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Environment/Nature news and information for Spain

Environment Fri, Feb 26, 2016

El Hierro volcano 'erupts' water jets at 39ºC

AN UNDERWATER volcano off the coast of the Canarian island of El Hierro is still belching out water of 39ºC nearly five years after its eruption, according to a group of Spanish and German scientists. A small submarine...

Environment Mon, Feb 22, 2016

Earthquake of up to 5.4 on the Richter scale near Melilla

ANOTHER earthquake off the coast of Melilla reaching at least 5.1 on the Richter scale has been recorded, although as yet the extent of any damage or injuries is not known. The quake struck at 03.46hrs in the Alborán...

Environment Wed, Feb 17, 2016

Coldest night this winter to bring mercury down to -10ºC

LAST night (Tuesday) was officially the coldest night in Spain so far this winter – but the early hours of Thursday morning could be even chillier, says the State meteorological agency AEMET. Temperatures today will...

Environment Mon, Feb 15, 2016

Violent winds shut ski slopes and tear trees down...

GALE-FORCE winds this weekend have caused chaos across Spain with firefighters called out up to 200 times in each region to deal with falling trees and building parts, and the whole of the Sierra Nevada shutting its ski...

Environment Mon, Feb 1, 2016

Offshore aftershock felt in Andalucía

ANOTHER earthquake in the Alborán sea between Spain and Africa was felt across Andalucía on Sunday, reaching 4.4 on the Richter scale. Nobody was hurt and no property damage has been reported, since the quake in the...

Environment Sun, Jan 17, 2016

Avalanche risk in the Spanish Pyrénées

AN AVALANCHE warning for the Spanish side of the Pyrénées has been issued by the State meteorological agency, AEMET. The risk is mainly present in Navarra, although anyone who is currently in any other border region...

Environment Mon, Jan 11, 2016

High winds will batter whole of Spain this week

WEATHER warnings have been issued for 46 provinces across Spain including the south, east and centre, and the Balearic Islands. This week has started off with gales reaching from 90 to 100 kilometres per hour, which are...