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Environment/Nature news & information for Pontevedra province

Oak tree falls on cars in Vigo after heavy rains
Environment Sat, Oct 9, 2010

Oak tree falls on cars in Vigo after heavy rains

A huge tree fell on two cars waiting at a traffic light at the junction between Calle Lameiro and Avenida de Madrid in Vigo last night, causing injuries of varying degrees of severity to the five people travelling in...

Firemen perish in mountain blaze
Environment Sat, Aug 14, 2010

Firemen perish in mountain blaze

TWO firemen have lost their lives dealing with a blaze in a mountainous village in Galicia. A grim reminder of the Guadalajara forest fire tragedy in 2005, when 11 of the 12 firemen fighting a massive inferno were...

Environment Mon, Nov 19, 2007

Frost wipes out Spanish kiwi crop

A severe frost last night that saw temperatures plunge to minus eight degrees Centigrade has destroyed the entire crop of Spain's biggest kiwi producer, which is located in the borough of Bajo Miño to the south of...

De la Vega pledges aid for Galicia flood victims
Environment Mon, Dec 4, 2006

De la Vega pledges aid for Galicia flood victims

Government first vice-president, María Teresa Fenrández de la Vega, has been visiting the seafood fishermen and women in Vilagarcía de Arousa this morning to see for herself the damage caused by the recent storms. Ms...

Environment Tue, Nov 28, 2006

Rains cause widespread flooding along Pontevedra coast

Several towns in the province of Pontevedra are under several feet of water following more than 24 hours of intense rainfall. The worst affected towns are Vilagarcía de Arousa, Violanova de Arousa, Meis, Cambados,...

Experts count the cost of Galicia storms
Environment Mon, Oct 23, 2006

Experts count the cost of Galicia storms

The Atlantic front that has been causing torrential rain across the north and western half of the country over the last few days has claimed its first casualty. A 25 year old man riding a moped was killed on the road...

Toxic spill poisoning fish
Environment Mon, Sep 4, 2006

Toxic spill poisoning fish

A fire at a chemical factory in Galicia has caused a three-kilometre long highly-toxic chemical spill, which is heading towards the Atlantic Ocean. The discharge into the Umia River occurred late last week when fire...

Xunta estimates 77,000 hectares destroyed
Environment Thu, Aug 17, 2006

Xunta estimates 77,000 hectares destroyed

Regional Rural Affairs minister, Alfredo Súarez Canal, said yesterday evening that, according to their best estimates, a total of 77,000 hectares have been affected by forest fires in Galicia since the 4th August....

Multiple arsonist arrested in Pontevedra
Environment Tue, Aug 17, 2004

Multiple arsonist arrested in Pontevedra

A 40 year old man from the village of Salvaterra do Miño accused of having started 42 fires in the area during the last two weeks of July, was arrested by Guardia Civil on Saturday. The suspect was identified after a...

20% crude oil extracted from `Prestige´ wreck
Environment Sat, Jul 3, 2004

20% crude oil extracted from `Prestige´ wreck

One month since the start of the operation, Repsol have recovered 2,500 tonnes (20% of total) of crude oil from the wreck of the "Prestige" oil tanker which is lying at a depth of 3,000m, 283km off the Galician...

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