Etiqueta 'Drought'


Water reserves in the Balearics keep falling

Five municipalities - Banyalbufar, Binissalem, Estellencs, Selva and Valldemossa - have so far introduced restrictions, with Banyalbufar looking at cuts to supplies to rural areas.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter20/07/2016 00:00


Palma hotels may have to pay more for water

Neus Truyol, president of Palma's Emaya municipal services agency, says that the town hall is studying an increase in rates charged to the highest consumers of water.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter18/07/2016 00:00


Farmers begin tackling Balearic drought

More than 3,000 tons of dried alfalfa have begun to arrive and be distributed to 147 farms in the Balearics.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter29/06/2016 00:00


Reservoir levels rise but remain very low

The two reservoirs - Gorg Blau and Cuber - had a combined capacity of under 30% in the first weeks of the year.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter01/03/2016 00:00


Increased drought aid to farmers still “insufficient”

The amount in grants for buying feed will go up to two million euros, says agriculture and environment minister, Vicenç Vidal.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter23/02/2016 00:00

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The Nóos trial, tourist tax battles and Jet2: the past week in Majorca

A former president of the Balearics in the dock, continuing anxieties as to water supplies, the inevitable and ongoing rumpus over the tourist tax and winter tourism: all of a sudden it had arrived.

Monitor14/02/2016 00:00


Farmers left in the dry over drought

Farmers and livestock holders expressed their “disappointment” at a meeting to study the drought situation.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter13/02/2016 00:00

The Gorg Blau dried up.


Fears over water supply this summer

"There has been an over-exploitation of aquifers, and desalination plants have not been used."

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter09/02/2016 00:00


Action to tackle the drought

The government points to a combination of high temperatures, increased population, pressure on resources and the condition of some facilities as making such action necessary.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter30/01/2016 00:00


Palma paying 5.7 million euros to combat drought

The town hall is not planning on using all the water from the Tramuntana reservoirs, where the capacity is currently down to 28%.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter27/01/2016 00:00


Measures being introduced to help farmers deal with the drought

Although there has been more rain in certain parts of the islands than others, it has been insufficient and the situation is worsening.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter23/01/2016 00:00


Aquifer water reserves have fallen by 5%

Aquifers are at 53% of capacity in Majorca, which is five per cent lower than in what was also considered a dry year, 2014.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter20/01/2016 00:00

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Nóos, a controversial decree and fiestas: the past week in Majorca

A princess in court, flu, fiestas and uproar over a government decree. Just some of the themes of a busy week in the Bulletin.

Monitor17/01/2016 00:00

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Spring comes early to Puerto Pollensa

The temperature rose to 25 degrees, some ten degrees warmer than normal for the time of year.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter09/01/2016 00:00