Showing posts with label Spain. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Spain. Show all posts

Monday, December 28, 2015

Firefighters battle over 130 wildfires in northern Spain

Amid unseasonably warm weather, firefighters battled over 130 wind-fueled wildfires in northern Spain Monday which officials suspect were deliberately set.

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Space rains junk on Spain

It's raining space junk in Spain. 
Rocket fuel tanks, chunks of satellites or something else entirely... In just over one week, three mysterious objects have fallen from the sky onto the country's southeast, prompting bomb disposal agents and experts in hazmat suits to rush over as puzzled locals looked on.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Spain, US reach accord to clean up nuclear accident site

Washington and Madrid have reached a new agreement in principle for the United States to clean up land contaminated by radiation from un-detonated nuclear bombs that accidentally fell on a site in Spain in 1966, a joint statement said Monday.

Sunday, August 09, 2015

Hundreds of firefighters battle wildfires in Portugal

Some 500 firefighters as well as eight planes and six helicopters were deployed in Portugal Sunday to battle four forest fires raging in the north of the country, authorities said.

Friday, August 07, 2015

1,400 evacuated as wildfire rages in western Spain

Around 1,400 people had to be evacuated in the early hours of Friday morning as a wildfire raged out of control close to the town of Caceres in the Autonomous Community of Extremadura in western Spain.

Friday, July 03, 2015

Unusual heat waves to continue in Europe. (so early and so widespread)

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) on Friday warned that many parts of Europe will see high or extremely high heat in the coming days.
WMO noted that the European heatwave is unusual "because it is so early and so widespread."

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Portugal, Spain swelter in hot weather

Temperatures soared above 40 degrees across Spain and Portugal yesterday, prompting heat alerts, raising the risk of wildfires and drawing crowds to beaches and fountains.

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Spain could face 50 degree heatwaves by 2050

Spain could face heatwaves with temperatures of up to 50 degrees Celsius by the year 2050, according to a report on the effects of climate change published on Tuesday.

The document, "1950-2050: The Impact of Climate Change in Spain and Europe: perception and impact," was drawn up for the environmentalist party Equo by Spanish climatologist, Jonathan Gomez Cantero.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Boat protest against Canaries oil prospecting

LANZAROTE, Spain: Protesters plunged half-naked into the icy sea and unfurled banners on Saturday (Dec 13) to try to stop oil prospecting near Spain's Canary Islands, a major tourist destination.

Ten boats from the archipelago took protesters eight nautical miles from where Spanish firm Repsol is exploring with a view to possibly drilling off the islands in the Atlantic ocean.

Monday, January 06, 2014

Spanish minister in Panama to end US$1.6b canal row

PANAMA CITY: A Spanish cabinet minister launched mediation efforts in Panama on Monday to resolve a US$1.6 billion dispute threatening to halt the expansion of the Central American nation's vital canal.
Public Works Minister Ana Pastor held separate meetings with Panama's president and executives of the Spanish-led consortium that has threatened to stop the project this month unless local authorities pay for the massive cost overruns.
After the two meetings, Pastor said the Grupo Unidos por el Canal (GUPC) consortium wanted to negotiate a way out of the impasse.
"The commitment of GUPC is to resolve everything within the contract and for that reason they will sit down for dialogue," she said.
"We are trying to reach an agreement that will be good for everybody," Pastor said after talks with Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Spain’s solar industry to collapse as govt introduces draconian profit caps

One of the main producers of renewable energy in Europe, Spain’s solar industry, is edging toward bankruptcy. Producers say they’ll be unable to repay credits after the government’s decision to cut subsidies. Banks will suffer and jobs will be lost.
Energy Minister José Manuel Soria has introduced a new compensation plan for calculating levels of "reasonable profitability" for renewable-energy production, distribution and transportation. It will reduce payments to companies serving the nation's electrical system by up to 2.7 billion euro annually. It’s hoped the move could help cope with the electricity system deficit that has been growing since 2005 and now exceeds 25 billion euro.

To sap the annual deficit, which has been estimated by the government at 4.5 billion euro this year, Spain is set to raise consumers' electric bills by about 3.2 percent starting from August, contributing about 400 million euro in extra revenue for the system this year and 900 million euro next year, the Wall Street Journal reports.

EL News

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