13 million litres of water containing agricultural nutrients reach the Mar Menor every day
The figure is quoted by the president of the Murcia government as he promises budget commitment to the lagoon Fernando López Miras, the president of the regional government of Murcia, promised..

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Sea level to rise by 15 cm in Murcia in the next 9 years and 55 cm by the year 2100
Rising sea temperatures also forecast as the climate crisis gathers momentum In recent weeks the issue of the climate crisis and the environment has been in the spotlight in the Region of Murcia..

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Almost all living organisms below 3 metres in the Mar Menor died in October
The Spanish Oceanographic Institute blames agricultural activity and outlines the path to regenerating the lagoon A study by the Spanish Oceanographic Institute (IEO) into the episode of anoxia..

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3,000 Murcia lorries caught up in Catalan separatist motorway blockades
Fears that buyers in northern Europe could turn to suppliers in Italy and Greece if disruption continues The disruption caused by Catalan separatist agitators and demonstrators on the AP-7 motorway..

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Livestock transport soars at the port of Cartagena
The number of animals shipped to and from Cartagena is 25 times higher than in 2010 Of the many developments at the port of Cartagena in recent years, the most publicized of which has been the..

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80 kilos of waste removed from the Mediterranean by volunteer divers in Cabo de Palos
Beaches were cleaned by a land-based team while the divers took to coves of Cabo de Palos A group of volunteer divers belonging to the Federación de Actividades Subacuáticas de la Región de..

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Up to 24 degrees in Murcia on Wednesday but yellow alerts for gale-force winds return
Gusts of 80 km/h forecast in most of Murcia on both Wednesday and Thursday The weather forecast issued for Wednesday in the Region of Murcia by Aemet contains an unusual mix of noticeably higher..

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Lorca residents could take macro-pig farm protest to the European Court of Human Rights
There are a million pigs in Lorca and residents of El Consejero say enough is enough! The residents of the El Consejero rural district in the municipality of Lorca are prepared to take their case..

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Aquarium arks for seahorses and fan mussels facing possible extinction in the Mar Menor
The Murcia government announces 8 emergency measures at a cost of 8.25 million euros The regional government of Murcia announced on Thursday that it has approved a budget of 8.25 million euros..

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Murcia fruit trees in spring blossom as warm October weather misleads them
Growers in parts of Blanca and Cieza fear there will be no fruit to pick next year The unusually warm early autumn in the Region of Murcia, where as recently as a week ago temperatures were still..

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Costas identify 18 unauthorized locations where water runs off into the Mar Menor
Further studies will be made to determine whether the pipes must be sealed As the regional and national governments and other administrative bodies strengthen their efforts to be seen to be taking..

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Águilas schoolchildren learn about the value of compost
Organic waste recycling is taken seriously at the schools of Águilas During the 2019/20 academic year all public schools in the municipality of Águilas are being equipped with compost bins as..

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First baby loggerhead turtles in over 100 years in Murcia doing well in San Pedro del Pinatar
The young turtles will be re-released next year at the Calblanque beach where they hatched Eleven of the baby loggerhead sea turtles which hatched during September from eggs laid on the beach of..

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Naturalists purchase part of the salt flats of Marchamalo
The aim is to re-activate salt production and preserve the habitat of birds and the Spanish toothcarp In recent months it has been hard to find any positive news regarding the natural environment..

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Unauthorized irrigation farming reported on 989 hectares in the Campo de Cartagena
The land will be restored to non-irrigation farming or none at all Amid the calls for action to protect the marine environment of the Mar Menor by changing agricultural practices in the Campo de..

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Murcia government offers funding of 7 million euros for Mar Menor research
In the meantime scientists warn that over half of the bed of the lagoon has been devastated September flooding caused the runoff of 100,000 tons of sediment into the Mar Menor The regional..

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Illegal land clearance reported in the mountains between Lorca and Águilas
Unauthorized land use is not restricted to the Campo de Cartagena according to the IU party The recent rapid deterioration in the marine environment of the Mar Menor has placed the issue of illegal..

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Wild tortoise ownership in Murcia and Spain: illegal but surprisingly common
How to get back on the right side of the law if you own a tortoise in Murcia Many members of the public are unaware of the fact, but since 1st July 2015 it has officially been illegal in Spain..

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El Valle Wildlife Recovery Centre: Centro de Recuperación de Fauna Silvestre de El Valle
Fascinating environmental education visits for groups and families in the mountains just outside Murcia One of the cluster of facilities located near the visitors centre of the El Valle y Carrascoy..

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Botanical educational garden in Mazarrón
The “Mastia” garden is designed to educate about local eco-systems In April 2018 Mazarrón became the first municipality in the Murcia Region to open an educational bio-garden for local..

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Understanding water and the drought in Murcia and the Segura basin
Where our water comes from, what it is used for, and why there isn’t enough In late 2017 the Region of Murcia and the rest of the Segura basin are facing one of the most serious droughts in recent..

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Las Encañizadas; protecting this historic fishing technique in La Manga del Mar Menor
Fish doesn´t get any fresher than this! Fish are trapped in reed mazes as they migrate between the Mar Menor and the Mediterranean. Many of the agricultural traditions in the Region of Murcia..

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Dog owners beware: stephanotis pods can kill dogs
Urgent warning for dog owners Be aware that the seed pods of the Stephanotis plant, also known as Madagascar Jasmine, are lethal for dogs. This is a stunning plant with waxy green leaves and a..

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Bolnuevo erosions or Gredas de Bolnuevo
The Bolnuevo erosions are natural sandstone sculptures One of the best known features of Bolnuevo are the erosions, or gredas, of Bolnuevo, known as the “enchanted landscape”, a curious formation..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Major faming concerns called to give evidence in illegal irrigation investigation
3.8 billion litres of contaminated water are thought to have been allowed to run into the Mar Menor The managers and owners of 21 large crop farming concerns in the Campo de Cartagena have been..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Cartagena judge alleged to have failed to protect the Mar Menor
No action taken after 17 businesses were placed under investigation for irregular land alterations in the Campo de Cartagena With water quality in the Mar Menor having deteriorated drastically..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Growing concern over the Mar Menor as chlorophyll levels rise alarmingly
Underwater visibility in the lagoon is practically zero in places On the eve of the “SOS Mar Menor” demonstration in Cartagena on 30th October to demand rapid action to regenerate and protect..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Dozens of dead sea bass on the beach of Portmán
Suspicions of heavy metal contamination caused by runoff water from the old mines of Sierra Minera The last few weeks have been depressing ones in respect of the marine environment and dish stocks..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia government plans ban on irrigation farming along the shore of the Mar Menor
Cholorphyll levels in the lagoon have shot up again as the water turns cloudy Six weeks after the gota fría storm which caused widespread flooding in Murcia and sparked a drastic deterioration..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Agriculturalists propose restricting irrigation farming to protect the Mar Menor
The farmers advocate returning land to dry farming or none at all It has been a source of great frustration to many people that since tens of thousands of dead fish and crustaceans were washed..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - New marine protection area for the underwater canyons between Mazarrón and Cabo de Palos
Whale sightings are common where the seabed drops to a depth of 2 kilometres just 10 miles from the Murcia coastline  Hugo Morán, the Secretary of State for the Environment, announced on Wednesday..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 1,600 hectares of unauthorized irrigation farming identified in the Campo de Cartagena
At last the CHS are preparing to report illegal farming practices to the Murcia government Many people will be of the opinion that it has been a very long time coming, but it is reported in regional..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Floodwater from the drains and sewers of Los Alcázares runs into the Mar Menor again
Rain fell steadily but not torrentially in much of Murcia on Tuesday morning The rain which fell in the Region of Murcia on Tuesday morning as a result of the formation of an isolated high altitude..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Mar Menor fishing fleet to stay in port until January
The death of tens of thousands means there are not enough fish in the sea for the fishermen to cast their nets The condition of the Mar Menor following the appearance ten days ago of tens of thousands..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Loggerhead sea turtle re-released after being rescued near Cabo Tiñoso
The turtle was found drifting with a raffia sack tangled around its neck Another loggerhead sea turtle was re-released into the Mediterranean on Thursday after receiving treatment at the Wildlife..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Lemon, olive oil and cheese exporters in Murcia worry as Trump trade tariffs come into force
The aim of increasing lemon exports to the USA looks unrealistic in the light of the new tariffs As of Friday 18th October the new trade tariffs levied by Donald Trump’s government on exports..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Pockets of anoxic water still threaten fish and crustaceans in the Mar Menor
Analysts warn another episode of phytoplankton growth could turn the lagoon green again as sea grass vegetation alters The layer of anoxic water (i.e. water lacking in oxygen) which caused the..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Repairs and restoration continue in Los Alcázares after the September flooding
The worst of the mud has gone but flood damage is still being repaired It may no longer be front page news, but now that the worst of the debris and mud brought by floodwater during the huge “gota..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - No evidence of sewage discharge to account for the death of thousands of fish in the Mar Menor
Water sample analyses show that the water is theoretically fit for bathing in San Pedro del Pinatar It emerged on Wednesday, during the visit of the Minister for Ecological Transition to the Mar..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Minister tells the Murcia government to enforce existing laws to protect the Mar Menor
Teresa Ribera describes the situation in the lagoon as an environmental emergency The visit of Teresa Ribera, Spain’s Minister for Ecological Transition, to the Mar Menor on Wednesday ended not..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Pioneering Mar Menor protection legislation was passed 32 years ago but later scrapped
The interests of the tourism and agriculture sectors were prioritized over the environment In the light of the current crisis regarding the marine environment in the Mar Menor there has been a..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Campo de Cartagena farmers claim they are being persecuted over the Mar Menor crisis
Agriculturalists believe they are being unfairly singled out as the cause of the deterioration in water quality As the Region of Murcia awaits the visit on Wednesday of Teresa Ribera, the Minister..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 250 volunteers collect 1.5 tons of waste from the seabed and beaches of Mazarrón
Events were held by Bachisub on Saturday in Cañada de Gallego and Bolnuevo On Saturday 12th October the 25th annual sea bed clean-up event was held in the bay of Mazarrón, the fifth time this has..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - The collapse of an unsustainable model of agriculture: Minister for Ecological Transition on the state of the Mar Menor
The Murcia government promises far-reaching legislation to protect the lagoon by the end of the year The seriousness of the condition of the water in the Mar Menor is now clear to see after tens..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Portmán Golf under investigation over heavy metal contamination in the Campo de Cartagena
Runoff water carries residues from old mining deposits past Llano del Beal and into the Mar Menor The management of Portmán Golf have been placed under investigation in connection with negotiations..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Grape harvest 60 per cent complete with top quality reported in Jumilla
Excellent wines expected in 2019 in the north of the Region of Murcia With the annual grape harvest in the win-producing area of Jumilla now well under way the organization representing Denomination..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Hedgerow research continues as measures are sought to reduce flooding and protect the Mar Menor
Hedges help prevent erosion, retain carbon in the soil, preserve biodiversity and house pollinating insects It was over three years ago, when a period of eutrophication led to the water in the..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Águilas installs bat boxes to combat mosquitos around the castle
A socially inclusive project brings multiple benefits to the municipality of Águilas At a time when concern over the proliferation of mosquitos is at its highest so far this year in the Region..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Intensive anti-mosquito spraying still going on throughout Murcia
The hot weather after the gota fría storm causes discomfort for residents and headaches for Town Halls With daily maximum temperatures in the Region of Murcia still remaining in the high twenties..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 3.4 hectares of land scarred by wildfire in Cieza
The recent dry spell has increased the risk of fires in many parts of the Costa Cálida by It may be mid-October but with the current dry spell having lasted well over three weeks there is still..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 800 kilos of marine waste removed from the bay of Mazarrón
Among the rubbish salvaged at the weekend were the remains of a sunken boat The Buceo Hispania dive centre in Puerto de Mazarrón held its latest marine waste clearing event at the weekend, with..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 1,000 trees planted in Corvera forestry initiative
The Town Hall of Murcia plans to plant 100,000 trees by 2030 One of the measures adopted by the Town Hall of Murcia to mitigate the effects of the climate crisis in the municipality is an “Estrategia..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Giant fan mussels vandalized in Mar Menor reserve
The species has almost been wiped out in the Mediterranean but survives in the Mar Menor Over the last couple of years great efforts have been made to preserve the few remaining examples of the..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Livestock carcass feasts to be supplied to the flourishing vulture population of Murcia
The number of the scavengers in the Region has more than trebled in 13 years After a ban lasting many years livestock farmers in the Region of Murcia are now to be allowed to leave the carcasses..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Update on status of Mar Menor and La Manga beaches following Gota Fría
Image: the Playa de los Cocederos in Águilas in the south-west of the Costa Cálida The west of the Costa Cálida is at its best but water quality and flood debris remain serious concerns in the..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Alhama Town Hall introduces environmentally friendly cups and cutlery at the Feria
The council sets a good example in the fight to reduce single-use plastics The Town Hall of Alhama de Murcia is one of many making a concerted attempt to reduce the amount of single-use plastic..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 10 baby loggerhead sea turtles born on a Costa Cálida beach relocated to Valencia
The tiny turtles will be nurtured at the Oceanogràfic for a year before being release into the wild Ten of the baby loggerhead sea turtles which hatched during September from eggs laid on the..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Gota fría storm damage leads to protest marches in Los Alcázares and Cartagena
Demonstrators demand measures to prevent flooding and protect the Mar Menor while political parties argue over who should bear the cost Following the disastrous flooding along the inland coast..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia produces 27 million chickens per year!
The sector has enjoyed 30 per cent growth in the last 3 years according to regional government minister During a visit to the premises of a major chicken farm in Beniel on Tuesday Antonio Luengo..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Cartagena attacks mosquito plague following numerous complaints from residents
The worst affected areas include the Mar Menor and the regional park of Calblanque The stagnant water left by the destructive gota fría storm in mid-September in many parts of the Region of Murcia..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 3,700 cubic metres of gota fría debris cleared from Mar Menor beaches
The King of Spain will visit Los Alcázares and the Mar Menor to see storm damage on Friday As Los Alcázares prepares for a visit this Friday by King Felipe VI, who is travelling to the shore..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Authorities consider expropriating Los Alcázares properties to restore original floodwater channel
Aerial photographs from 1927 show that the Rambla de la Maraña used to flow through what is now built-up land In the aftermath of the disastrous flooding caused by the gota fría storm in mid-..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Temperatures rising to 36 in Murcia by Tuesday this week
Little sign of autumn in the Costa Cálida for 1st October! The calendar may say that autumn has begun but the weather in the Region of Murcia appears not to be reflecting the change of season..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - High levels of sewage bacterium close Mar Menor beaches in Cartagena
Water quality concerns and flood debris lead to red no bathing flags on the coast of the lagoon The water quality measures in the Mar Menor which are produced by the Department of Health in the..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia government convenes panel of experts to analyse possible flood prevention measures
The move comes amid calls for action to reduce flooding in future gota fría storms Amid calls for concerted action to reduce the effects of flooding in the event of future destructive “gota..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Hope for the Mar Menor as fishermen report normal catches and live seahorses
The gota fría damage to the Mar Menor may not be as drastic as some fear There have been grave concerns over the welfare of marine life in the Mar Menor over the last couple of weeks following..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Climate emergency march and demonstration in Murcia on 27th September
A march to the central government delegation to call for measures to counter the climate crisis in Spain A climate emergency demonstration and march are being held in the city of Murcia on Friday..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Anti-mosquito spraying stepped up in San Pedro del Pinatar following gota fría flooding
Pest control workers busy in the Regional Park and other public spaces With large areas of stagnant water still lying undisturbed following the destructive “gota fría” storm of 12th to 14th..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Almost 9,000 tuna escaped from San Pedro del Pinatar fish farm during the gota fría storm
1,300 dead tuna weighing 100 kilos each have been recovered from the sea and the beaches This means that many have yet to be located. Among the businesses to have suffered most economic harm..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia Town Hall helps farmers shred agricultural waste rather than burning it
The scheme generates compost and reduces air pollution through agricultural burning In a move which makes so much sense from an environmental point of view that it is hard to understand how it..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Mosquito warning in Calblanque regional park after gota fría storm
Visitors are advised to avoid parts of the park in the late afternoon and evening Ten days have now passed since the end of the torrential rain during the destructive “gota fría” storm of..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Hundreds of dead fish on the shore of the Mar Menor as water salinity changes
The amount of chlorophyll in the lagoon has more than quadrupled as a result of the gota fría storm, but more importantly, the salinity has dropped The latest water quality measurements in the..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Dead seahorses appear on Mar Menor beaches after gota fría storm
Observers watch the Mar Menor anxiously to evaluate the effects of flooding on the environment While the immediate priority after the destructive “gota fría” storm which hit the Region of..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Two loggerhead turtles returned to the wild as the first eggs for more than a century hatch
Only one in a thousand baby loggerheads survives to adulthood in the wild This week the Murcia Region has welcomed the first baby turtles to have been born in the region for more than a century..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - The summer of 2019 was the tenth hottest on record in Murcia
Highs of 44 degrees while the minimum remained above 20 in the city of Murcia throughout July and August It is a good measure of climate change that the summer of 2019 was the seventh hottest on..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Worries over mosquito plague in Murcia and Alicante after gota fría flooding
The stagnant water in the countryside provides an ideal breeding ground for the tiger mosquito Following the destructive “gota fría” storm which battered the Region of Murcia and the rest..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - First loggerhead sea turtles hatch at Calblanque beach
The baby turtles have been taken to the wildlife recovery centre in El Valle and will be kept in captivity for a year Only one in a thousand baby loggerheads survives to adulthood in the wild..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Saharan dust particle alert in Murcia
Air pollution protocol activated in the city of Murcia The Town Hall of Murcia has activated the lowest level of its air pollution protocol due to the spread of a cloud of Saharan dust particles..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 25 million euros to repair flood damage on the Murcia regional road network
Five days after the rain arrived 11 roads still remain closed Efforts are now well under way to estimate the cost of repairing the damage done by the gota fría storms of the last few days in the..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Livestock and other animals lost to Gota Fría flooding
Farmers count the cost as the floodwater recedes, pets also lost  As people all over the Region of Murcia begin to count the cost of the dramatic “gota fría” storm which hit the south-east..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Molina de Segura and Ricote valley towns seek catastrophe status after gota fría flooding
Parts of central and northern Murcia received a year’s rain in 36 hous Much attention in the Spanish press has been paid, and quite rightly so, to the plight of residents on the coast of the..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 30th October, demonstration to demand solutions for the Mar Menor in Cartagena
Thousands expected to join a march to demand urgent measures to protect the lagoon It appears that support is growing for a march and demonstration which is being held in Cartagena on Wednesday..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Gota fría raises concerns of heavy metal contamination in the Campo de Cartagena and the Mar Menor
Lead, cadmium and arsenic are washed away by runoff water in the Sierra Minera As the red alert throughout the Region of Murcia for violent storms and flooding as a “gota fría” storm arrives..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Fears for the Mar Menor as the gota fría storm brings more runoff water into the lagoon
Activists warn that the lagoon is in danger as water quality deteriorates The torrential rain which flooded parts of the Costa Cálida during the “gota fría” storm on Thursday and Friday is..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Águilas forest park aims to adapt to climate change
The forest park uses recycled water in an irrigation system to be run on solar power The Town Hall of Águilas has awarded the contract for the creation of a 30,000-square-metre “forest park”..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Climate change will send temperatures in Murcia up to 50 degrees by 2100
The Ministry of Ecological Transition warns of long-term temperature increases The Ministry of Ecological Transition in the Spanish government has published a report on climate change which forecasts..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Man arrested after stealing 9 tons of rosemary in Lorca
The herb thief also faces charges of illegally employing Moroccan labourers The aromatic herb sector in Murcia generates 15 million euros of turnover per year! The “ROCA” rural crime wing..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia farmers fear a lifting of drought status could threaten irrigation crops
Reservoirs in the Segura basin are at only 21 per cent of capacity It may seem ironic when the Region of Murcia is bracing itself for what could prove to be an episode of extremely heavy rain between..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Residents protest against macro-pig farm construction just outside Lorca
There are a million pigs in Lorca and residents say enough is enough! Residents of the rural El Consejero district a few kilometres north-east of the city of Lorca, on the RM-701 road which leads..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Green light at last for government plans to protect the Mar Menor
The governments of Spain and Murcia must now work together to implement the measures outlined After a couple of weeks in which the deterioration of the marine environment in the Mar Menor has once..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Scientists warn that the ecosystem of the Mar Menor is a long way from recovering
A group of experts add fuel to the public debate over the marine environment of the lagoon There has been a great deal of argument and discussion in recent weeks over the current state of the marine..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Summer barbecue ban still in force in Sierra Espuña and other rural areas
Totana Town Hall issues a reminder to members of the public visiting Sierra Espuña The Town Hall of Totana has issued a reminder to members of the public that a strict ban remains un place until..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Bickering continues over responsibility for harmful substances running into the Mar Menor
The CHS points the finger of blame back at the Murcia government for halting the pumping of water out of the Rambla del Albujón The Confederación Hidrográfica del Segura (CHS), the administrative..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - New forum group convenes in Cartagena to coordinate action to protect the Mar Menor
The need is for action not words as the marine environment deteriorates in the lagoon The data regarding water quality in the Mar Menor continue to make for worrying reading as the peak summer..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia blames the national government as Mar Menor water quality deteriorates
After 3 years of failing to prevent runoff water entering the lagoon the regional government bemoans a lack of cooperation from the Ministry of Ecological Transition and requests further assistance..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Grape harvest down by 20 per cent but Jumilla wine producers anticipate high quality
The lack of rain last winter has been compensated for by a wet Easter and recent showers The lack of rain during last winter has led to a drop of around 20 per cent in the grape harvest in the..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Rain on Tuesday followed by foam in the River Segura in Murcia on Wednesday
Ecologists demand a satisfactory explanation for the regular appearance of the foam after heavy rain In episodes of heavy rain like the one which affected central Murcia on Tuesday there are some..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - As water quality deteriorates, Murcia government admits past mismanagement of the Mar Menor
Concerns are rising over a deterioration of in water quality in the lagoon as the autumn rains bring the threat of further agricultural chemicals flowing into the Mar Menor Water quality in the..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Two failed nesting attempts by loggerhead sea turtles in La Manga
Last month saw the first loggerhead eggs on a Costa Cálida beach for over 100 years Following the first recorded instance in more than 100 years of a loggerhead sea turtle laying her eggs on a..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Aemet warn of possible Gota Fría storms throughout Murcia on Monday and Tuesday
Yellow alert in the Costa Cálida on Monday evening and all day on Tuesday In past decades it was by no means uncommon for the last week of the month of August to bring heavy storms to the Costa..

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