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Environment/Nature news & information for Madrid region/province

Gym fuelled by human movement
Environment Thu, Nov 29, 2018

Gym fuelled by human movement

A GYM which converts human movement into energy to power machines has opened in a Greater Madrid region town. Mónica and Juan Ignacio are the brains behind the project Movewatts, along with a team of 11, who opened the...

Madrid denies biting black fly 'epidemic'
Environment Sun, Aug 26, 2018

Madrid denies biting black fly 'epidemic'

MADRID city council has assured the public there is 'no existence of a swarm' of biting black flies in the metropolitan area, and that the cases reported to date are 'within the realms of normality'....

Fog generator that wipes out air pollution invented in Madrid
Environment Sat, Apr 14, 2018

Fog generator that wipes out air pollution invented in...

A FOG-CREATING machine could be a low-cost solution to traffic emissions and other air contamination – even chemical leaks and smoke from forest fires, according to its creators at the University of Alcalá de Henares...

Pupils faint and court workers walk out as indoor temperatures hit 35ºC
Environment Thu, Jun 15, 2017

Pupils faint and court workers walk out as indoor...

FIVE children needed medical attention at schools in Madrid today (Thursday) and civil servants walked out of the courts in the region because of the heatwave currently gripping the whole of Spain. Judges and admin...

Madrid city-centre 'beach' set up to protest over climate change 'inaction'
Environment Sun, Nov 13, 2016

Madrid city-centre 'beach' set up to protest over...

'GREEN' activists built their own beach in the centre of Madrid yesterday (Saturday) to raise awareness of global warming and protest over what they consider to be Spain's lack of effort in combating its...

Ankle-deep snow coats Madrid mountains as polar wind strikes northern Spain
Environment Mon, Nov 7, 2016

Ankle-deep snow coats Madrid mountains as polar wind...

THE first cold snap of the autumn left two inches of snow in the mountains of Navacerrada, in the heart of the Sierra del Guadarrama range in the Madrid region. Sunday brought temperatures of -2ºC and five centimetres...

Madrid to be subject to new anti-pollution laws
Environment Wed, Dec 2, 2015

Madrid to be subject to new anti-pollution laws

Within the next two to three weeks the city of Madrid will be subject to new, more restrictive anti-pollution regulation which will allow the authorities to limit traffic when high concentrations of nitrogen dioxide...

Storms cause chaos in Madrid and central Spain
Environment Mon, Aug 31, 2015

Storms cause chaos in Madrid and central Spain

STORMS which battered northern and central Spain yesterday and continue to do so today (Monday) have wreaked havoc and led to at least one town applying to be declared a 'natural disaster zone'. Torrential rain...

Forest five minutes from capital city named 'Europe's best-conserved'
Environment Tue, Oct 28, 2014

Forest five minutes from capital city named...

ONE of Europe's best-preserved woodlands with the most exotic variety of endangered species is just five kilometres from Spain's largest metropolis, according to the organisation Patrimonio Natural ('natural...

Gales blow over 45-metre obelisk near Madrid motorway
Environment Mon, Feb 10, 2014

Gales blow over 45-metre obelisk near Madrid motorway

HIGH winds have blown down a steel obelisk of 45 metres (just over 146 feet) in height near a motorway in Madrid. The monument, which weighs between 30 and 40 tonnes and stood on the Avenida Ensanche in the district of...

Hell and high waters?
Environment Sun, Nov 10, 2013

Hell and high waters?

TWO of Spain's largest rivers have the highest levels of cocaine, speed, ecstasy, cannabis and tranquillisers in Europe in their waters, according to toxicologists and environmental scientists. The river Manzanares,...

Earthquake of 3.5 on the Richter Scale rocks Madrid
Environment Tue, Nov 5, 2013

Earthquake of 3.5 on the Richter Scale rocks Madrid

AN EARTHQUAKE measuring 3.5 on the Richter Scale struck the south-east of Madrid this morning at exactly 07.34hrs, reports the National Geographic Institute. Although not severe enough to cause any real damage to speak...

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