 21, 2004

Arrival of winter brings snow and falling temperatures

The National Meteorological Institute is forecasting snow above 500-800m in Cantabria, northern areas of Aragón, Castilla León, and Navarra, and above 1,000m in the Balearic Islands. Temperatures are set to fall...

Greenpeace activists sabotage factory DDT dump
Environment Thu, Aug 26, 2004

Greenpeace activists sabotage factory DDT dump

45 Greenpeace activists broke into the Montecinca installations in Monzón at 7.30 hours today in an attempt to stop the company dumping DDT remains in the Cinca river. The protesters wore skulls and crosses reading...

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