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Environment/Nature news and information for Spain

Environment Fri, Aug 29, 2003

Spain’s giant trees

to be a monument and live to tell the tale...
In the shelter of their branches centuries of history, feelings and emotions are harboured; they are infused with a wisdom which has made them immortal. These are the...

Environment Fri, Aug 29, 2003

Processionary worm plagues Valencian Community

Sixteen municipalities in the Valencian community are treating a plague of processionary worms that have become abundant in the regions trees. Forty eight towns are treating their mountainsides, such is the widespread...

Environment Fri, Aug 22, 2003

Valuable land burns

Alicante province was scorched by two fires last weekend. Twenty-one people were evacuated by emergency services and eight hectares of protected land of designated beauty were burned by a forest fire in in La Granadella...

Environment Fri, Aug 22, 2003

Heat wave spoils crops

A fungal infection known as ‘cabut’ has been attacking cherry tree roots and is spoiling crops that may lead to the death of trees. Jordi Blasco, president of the mountain cherries of Alicante cooperative says hot...

Environment Fri, Aug 22, 2003

Stop this environmental crime

Beautiful, isolated and unspoilt, La Vall de Gallinera is the northernmost of the four valleys in the Marina Alta. There are just eight small villages are dotted around the valley. There are no high modern buildings, no...

Environment Fri, Aug 22, 2003

Mediterranean mollusc

Alicante and Valencia University researchers blame fishing trawlers for the near extinction in provincial waters of a unique Mediterranean mollusc, the ‘nacra’. The findings come as part of an environmental...

Environment Fri, Aug 22, 2003

Making waves

Fast ferries heading for the Balearic islands have been causing waves and bothering bathers on the Les Rotes beaches. A small dinghy also capsized last week when the ferry ploughed by leaving large waves in its wake....

Environment Fri, Aug 22, 2003

A bit of peace and quiet

Dénia’s councillor for the environment has announced an update to Dénia’s noise pollution law to bring it up to European Standards. One of the main problems in the town is traffic noise and another is the din...

Environment Fri, Aug 22, 2003

Demonstrators against Las Salinas developments

Over two hundred people gathered alongside the Salinas in Calpe on Saturday night to protest against the planned development around the natural spot, an area they hope will become the subject of special environmental...

Environment Fri, Aug 22, 2003

Teulada wants feedback

Teulada’s lifeguards and tourism officers will be distributing 1,000 beach ashtrays and 1,000 badges to tourists and residents on the municipality’s beaches. They will be asking people to fill in a questionnaire...

Environment Tue, Aug 19, 2003

Smells annoy Xàbia residents

Residents of Xàbia are fed-up with the over-powering smell of rubbish in their town.
Food waste thrown into the containers during the day is causing terrible odours.
Tony Cabban, councillor for public services...

Environment Tue, Aug 19, 2003

Greenpeace demands action

Ecological organisation Greenpeace is demanding the Spanish government halt the traffic in illegal wood through Valencia Port. The organisation found four boats unloading illegal wood from Africa in the port just last...

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