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Environment/Nature news and information for Spain

Environment Sat, Jun 10, 2017

Cigarette butts polluting environment and food chain

OVER 4.5 billion cigarette butts are clogging up rivers, forests, beaches, streets and parks, or two-thirds of all the cigarettes smoked in Spain in a year, and take between eight and 12 years to biodegrade, warns the...

Environment Thu, Jun 8, 2017

'Hotter than usual' summer forecast this year

SUMMER in Spain this year is set to be hotter than ever with temperatures expected to be well above the average for the season. State meteorological agency AEMET says this summer has a 50% chance of being much warmer...

Environment Wed, May 31, 2017

Barcelona scientists link air pollution with ADHD in...

AIR pollution caused by carbon monoxide leads to significant changes in children's brain structure, even when levels of contamination are below the European Union's recommended maximum, says a worrying report by...

Environment Mon, Mar 27, 2017

Earthquake of 3.4 on the Richter scale in Fuerteventura

AN EARTHQUAKE measuring 3.4 on the Richter scale was reported yesterday afternoon in Fuerteventura, according to a late-night report from the National Geographical Institute (IGN). Its epicentre was 10 kilometres out to...

Environment Sat, Mar 25, 2017

Spain shuts down for WWF Planet Hour

SPAIN shut down last night (Friday) between 20.30 and 21.30 for WWF Planet Hour, a global annual initiative aimed at raising awareness of the fragility of the natural environment. Town and city halls went dark, as did...