Environment

Industry Ministry hide drilling project information

The Mar Blava Alliance has accused the Ministry of Industry of not allowing information on the Seabird oil exploration project in the Gulf of León to be made public. The Alliance are demanding that the opening period for claims against the Seabird Exploration project be made available to all citizens. …

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Negative reports should stop oil prospecting

The president of the Consell de Ibiza, Vicent Serra, said today that “we are in line to get a negative Environmental Impact Statement” in relation to the surveys conducted by Cairn Energy in the Gulf of Valencia, near to the coast of Ibiza. Serra met the Secretary of State for the …

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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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