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Environment/Nature news & information for Rías Altas

Galicia wildfires 'almost under control'
Environment Mon, Apr 2, 2012

Galicia wildfires 'almost under control'

The government delegate in Galicia, Samuel Juárez, said today the fire that has affected some 750 hectares of forest in Fragas do Eume is "almost under control". After visiting Monfero (A Coruña), where...

Massive kerosene slick in Galicia's O Burgo river was caused by parked lorry
Environment Mon, Sep 5, 2011

Massive kerosene slick in Galicia's O Burgo river was...

WORK continues on cleaning up the massive kerosene spillage which has contaminated the O Burgo river in A Coruña (Galicia). On Thursday night, 33,000 litres of the toxic and highly-flammable fuel leaked into the river,...

Atlantic storm wreaks havoc along north coast
Environment Wed, Mar 12, 2008

Atlantic storm wreaks havoc along north coast

Fifty small boats moored in San Sebastián marina sank yesterday as storms continued to batter Spain's north coast for the second day in a row. Huge waves up to 16 metres high breached sea walls, flooding streets...

Rescuers recover body of one of five missing trawlermen
Environment Tue, Jan 15, 2008

Rescuers recover body of one of five missing trawlermen

Four men are still missing after the sinking of a trawler - 'El Cordero' - 20 miles north of A Coruña at 2am this morning. Three of the crew of eight, including the captain, Marcos Antonio Ures, were rescued...

Environment Mon, May 7, 2007

Ferrol fishermen block port to gas tanker

Around thirty seafood fishing boats from Mugardos, Fene and El Ferrol ports prevented the 'Galicia Spirit' gas tanker from entering the port of El Ferrol at high tide this morning. It is the first time that a...

Water reserves 11% above last year's levels
Environment Tue, Feb 20, 2007

Water reserves 11% above last year's levels

Levels rose in Spain's reservoirs last week by 1,424 cubic hectometres and now stand at 59.6% of their total capacity, 10.9 percentage points higher than this time last year. According to latest Environment ministry...

Orange alert as heavy rains lash Coruña province
Environment Tue, Oct 3, 2006

Orange alert as heavy rains lash Coruña province

The regional government has confirmed that the province of A Coruña has been placed on orange alert after the National Meteorological office predicted that the heavy torrential rains and high winds already affecting...

Faulty valve blamed for latest Galicia beach oil spill
Environment Fri, Jan 21, 2005

Faulty valve blamed for latest Galicia beach oil spill

According to the preliminary findings of a Repsol inquiry into the spillage of 1,000 of fuel oil on the Playa de Bens (La Coruña) early yesterday morning, a broken valve seems to have been the cause. Repsol face a fine...

Galicia´s beaches still contaminated two years on
Environment Wed, Nov 10, 2004

Galicia´s beaches still contaminated two years on

Two years have passed since the "Prestige" went down off Galicia´s coast on the 19th November 2002, and the clean up operation continues. The photo shows two employees of the Tragsa company working to remove...

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