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Environment/Nature news & information for Spain

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...

Wet weather forecast for May Day bank holiday weekend
Environment Wed, Apr 25, 2018

Wet weather forecast for May Day bank holiday weekend

DISAPPOINTING weather is on the cards for the May Day bank holiday weekend, with a drop in temperatures, rain – torrential in some cases – and storms expected. This year, 'Labour Day' – May 1 – falls on...

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...

Fog generator that wipes out air pollution invented in Madrid
Environment Sat, Apr 14, 2018

Fog generator that wipes out air pollution invented in...

A FOG-CREATING machine could be a low-cost solution to traffic emissions and other air contamination – even chemical leaks and smoke from forest fires, according to its creators at the University of Alcalá de Henares...

More wind, rain and falling temperatures on the way
Environment Tue, Apr 10, 2018

More wind, rain and falling temperatures on the way

SPRING has far from sprung in Spain at the moment – yet another cold, wet and windy snap has hit the mainland and around 30 provinces are under weather warnings for the next couple of days. Temperatures have dropped...

La Gomera to be powered 100% by green energy by 2030
Environment Mon, Apr 9, 2018

La Gomera to be powered 100% by green energy by 2030

THE Canarian island of La Gomera is aiming to be powered 100% by 'green' energy sources within 12 years, slashing its power costs by 37%. La Gomera, just off the coast of Tenerife, will be the second island in...

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