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Environment/Nature news & information for Zaragoza province

Extra soldiers sent to tackle Zuera blaze
Environment Thu, Aug 7, 2008

Extra soldiers sent to tackle Zuera blaze

The Defence ministry has deployed a further 107 members of the Military Emergency Unit (UME) to fight a forest fire in Zaragoza province that has already destroyed around 2,200 hectares (5,436 acres), and which has...

Violent storm wrecks rock fest
Environment Sat, Jul 12, 2008

Violent storm wrecks rock fest

Last night's Monsters of Rock festival was washed out by a violent fifteen-minute wind and hail storm that also disrupted the 2008 international exhibition cultural programme. One spectator was hospitalised after...

Felipe and Letizia back in Zaragoza for third Expo visit
Environment Wed, Jul 9, 2008

Felipe and Letizia back in Zaragoza for third Expo visit

The Prince and Princess of Asturias arrived in Zaragoza shortly after 11am this morning for their third visit to the 2008 International Exhibition, which kicked off with a tour of the pavilions of Spain's regional...

Water Expo site partially flooded by Ebro tide
Environment Wed, Jun 4, 2008

Water Expo site partially flooded by Ebro tide

Some riverside ornamental gardens and the Anfiteatro concert facility at the Expo 2008 exhibition site in Zaragoza were flooded yesterday as the swollen Ebro river reached peak levels following last month's heavy...

Zaragoza braced for Ebro flood tide
Environment Thu, Apr 5, 2007

Zaragoza braced for Ebro flood tide

A series of emergency measures have been put in place to protect Zaragoza (main photo) from flooding, including the installation of more powerful drainage pumps in the city's Actur and Arrabal districts. Although...

'Army could be deployed to combat zebra mussel threat'
Environment Tue, Sep 26, 2006

'Army could be deployed to combat zebra mussel...

Environment minister, Cristina Narbona, insisted strongly today that the government "has not thrown in the towel" in the fight against the zebra mussel "no matter how diffficult it may be," adding that,...

Gales cause one death, several injuries
Environment Mon, Mar 6, 2006

Gales cause one death, several injuries

After several days of high winds, all regions except the Canary Islands are still on alert following the death of a woman yesterday in Pozuelo del Rey (Madrid). In Zaragoza, one woman was seriously injured and seventeen...

10 minute storm wreaks havoc in Zaragoza
Environment Tue, Sep 14, 2004

10 minute storm wreaks havoc in Zaragoza

A ten minute hail and rain storm, accompanied by high winds caused widespread damage throughout Zaragoza city centre yesterday evening. Trees were torn from their roots, and terrace chairs and tables tossed around by...

Environment Thu, Sep 2, 2004

Large fire in military exercise field

Hundreds of hectares of undergrowth have been burned so far in a forest fire which has been burning the San Gregorio military exercise field in Zaragoza since yesterday. The blaze started yesterday afternoon in an area...

Aragon and Catalonia sign joint declaration to step up protection of Mequinenza reservoir area
Environment Thu, Jan 22, 2004

Aragon and Catalonia sign joint declaration to step up...

The governments of Aragón and Catalonia have signed in Mequinenza (Zaragoza) a joint declaration today in which they pledge to defend the unity of the Ebro riverbed, the preservation and recuperation of its environment...

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