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Environment/Nature news & information for Lleida province

Remains of Europe's oldest dinosaur found in Catalunya
Environment Thu, Nov 28, 2019

Remains of Europe's oldest dinosaur found in Catalunya

DINOSAURS may have reached Europe 275,000 years earlier than initially believed, according to historians studying fossils recently found in the Pyrénées of Catalunya. What is thought to be the first-ever Lambeosaurine...

Earthquake 'not caused by meteorite'
Environment Thu, Jul 10, 2014

Earthquake 'not caused by meteorite'

AN EARTHQUAKE in the province of Lleida was thought to have been caused by a meteorite – but geographical experts have refuted this. Emergency services took 15 calls from residents in and around the village of Alpicat...

'Catastrophic' and 'out of control' floods in Huesca and Lleida force hundreds of evacuations
Environment Wed, Jun 19, 2013

'Catastrophic' and 'out of control' floods...

HUNDREDS of residents in the northern regions of Aragón and Catalunya have been evacuated from their homes as torrential rain causes flash flooding and rivers to burst their banks. The worst of the damage is near the...

'More snow than December'
Environment Fri, Sep 28, 2007

'More snow than December'

A sudden drop in temperatures has brought the first snow of the season to the Pyrenees. Workers at ski resorts in the Valle de Arán, which is coated in a 10cm blanket of snow and where temperatures have plunged to...

Spain's water reserves 19% down on last year
Environment Tue, Aug 23, 2005

Spain's water reserves 19% down on last year

Water levels in Spain's reservoirs fell by 1.3% last week and now stand at just 42.9% of total capacity (53,217 hectometres). Furthermore, there are 5,565 hectometres less than average levels for this time of the...

Environment Wed, Feb 4, 2004

Small earthquake in La Vall de Boi

A small earthquake of 3,1 degrees on the Richter scale occurred in the South East of La Vall de Boi (Lleida) at 21.16 hours yesterday. It was felt in the towns of Sort, Rialp, Pont de Suert, Boi and Puebla de Segura....

Environment Thu, Nov 27, 2003

Indulleida investigated over caustic soda spillage

Regional Catalan police, the , and experts of the Catalan Water Agency (ACA) have opened an investigation to determine whether fruit juice company are responsible for the caustic soda spillage detected last Sunday in...