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Environment/Nature news & information for Spain

Ikea upcycles Spain's sea plastic: Here's how you can, too
Environment Sun, Jun 9, 2019

Ikea upcycles Spain's sea plastic: Here's how you...

WE KNOW the statistics, we've seen the pictures, we've signed the petitions and pressured the supermarkets – but the plastic waste problem persists, and it seems it's bigger than any of us. Bringing our...

'Hurricane Miguel' to hit the north-west...then disappear
Environment Thu, Jun 6, 2019

'Hurricane Miguel' to hit the north-west...then...

'HURRICANE Miguel' is on its way to mainland Spain, although the Met office expects most of the east and south will escape its effects. The State weather office AEMET said an 'explosive cyclogenesis' was...

North-south weather divide: High summer in Andalucía, winter in Cantabria
Environment Tue, May 28, 2019

North-south weather divide: High summer in Andalucía,...

FOUR seasons in one day – or at least in one week – are relatively common in May and the northern half of the country tends to be cooler than the south; but this weekend will bring a rare, extreme contrast, says the...

On safari in the Doñana: National Park celebrates 50th birthday
Environment Sat, May 25, 2019

On safari in the Doñana: National Park celebrates 50th...

HALF A CENTURY ago, two young men begged Europe to stop a wetland in southern Spain from being wiped out by wealthy landowners exploiting the area for eucalyptus and rice farming – and the Doñana National Park, now...

Children exposed to nature 'have better mental health as adults', study claims
Environment Thu, May 23, 2019

Children exposed to nature 'have better mental health...

CHILDREN exposed regularly to nature may be less likely to suffer mental health problems in adulthood, according to research led by La Caixa bank's scientific unit. Data were extracted from 3,600 people from areas...

Summer weather for the weekend
Environment Tue, May 21, 2019

Summer weather for the weekend

AFTER a sharp dip in temperatures and generalised rainfall – ranging from momentary drizzles to torrential downpours – over the last few days, a complete about-turn is forecast for this coming weekend, according to...

Mini-heatwave this weekend with temperatures up to 37ºC
Environment Wed, May 8, 2019

Mini-heatwave this weekend with temperatures up to 37ºC

THE first heatwave of 2019 is on its way with temperatures of up to 37ºC expected from this Friday, according to the State meteorological agency, AEMET. The mercury will start to climb on Friday from around 32ºC in...

Easter downpours boost reservoirs and guarantee summer water supply
Environment Tue, Apr 23, 2019

Easter downpours boost reservoirs and guarantee summer...

TORRENTIAL rain over Easter reaching up to 17.3 centimetres (6.8 inches) on the east coast has helped replenish ailing reservoirs which have been struggling to remain topped up after several years of either drought or...

Hail and snow bring Spain to a halt
Environment Sat, Apr 6, 2019

Hail and snow bring Spain to a halt

IF THE old adage about April showers is true, Spain should be blooming with May flowers next month: a sudden return to winter across the country has brought temperatures as low as -6ºC in the north and centre, road...

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