Tag Archives: environment

34º+ in the shade hot weather advisory for Gran Canaria

AEMET, the Spanish State Meteorological Agency, have issued yellow advisories, denoting risk, for maximum temperatures expected on Thursday and Friday. On Thursday morning the north and northeast coasts of Gran Canaria, including the capital Las Palmas, will see some cloud below 300 meters, that looks likely to clear through the…

Lebensraum strikes back, water park project under fire

Nobody can, for the life of them, figure out what on earth is happening with the promised Siam Park Gran Canaria, that so long overdue water park project planned for the south of the popular sub-tropical holiday island, a project yet to break ground.   Despite repeated announcements of all…

Gran Canaria government say no more gas

Gran Canaria’s new Insular Management Plan (Plan Insular de Ordenación (PIO)), announced at the end of May, eliminates all regulations aimed at the further implementation of gas as a source of energy for the island opting instead for greater commitment to the development of renewable energies, such as solar, wind,…

Fire in Tejeda brought under control

The Cabildo de Gran Canaria report that a fire in Tejeda has already been brought under control

Six Blue Flag beaches for the south

The Blue Flag environmental program announced last week that the Canary Islands have

Playa de Mogán closed due to sewage leak

A spill of fecal sewage water has been detected in the area of ​​Playa de Mogán

Events: Sea Fair FIMAR in Las Palmas

The International Sea Fair begins this Friday in Las Palmas. The fair includes 91 companies

Newsbrief: Police seize invasive alien speices, California King Snake, for sale online on Gran Canaria

The GRUMACanarian Police Environment Group on Gran Canaria seized a specimen of the species Lampropeltis Californiae last week, commonly known as the California King Snake (Culebra Real de California in Spanish)

83 kilos of fish and 900 sea cucumbers

Agents of the Government of the Canary Islands Fisheries Inspection Service have denounced

Sunshine Ahoy! Warm breezes and blue skies

When warning came earlier this week of possible storm weather, we received a call

Californian King snake caught in Ayagaures

The presence of the Californian King snake (Lampropeltis getula californiae) continues to spread 

Gran Canaria Weather up to 30˚ in the shade

As the holiday weekend gets going on Gran Canaria temperatures are starting to rise

Gran Canaria to invest in renewable energies

The president of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria, Antonio Morales, in March presented

Gran Canaria rejects the Repsol statements

Repsol CEO and Chairman, Antonio Brufau, described as “third world” the Canarian opposition

65% of dunes lost in just half a century

Gran Canaria has doubled its population over the last half century, while

Spar Natural to open store in Las Palmas

Spring always brings good news and Spar Natural have announced they will

Switch Off for Earth Hour on Gran Canaria

Cabildo de Gran Canaria is switching ‘off’ on Saturday at 20.30 to join ‘Earth Hour’

ArbolApp Canary Islands guide to wild trees

Did you know that the most recently discovered species of dragon tree

Gran Canaria Spring swelter this weekend

If you have the chance this weekend, head for the beaches to cool down; there is a yellow advisory

Warm Saharan winds bring Spring Calima

With temperatures rising and Saharan dust blowing in on a glorious spring Calima

Gran Canaria’s Pet Plan recommendations

The Cabildo de Gran Canaria’s Veterinary College census of animal shelters

2017’s first prescribed summit forest fires

The forestry staff from the Cabildo de Gran Canaria have started the prescribed fires season