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Environment/Nature news and information for Spain

Environment Mon, Feb 12, 2018

Under-25s 'more worried about air pollution than the...

YOUNG adults in Spain are now more worried about air pollution than the state of the country's economy, according to an ongoing social attitudes study. , a sociology research section of daily newspaper published an...

Environment Mon, Feb 12, 2018

Cold snap bites harder across the country

THIS weekend's cold snap is back with a vengeance today (Monday) and is likely to continue for the next few days. The State meteorological agency, AEMET, has placed 21 provinces on alert for snow, tidal surges and...

Environment Fri, Feb 9, 2018

Cold front hits Spain bringing more snow

ANOTHER cold front arriving today (Friday) will bring further snow to the mainland, mostly in the northern half but possibly western Extremadura and Andalucía. Storms in the Balearic Islands are expected to come later...

Environment Thu, Feb 1, 2018

Storms boost reservoirs and ease nationwide drought

RECENT storms sweeping Spain have helped ease the drought a little – reservoirs were down to under 37% full at the beginning of 2018, but are now up to 42%. The last week alone, which brought a cold front from the...

Environment Wed, Jan 31, 2018

Earthquake of 3.4 on Richter scale in Olvera, Cádiz

AN EARTHQUAKE measuring 3.4 on the Richter scale was reported in the province of Cádiz early yesterday morning, the National Geographical Institute (IGN) has just revealed. The epicentre was in the town of Olvera, and...

Environment Sun, Jan 28, 2018

Downpours and gales cause chaos in Comunidad Valenciana

EXTREME storms battering Spain's east coast forced Valencia to shut its commercial port – one of the largest in Europe – for over seven hours today (Sunday), and the State meteorological agency, AEMET, has...

Environment Mon, Jan 22, 2018

Spain summoned by EU over air pollution

NINE European Union member States – including Spain and the UK – have been summoned to Brussels over air-pollution levels and will be expected to explain the steps they have taken to combat the problem. The summit...

Environment Mon, Jan 15, 2018

Portuguese earthquake felt in Extremadura and Andalucía

AN EARTHQUAKE in Portugal measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale was felt in the provinces of Badajoz (Extremadura) and Huelva, Sevilla and Córdoba (Andalucía) this lunchtime (Monday). According to Portugal's Sea and...

Environment Fri, Jan 5, 2018

Snow to hit most of Spain this weekend

AT LEAST half of mainland Spain will be covered in snow this weekend – even southern and coastal provinces, according to the State meteorological agency, AEMET. La Rioja in the far north will see the most white stuff,...