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Environment/Nature news & information for Valencia province

Valencia 'urban' forest fire ignites suspicions as 30-year ban on developing razed land lifted
Environment Fri, Aug 14, 2015

Valencia 'urban' forest fire ignites suspicions as...

A RAGING inferno close to Valencia beach was brought under control last night (Thursday) after several hours, but continues to burn. It was contained by a team of firefighters and forestry brigade volunteers by around...

Hottest day in 145 years: Valencia sees Spain's highest October temperature ever at 35.8ºC
Environment Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Hottest day in 145 years: Valencia sees Spain's highest...

PARTS of Spain saw the hottest late-October temperatures in 145 years yesterday (Tuesday) according to the Met office. The national record was held by Valencia city, where the mercury soared to 35.8ºC – a figure more...

Earthquakes in Valencia area cause widespread terror
Environment Wed, Feb 20, 2013

Earthquakes in Valencia area cause widespread terror

EARTHQUAKES in the province of Valencia on Tuesday brought forth a flood of panicked calls to emergency services as residents feared a repeat of the devastation in Lorca (Murcia) in May 2011.The highest, at 2.7 on the...

Tornado hits fairground in Gandía - 35 injured
Environment Sat, Sep 29, 2012

Tornado hits fairground in Gandía - 35 injured

A tornado left 35 people injured when it struck a busy fairground in Gandía yesterday evening. This was just another incident on a day when much of the Iberian Peninsula was affected by extreme weather. As it swept...

Another fire breaks out as Chulilla blaze subsides
Environment Mon, Sep 24, 2012

Another fire breaks out as Chulilla blaze subsides

Another wildfire has broken out in Valencia today, barely 30km away from the one that broke out in Chulilla yesterday afternoon. The latest blaze is affecting the village of Ribarroja and has resulted in residents of a...

High winds hinder firefighters' efforts in Valencia
Environment Mon, Sep 24, 2012

High winds hinder firefighters' efforts in Valencia

TWO villages have been evacuated after a forest fire broke out on Sunday afternoon just north of Valencia – and the warm air from the flames was felt nearly 150 kilometres further south. The flames were first spotted...

Valencia's burning
Environment Sun, Jul 1, 2012

Valencia's burning

AN inferno that broke out on Thursday in Cortés de Pallás in the Ayora district of the Valencia province continues to burn out of control, with two villas having gone up in flames and 50,000 hectares wiped out. One...

Solar-panel fitters arrested over devastating forest fire
Environment Sat, Jun 30, 2012

Solar-panel fitters arrested over devastating forest fire

TWO men have been arrested on suspicion of causing a massive forest fire that has led to 900 people being evacuated from their homes in a rural village in the province of Valencia. Country houses and urbanisations are...

Valencia invaded by "immense plague" of mosquitos
Environment Fri, Jun 22, 2012

Valencia invaded by "immense plague" of mosquitos

The vice-president of the Federation of Hoteliers and Restaurateurs (FEHV) and president of the Association of Valencia Restaurants, José Palacios, has warned today of the problems being faced by establishments in El...

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