Environment

Ibiza had 22 wildfires in 2014 burning 18 hectares

The Balearic Islands have experienced 101 wildfires that have burned 64.4 hectares in 2014, the second lowest affected area figure of the decade and just above the 44.9 acres that burned in 2008. 59% of the fires were caused by negligence or accidental causes; 27% were intentional; 10% were initiated …

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Serra to discuss surveys with the new Commissioner

The president of the Consell de Ibiza, Vicent Serra, will meet the new European Commissioner for the Environment, Karmenu Vella, to address the issue of oil exploration in the Gulf of Valencia on February 5th. At the meetings held in 2014 and 2013 in Brussels, the Commissioner Janez Potocnik and …

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Catching the winter sun

The state meteorological agency expects the cold weather of recent days to continue throughout the New Year celebrations on Ibiza and Formentera, but with a slight rise in temperatures. Today these will range from 6 degrees minimum to 14 maximum, but it will feel much warmer out of the wind …

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Wind causes multiple incidents

Gusts up to 90 kph caused many incidents yesterday, though none too serious. Firefighters had more than a dozen call-outs between 5 am and 4.30 pm. The branch of a tree fell and damaged a car at the Don Pepe apartments in Es Codolar. There were also several fallen trees …

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