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Forest fire between Almuñécar and Nerja
Environment 15/01/2004

Forest fire between Almuñécar and Nerja

The forest fire which yesterday struck a natural park between Almuñécar (Granada) and Nerja (Málaga) is still active after having burnt 100 hectares of undergrowth and pine trees, although it is “almost under...

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The revenge of the caterpillar
Environment 30/01/2004

The revenge of the caterpillar

Following our recent article about processionary caterpillars we have received many calls from readers with stories regarding the activities of these pests. KIRSTY TUXFORD visited a couple whose attempts to rid their...

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Sierra Nevada threatened by climate change
Environment 28/06/2004

Sierra Nevada threatened by climate change

High temperatures derived from climatic change are threatening vegetation on Sierra Nevada, in particular its endemic flora, according to the yearly Environment report published by the Junta de Andalucía.

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Flood victim´s body found 50km away
Environment 09/09/2004

Flood victim´s body found 50km away

A fisherman from the village of L´Ampolla (Tarragona) found the body of one of the three people who went missing after their 4x4 was swept away by floods as they were returning to their holiday home in Cambrils on...

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Mallorca hit by mini tornado
Environment 15/09/2004

Mallorca hit by mini tornado

Storms and a mini tornado hit the island of Mallorca earlier today causing widespread damage, including floods, fallen trees, damaged buildings, and a power cut which affected 4,000 people.

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Heavy rain hits Balearic islands
Environment 12/11/2004

Heavy rain hits Balearic islands

Storms and heavy rain during the last 24 hours has caused widespread damage across the Balearic islands. 885 flashes of lightning were recorded in Mallorca, 290 in Ibiza, and 27 in Menorca.

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Water levels continue to rise in Spanish reservoirs
Environment 09/11/2005

Water levels continue to rise in Spanish reservoirs

Last week saw the biggest rise in water levels in Spanish reservoirs for some considerable time as a result of recent rain. According to Environment ministry figures, levels rose by 579 cubic hectometres (1.1% of total...

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Nine regions still on snow alert
Environment 30/01/2006

Nine regions still on snow alert

For the third day yesterday, Spain, and in particular the Valencian Community was under the icy grip of winter. Utiel recorded the coldest temperature recorded over the last 35 years in the Community, -17ºC, a drop of...

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