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Environment/Nature news & information for Spain

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...

Spain swelters, but Teide shut due to snow
Environment Mon, Mar 25, 2019

Spain swelters, but Teide shut due to snow

EVEN though most of Spain is basking in unseasonably-high temperatures and ski slopes are melting over a fortnight ahead of their usual closing dates, one of the country’s warmest regions has issued warnings over snow...

Light relief for hayfever sufferers: Low-pollen spring follows worst winter since 1994
Environment Thu, Mar 21, 2019

Light relief for hayfever sufferers: Low-pollen spring...

HAYFEVER sufferers will have an easy spring this year after the toughest winter in a quarter of a century, according to the Spanish Society for Allergies and Clinical Immunology (SEAIC). Lack of rainfall in winter means...

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