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Environment/Nature news and information for Spain

Environment Wed, Oct 18, 2017

Rain appears at last – and helps Galicia firefighters

LONG-AWAITED rain has hit Spain at last after weeks of dry weather – and the change in climate is most welcome in the north-western region of Galicia where it is helping to bring the devastating forest fires under...

Environment Fri, Oct 13, 2017

Hurricane Ophelia to hit Galicia

HURRICANE Ophelia will bring gale-force winds and choppy seas to Spain's far north-western region of Galicia in the early hours of this Monday morning. The tropical storm reached the Portuguese islands of the Azores...

Environment Wed, Oct 11, 2017

Record October temperatures: 33ºC in southern Spain

TEMPERATURES soared to up to an unseasonable 33ºC yesterday (Tuesday), leading to the unprecedented sight of full beaches in mid-October. The hottest climates, however, were in land-locked provinces such as Sevilla,...

Environment Tue, Oct 10, 2017

Earthquake in Tenerife

AN EARTHQUAKE reaching 4 on the Richter scale shook the south-west of Tenerife in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday), but no damage was caused as it was located a very long way beneath the surface. Emergency...

Environment Sat, Oct 7, 2017

Floods cause mayhem in Calpe and Benidorm

SUDDEN downpours today have flooded the towns of Benidorm and Calpe (Alicante province) leaving drivers trapped in their cars. Firefighters had to rescue one family from Calpe's Avenida Rumanía – a couple and...

Environment Sat, Sep 30, 2017

Wet October start for Catalunya referendum day

IF FORECASTS from Spain's met office are correct, it may be raining on Catalunya's parade as determined voters try to cast their ballot tomorrow (Sunday). Whilst daytime temperatures are expected to remain...

Environment Mon, Sep 4, 2017

September's here and summer's back in Spain

TEMPERATURES across Spain will return to normal for the time of year from this week after a disappointingly-cool and wet August, according to the State meteorological agency, AEMET. Even in the hottest parts of the...

Environment Sat, Aug 12, 2017

August temperatures below freezing reported in three...

THIS week's plummeting temperatures across Spain – which brought severe thunder storms and flash floods in some areas – saw shopping centres and bars doing a roaring trade as tourists had to think of something...

Environment Tue, Aug 1, 2017

Earthquake of 3.9 in Granada province

AN EARTHQUAKE reaching 3.9 on the Richter scale gave residents in the province of Granada a rude awakening last night (Monday) and led to emergency service calls from at least 10 towns and villages. The epicentre of the...

Environment Tue, Aug 1, 2017

Spain shuts down oldest nuclear plant

THE oldest nuclear waste plant in Spain has been shut down for good after the government agreed to proposals from the opposition based upon years of clamouring by nearby residents and environmental groups. Based in...