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Environment/Nature news & information for Madrid region/province

Spanish scientists counter Madrid leader's air pollution claims
Environment Thu, Jan 2, 2020

Spanish scientists counter Madrid leader's air...

SPAIN'S National Research Council has responded to Madrid's regional president with facts and figures after she claimed that 'nobody has died from air pollution'. Isabel Díaz Ayuso, of the right-wing PP...

What's been happening at the 'longest Climate Change Summit in history'?
Environment Sun, Dec 15, 2019

What's been happening at the 'longest Climate...

NOW officially the longest in history, the United Nations Climate Change Summit should have ended on Friday – but is still under way today due to the impossibility of reaching an agreement on strategy that will really...

Greta en route to Spain for COP25 on solar-powered yacht
Environment Wed, Nov 13, 2019

Greta en route to Spain for COP25 on solar-powered yacht

SCHOOLGIRL climate change activist Greta Thunberg is on her way to Spain from the USA in a yacht belonging to millionaire YouTubers after putting out a Twitter appeal for transport. The 16-year-old refuses to use air...

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...

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