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Environment/Nature news & information for Tenerife

Marine biologists find treasure trove of ancient coral
Environment Mon, Mar 22, 2010

Marine biologists find treasure trove of ancient coral

A team of marine biologists, divers and photographers, has shot footage some 70 metres down in the sea around the Canary Islands of an underwater "sanctuary" of "gerardia savaglia" coral, containing some...

Food & water airlifted into parts of Tenerife
Environment Wed, Feb 3, 2010

Food & water airlifted into parts of Tenerife

The city council in Santa Cruz de Tenerife confirmed this morning that it was organising for food and water to be airlifted into Valle Brosque and Valle Crispín since the areas have been rendered inaccessible by road...

Torrential rain puts Canary Islands on alert
Environment Mon, Feb 1, 2010

Torrential rain puts Canary Islands on alert

The regional government in the Canary Islands has issued a "Level II" emergency warning because of the torrential rain that has fallen across the islands today, with particularly heavy downpours in Tenerife. The...

Environment Thu, Jun 28, 2007

Teide national park becomes world heritage site

Teide National Park in Tenerife has been chosen as a world heritage natural site, it has been announced during the 31st UNESCO world heritage convention that is being held this week in Christchurch (New Zealand). The...

Canary Islands storm claims first victim
Environment Wed, Dec 21, 2005

Canary Islands storm claims first victim

An unidentified woman has become the first fatal victim of a violent storm that is affecting the Canary Islands. She was washed away in the Fañabe Alto river in the south of Tenerife. According to emergency services,...

Canary Islanders pick up pieces after devastating storm
Environment Wed, Nov 30, 2005

Canary Islanders pick up pieces after devastating storm

The Canary Islands yesterday were slowly recovering from the passage of tropical storm Delta that hit the Islands, leaving at least seven people dead, four injured and innumerable damage to trees, roofs, street signs,...

Torrential rain causes chaos in Tenerife
Environment Mon, Sep 20, 2004

Torrential rain causes chaos in Tenerife

The torrential rain which has been falling in Tenerife today has caused substantial damage across the island, but especially in Santa Cruz. More than 60 litres of rain per m2 has caused chaos with streets and properties...

Environment Fri, May 14, 2004

Five seismic tremors recorded on Tenerife

According to National Geographical Institute statistics, five seismic tremors were recorded earlier this week in the village of Icod de los Vinos district in the northeast of Tenerife. Only one of the tremors was felt...

High winds cause Canary Islands weather alert
Environment Sun, Dec 21, 2003

High winds cause Canary Islands weather alert

The Canary Islands Safety and Emergency Department has announced that the region is still on weather alert today owing to winds of up to 75km an hour which have been buffeting the islands since yesterday. The worst...

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