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Environment/Nature news & information for Majorca

Shark shuts Mallorca beach
Environment Wed, Jun 28, 2017

Shark shuts Mallorca beach

A SHARK appearing on the shore at a beach near Magaluf forced lifeguards to evacuate the sea at the weekend, emergency services have just reported. The Blue Shark was described as being eight feet (2.4 metres) long and...

Mallorca devastated by gales and downpours
Environment Thu, Oct 31, 2013

Mallorca devastated by gales and downpours

FREAK storms and torrential rain across the south of the island of Mallorca have left hundreds of homes flooded and several people trapped in their cars. Four people in three vehicles had to be rescued in Santanyí on...

Holidaymakers alarmed by huge fire in Calviá
Environment Tue, Aug 28, 2012

Holidaymakers alarmed by huge fire in Calviá

A BLAZE that broke out near Calviá (Mallorca) this afternoon has already wiped out 20 hectares and continues to burn out of control. Eight helicopters have been working on the fire in Bendinat since it started at...

Idyllic Mallorcan beach threatened by hotel chain
Environment Mon, Apr 2, 2012

Idyllic Mallorcan beach threatened by hotel chain

There is uproar in Mallorca and across Spain in general after the regional government for the Balearic Islands approved last Friday a project to build a luxury hotel complex ajacent to one of Mallorca's most...

Palma funeral for dead climber
Environment Fri, Apr 30, 2010

Palma funeral for dead climber

The funeral for Tolo Calafat, the Mallorcan climber who died on Mount Annapurna in the Himalayas, will be held in Santa Creu in Palma at 8 o'clock this evening. Calafat was presumed dead once all satellite...

Earth moves in Palma de Mallorca
Environment Sat, Jan 30, 2010

Earth moves in Palma de Mallorca

AN earthquake rocked the bay of Palma de Mallorca at 07.09hrs yesterday morning. Emergency services confirmed the quake reached 3.2 on the Richter scale – not severe enough to be life-threatening, but sufficient to...

Meltdown in Mallorca
Environment Thu, Jul 23, 2009

Meltdown in Mallorca

MALLORCA is on ‘orange alert’ after the mercury soared to a sweltering 44ºC yesterday. The regional government of the Balearics has declared a state of pre-emergency as a result of the excessive heat, which is...

Mallorca storms reap second fatal victim
Environment Fri, Oct 19, 2007

Mallorca storms reap second fatal victim

A security guard critically injured during the strom that hit Mallorca on the 4th October, died of his injuries yesterday lunchtime. The 47 year old man had taken shelter in a workmen's shed on a hospital...

Mallorca storm victim was Danish
Environment Thu, Oct 18, 2007

Mallorca storm victim was Danish

According to reports on Spanish TV news and on the El País website this morning, it seems that the woman who drowned after being swept away by flood water in Mallorca yesterday lunchtime was not English, but Danish....

Old lady killed in Mallorca storms
Environment Wed, Sep 13, 2006

Old lady killed in Mallorca storms

An 83 year old woman from Alaró (Mallorca) died at around 4.20pm yesterday afternoon after heavy rain caused the collapse of the back wall of the patio at her home on the calle Solleric (photo). She was swept away by a...

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