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Environment/Nature news & information for Rías Baixas

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 Thu, Apr 17, 2008

Freak tornado rips through beach campsite

The Meteogalicia local weather information service is not expecting any further tornadoes like the one which caused substantial damage to a campsite on Cabío beach, near A Pobra do Caramiñal (A Coruña) at around 9pm...

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...

No casualties as high winds down crane on Boiro house
Environment Sun, Feb 19, 2006

No casualties as high winds down crane on Boiro house

Although they were at home at the time, none of the residents were injured when a crane fell on top of a house in Boiro (La Coruña) last night as a result of the high winds that have been buffeting Spain's...

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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