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Earthquake of 3.3 in Granada province goes unnoticed
Environment Tue, Jun 19, 2018

Earthquake of 3.3 in Granada province goes unnoticed

AN EARTHQUAKE measuring 3.3 on the Richter scale shook the province of Granada in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday) – but failed to wake the neighbours. According to the National Geographical Institute (IGN),...

Torrential rain and storm warnings across Spain today
Environment Tue, May 29, 2018

Torrential rain and storm warnings across Spain today

NEARLY half the country is on alert today (Tuesday) for torrential rain and storms, which are expected to be particularly heavy in the north and on the east coast. All of Castilla y León, except the province of León...

Group inhabiting abandoned village faces prosecution
Environment Fri, May 25, 2018

Group inhabiting abandoned village faces prosecution

SIX young adults are facing prison and hefty fines for 'occupying' an uninhabited village in ruins in the province of Guadalajara (Castilla-La Mancha). Deep in the heart of the Sierra Norte nature reserve and...

Wet weather returns this weekend
Environment Sat, May 19, 2018

Wet weather returns this weekend

WARM temperatures that graced Spain this week will vanish overnight again at the weekend, according to the State meteorological agency, AEMET – a total of 11 provinces are on weather alerts for rain and storms. Teruel...

Spain escapes European sanctions over air pollution
Environment Fri, May 18, 2018

Spain escapes European sanctions over air pollution

THE EUROPEAN Commission has let Spain off sanctions over air pollution after seeing how it has improved its levels of toxicity in the atmosphere – but the UK, France and Germany are among those who are still facing...

Fury over 'volcano fears' headlines as experts refute British tabloid claims
Environment Sun, May 13, 2018

Fury over 'volcano fears' headlines as experts refute...

BRITISH tabloid headlines warning of volcanic eruptions in Tenerife – illustrated with a picture of lava spilling from a crater in Hawaii – have annoyed Spanish geologists and tourism industry workers. The front...

Hot weather and storms this weekend
Environment Fri, May 4, 2018

Hot weather and storms this weekend

The Spanish Met Office (Aemet) has forecast temperatures as high as 30ºC in some areas of Andalusia and Extremadura this weekend, after several days of almost winter weather. The weather will be more stable, except...

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...

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