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New projects aim to stop farm pollutants ending up in Spain’s Mar Menor lagoon

ELEVEN projects to improve farming techniques aimed at cutting pollution in the Mar Menor lagoon have been awarded grants totalling €16.2 million. The money comes...

Sunscreen chemicals that could kill aquatic organisms found in Murcia’s Mar Menor lagoon

MATERIALS found in sunscreens are said to be threatening aquatic life in Murcia's Mar Menor lagoon according to a study conducted by the Spanish...

Report: 456 tonnes of nitrates ended up in the Mar Menor in 2022

A TOTAL of 456 tonnes of nitrates entered the Mar Menor lagoon in southeastern Spain during 2022, as well as 18.5 tonnes of phosphates....

Partido Popular leader Feijoo to create National Water Authority if he wins Spain’s general election

THE Conservative opposition Partido Popular(PP) will create a National Water Authority if it wins the July 23 general election to deal with Spain's water...

Scientists investigate ‘whitish mass’ of water in Spain’s Mar Menor lagoon

A 'whitish mass' of water measuring 15 square kilometres has appeared in the Mar Menor lagoon according to satellite images analysed by the Spanish...

Over €8 million to be spent in six months removing biomass from shores of Mar Menor lagoon in Spain

THE Murcia government will spend nearly €8.5 million between April and September to remove biomass and ova from the Mar Menor lagoon. Visiting Playa Honda...

Temperature hits record high in polluted Mar Menor lagoon in Spain

THE current heatwave has seen a record temperature high for the waters of the Mar Menor lagoon in Murcia. The Mar Menor Scientific Committee said...

Greenpeace protest at Spain’s top meat producer over pollution caused by mass livestock farming

GREENPEACE protestors dressed in red jumpsuits staged a protest at the headquarters of the Murcia-based meat production company El Pozo on Tuesday. Around 20 environmentalists...
European Commission Threatens Spain Over Water Extraction Plans For Andalucia's Doñana National Park

European Commission threatens Spain over environmentally-damaging water extraction plans for Andalucia’s Doñana National Park

THE European Commission has threatened to penalise Spain if plans go ahead to extract more water from one of Europe's largest wetlands. The warning comes...

EU takes Spain to European Court for not stopping pollution of areas like the Mar Menor

SPAIN will have to answer to the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg over not doing enough to combat nitrate pollution in areas like...

Campaigners send Mar Menor lagoon pollution complaint to EU which pins blame on Spain’s politicians

ENVIRONMENTALISTS have sent a formal complaint to the EU over the pollution problems at the Mar Menor lagoon in Murcia. The joint submission sent by...

United Nations to investigate whether Spain is at fault for major pollution incidents in Mar Menor lagoon

A four-year campaign to get the United Nations to investigate whether Spain has breached environmental rules in the Mar Menor lagoon has succeeded. The Ecologistas...

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