Thursday, April 27, 2017

Environment

Going Bananas: Smart guide on How to Grow Bananas in Ibiza

My first contact with banana plants in Ibiza… …was back in 2007, when a good friend introduced me to his huge plants behind his house. ‘They are originally from Costa Rica’ he said, as I had never seen such enormous plants before. On top, there were huge flowers, with real bananas! ‘How do you manage to get them to flower, …

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5 Things to do in Ibiza When it’s Raining

Oh no! It’s raining in Ibiza! Don’t panic – here are some nice indoor activities, so you can make the most of a grey day… Sports Cafe, Ibiza Where: Playa D’en Bossa About: Even if it’s raining in Ibiza, the Sports Cafe in Playa D’en Bossa still is a great place to hang out, relax and catch up on your …

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Balearic Islands on a yellow weather alert

All the islands of the Balearic archipelago are currently on yellow alert (risk) for coastal phenomena, with a force 6-7 southwest wind forecast and waves of up to 2-3 metres, according to the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET). Mallorca, Ibiza and Formentera have a yellow warning as a result of winds, with gusts that could reach 90 mph in northern parts …

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Volkswagen admits 683,626 vehicles affected by emissions scandal in Spain

Nearly two weeks after US authorities uncovered Volkswagen’s sophisticated scheme to deceive pollution emission regulators, the German carmaker has put a figure on the number of vehicles affected in Spain. According to the company, 683,626 automobiles are equipped with the fraudulent EA 189 Euro 5 diesel engines, which come with software that reduces emissions during regulatory testing, but not on …

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A very wet day in Ibiza

There was chaos on the roads again today as a storm again forced the closure of the highway to the airport, where a car was trapped in the water. The inner ring road ground to a halt when water reached the level of the pavements causing massive delays, as our tourists looked up at the sky and decided to go …

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The first rains in months drench Ibiza in the middle of August

The successive heat waves and water shortages were finally resolved yesterday by the first summer rains, which came as something of a surprise last Friday. Yesterday, the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) retained an orange alert (significant risk) for Ibiza, Formentera and the other Balearic Islands for heavy rain and thunderstorm. In fact, according to the agency, on the night of …

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Ibiza is burning hot

The fires continue to break out on Ibiza, which suffered another scare barely two days after the flames that threatened Sant Miquel on Thursday, forcing a hundred residents to leave their homes. This time the fire occurred in Santa Gertrudis in an area known as Can Formigues, very close to the village centre and a few hundred metres from the …

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40ºC+ expected to last until mid-July

The scorching weather beating down on Spain this summer is taking its toll on the population. Four people have been hospitalized over the last few days in Castellón, Mérida and Huelva due to heat-related illnesses. In the Madrid region, emergency services have handled 123 heat-related calls in the last two weeks, although no serious illnesses have been reported. Spain is …

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The economic crisis has dented Spaniards’ confidence in Europe

Thirty years have passed since Spain joined what was then the European Community and is now the European Union, and Spaniards are not sorry that they did. The country signed its adhesion treaty on June 12th, 1985, integration took place on January 1st, 1986, and it has consistently been one of the most enthusiastic members of the union ever since. …

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The hot weather looks set to continue next week…

The arrival of an area of low pressure into Galicia has lowered thermometers across much of Spain after the country suffered its hottest May day in 30 years on Wednesday. The exception is the Valencia region, which on Thursday was expected to face the worst of the high temperatures that have been affecting the country since last Saturday. The Aemet …

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