Tag Archives: Spain

Wicked Wildfires continue raging in Spain and Portugal

MADRID (AFP) – – Hundreds of firefighters battled to control wildfires in Spain and Portugal Thursday, as a massive blaze raged for a third day in a military zone, officials said. Some 300 firefighters and soldiers backed by 18 water-dropping

Severe Summer Wildfires claim 250,000 hectares of Europe’s forests

Europe has lost at least 250,000 hectares of forest to fires this summer, a higher rate of attrition than last year, and national governments must act as global warming takes its toll, the EU warned Monday. “During the next few

Sixteen die in northern Spain floods

Heavy rains have sparked flooding in northern Spain this week, while another death increased the number of fatalities claimed by storms to 16, officials and hospital sources said. A 53-year-old man died at a Tarragona hospital on Monday after a

Spain, Portugal to set up energy research centre

Spain and Portugal will set up a joint renewable energy research centre, the leaders of both nations said recently. The Iberian Renewable Energy Centre in the southern Spanish city of Badajoz near the Portuguese border will help the two nations

Drought exposes sunken town

Water levels are so low in Spain that a medieval village that was flooded to make a reservoir, has been exposed. Report courtesy of www.bbc.co.uk

Thousands march in Spain over climate change

MADRID (AFP) – Thousands marched through Madrid on Sunday to demand that the Spanish government adopt concrete measures to fight climate change, organisers said. “We demand a law against climate change that calls for an increase in the use of