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Environment/Nature news and information for Spain

Environment Sat, Nov 18, 2017

Air-pollution 'as harmful to health as smoking', say...

AIR-POLLUTION caused by traffic and industry is as harmful to the health of people who live amongst it than smoking cigarettes, according to the Spanish Pneumology and Chest Surgery Society (SEPAR). “Smoking is the...

Environment Sat, Nov 18, 2017

November 2017 set to be driest in 36 years

IF IT DOES not rain in Spain in the next few days, this November will go down on record as being the driest in 36 years, warns the State meteorological agency, AEMET. And this is likely to spell impending disaster for...

Environment Wed, Nov 8, 2017

Second-hottest October since 1965

LAST month was the second-hottest October in Spain since 1965 and the driest so far this century, according to the State meteorological agency, AEMET. The average temperature across the nation was 18.5ºC, which is 2...

Environment Wed, Oct 18, 2017

Rain appears at last – and helps Galicia firefighters

LONG-AWAITED rain has hit Spain at last after weeks of dry weather – and the change in climate is most welcome in the north-western region of Galicia where it is helping to bring the devastating forest fires under...

Environment Fri, Oct 13, 2017

Hurricane Ophelia to hit Galicia

HURRICANE Ophelia will bring gale-force winds and choppy seas to Spain's far north-western region of Galicia in the early hours of this Monday morning. The tropical storm reached the Portuguese islands of the Azores...