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Environment/Nature news & information for Valencia region

Valencia students' 'micro-plastic sea filter' wins top design award
Environment Tue, Dec 10, 2019

Valencia students' 'micro-plastic sea filter'...

A GROUP of students at Valencia Polytechnic have won the prestigious James Dyson Award for their planet-saving invention: a buoy which filters and traps micro-plastics in the sea. Defined as pieces of plastic of less...

Storms to hit Mediterranean Spain mid-week
Environment Mon, Sep 9, 2019

Storms to hit Mediterranean Spain mid-week

ANOTHER depression is on its way across mainland Spain, bringing torrential rain to the east coast over tomorrow (Tuesday) and Wednesday. The weather phenomenon known as a DANA (Isolated Depression at High Levels)...

Tornadoes out to sea ahead of forecast storms
Environment Sat, Sep 8, 2018

Tornadoes out to sea ahead of forecast storms

TORNADOES out to sea across the Comunidad Valenciana yesterday (Friday) evening sparked alarm and curiosity among bathers on beaches in Alboraia (Valencia province), and Jávea and Guardamar del Segura at the far north...

Flash floods in Javea and Denia
Environment Sat, Aug 18, 2018

Flash floods in Javea and Denia

The Valencian Community - typically hot, sunny and dry at this time of year - has seen torrential rain over the past few hours, with a total of 105.2 litres per square metre falling in the popular holiday spot of Javea...

Flash floods trap cars and block roads in Castellón province
Environment Thu, Aug 16, 2018

Flash floods trap cars and block roads in Castellón...

AT LEAST a dozen cars have become trapped in flash floods in the province of Castellón and their occupants needed rescuing, firefighters report. Torrential rain and electric storms have hit parts of mainland Spain,...

Earthquake in southern Alicante disturbs siesta
Environment Tue, Aug 14, 2018

Earthquake in southern Alicante disturbs siesta

AN EARTHQUAKE in the inland village of Albatera (Alicante province) close to Murcia's north-eastern border reached 4.2 on the Richter scale, according to the National Geographical Institute (IGN) on Twitter. The...

Portuguese Man O'War shuts another Costa Blanca beach
Environment Fri, Apr 27, 2018

Portuguese Man O'War shuts another Costa Blanca beach

ANOTHER Costa Blanca beach has been shut to bathers after a Portuguese Man O'War sighting – this time that of El Campello. Earlier this week, reports of the deadly marine hydrozoan being seen on the beach in Altea...

Altea shuts beach after Portuguese Man O'War sighted
Environment Wed, Apr 25, 2018

Altea shuts beach after Portuguese Man O'War sighted

AT LEAST one beach on the Costa Blanca has been shut after a Portuguese Man O'War was found on the shores. Altea (Alicante province) has banned bathers for the moment, and the poisonous species have been seen on the...

Four-metre shark found on Santa Pola beach
Environment Fri, Feb 23, 2018

Four-metre shark found on Santa Pola beach

A DEAD shark of nearly four metres (13 feet) long and weighing 200 kilos (31st 6lb) has been found on the beach in Santa Pola, south of Alicante. It was first seen on the shores of Levante Beach on Wednesday afternoon,...

Downpours and gales cause chaos in Comunidad Valenciana
Environment Sun, Jan 28, 2018

Downpours and gales cause chaos in Comunidad Valenciana

EXTREME storms battering Spain's east coast forced Valencia to shut its commercial port – one of the largest in Europe – for over seven hours today (Sunday), and the State meteorological agency, AEMET, has...

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