49 agriculturalists to be investigated individually for illegal use of water relating to Mar Menor deterioration
Judge rules that 49 agriculturalists related to Mar Menor deterioration should be investigated individually The farming concerns are suspected of illegally extracting and treating water from the..

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Right -wing politics threaten Mar Menor Protection Law
The Constitutional Court has accepted an appeal presented by Vox and will review the legislation. In July political differences were temporarily put aside as the regional parliament of Murcia voted..

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Work begins on bathing platforms for Los Urrutias, Punta Brava and Estrella de Mar
Three further platforms are planned for Los Nietos and Los Alcázares and Cartagena will re-use the metal platforms used for such a short period of time this summer Work began on Monday to install..

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Work begins on new stormwater tank in Torre Pacheco
The facility will prevent the runoff of sewage into the Mar Menor during episodes of heavy rain Various projects to protect the marine environment of the Mar Menor and to reduce the risk of flooding..

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Planned de-nitrification plant in San Pedro del Pinatar stalled
Image; This spring San Pedro del Pinatar was affected by an intense algal bloom on the Villananitos beaches Meanwhile it has taken three weeks for the CHS to obtain permission to fix a broken pipe..

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Fertilizer ban within 1500 metres of the Mar Menor comes into effect
The green belt around the lagoon is made three times wider as of this week It is understandable that the issue of the marine environment of the Mar Menor, while not being forgotten, has for many..

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Plan para la protección del borde litoral del Mar Menor
Click here to see the full document in Spanish:Plan para la protección del borde litoral del Mar Menor Published on 25/06/2020. Join the Mar Menor group on Facebook for info about Los Alcá..

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Why it is so difficult to solve the current problems in the Mar Menor
The problems faced by the Mar Menor are caused by a complex combination of factors, making easy solutions equally difficult to find Anyone with even a passing interest in current affairs in the..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 292 procedures against agricultural concerns illegally drilling into the Campo de Cartagena aquifer
The campaign continues to eliminate illegal irrigation from the area around the Mar Menor Throughout the summer of 2020 the CHS water infrastructures administration body in the Region of Murcia..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Step forward for infrastructure project to reduce flooding in Los Alcázares
Widening of the D-7 drainage channel is an important first step in resolving the issues caused by torrential rains The council of Los Alcázares, which for years has been pressuring the CHS and..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Torre Pacheco council widening drains and water run-offs
Its mud, mud and more mud in Torre Pacheco as water channels are dug out and amplified The measures are designed to reduce long-term flooding in the eventuality of Gota Fría storms. It’s just..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Proposal for the Mar Menor to become legal entity is admitted for processing
The Congress of Deputies has now admitted the bill to make the Mar Menor and its basin a legal entity As discussed many times over the years, the topic of how the Mar Menor can be cared for on..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Torre Pacheco Council cedes land for construction of a storm tank
The land was purchased by the town hall for the project a few months ago The town hall of Torre Pacheco has ceded 25,462 m2 of land which is located next to the Torre Pacheco Waste Water Treatment..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Regional government will appeal against CHS measures to protect Cartagena aquifer
This also relates to the measures changing the way in which agricultural nitrates are used around the Mar Menor The complicated topic of the recovery of the Mar Menor and exactly who has the competence..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> -   Panel of Experts proposes actions in 13 stretches of channels that cause flood risks in the Mar Menor
The basin that discharges into the Mar Menor covers an area of 1,235 km2 and water flows in across a distance of more than 60 kilometers, "so that floods can occur with rainfall produced in places..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - What the web said: 16 litres of rain and this is what happened in Los Alcázares
Protestors continue to call for solutions to protect this fragile marine environment The Mar Menor has “got away with it” this summer, and all those who feared that high temperatures would..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Work to install first bathing jetty in Los Urrutias to begin on Monday
It’s taken more than three years to complete the bureaucratic paper trail required by this project A project which has been more than three years in the making will finally begin construction..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> -  Cartagena council will commission a report to remove mud and silt from Los Urrutias beaches
This month the council has moved from talking about the need to create a report to talking about commissioning the report The Mar Menor Inter-administrative Forum, a body created by the municipalities..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Experimental farm in Mula reduces the use of fertilizers in agriculture through micro-organisms
Projects such as this are important in the campaign to encourage ecological agriculture and reduce nitrate use in the Campo de Cartagena and around the Mar Menor An experimental farm located in..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Latest Mar Menor water quality measurements show stability
Turbidity and transparency have both improved considerably Image: Sunrise this morning over the Mar Menor: Los Alcázares tourism   The latest water quality measurements for the Mar Menor..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Reforestation plan to minimize runoff in the Mar Menor
The regional Government is seeking state support to re-landscape the agricultural exclusion zone around the Mar Menor At the moment the Mar Menor has been holding its own against the algal growth..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Use of fertilisers within 1500 metres of the Mar Menor will be prohibited
Political agreement will help to push through the new law protecting the Mar Menor next week This week the Mar Menor has been at the centre of considerable political discussion as the deadline..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> -  Water quality Mar Menor; 2 beaches not suitable for bathing
Water quality is considered to be perfectly safe on the remainder Results of the latest water quality measurements show that the water in the Mar Menor is considered technically suitable for bathing..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Agro-engineers identify which agricultural areas are causing most damage to the Mar Menor
This knowledge can help to target resources when finding solutions to the algal growth in the lagoon The College of Agricultural Engineers of the Region of Murcia (COIARM) has concluded an initial..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Weary municipal councils agree to clean deposits from Mar Menor themselves
The municipalities of the Mar Menor, see little option other than to take on the cleaning of sediment from the shorelines of the beaches. The long-standing arguments about who is responsible for..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Latest water quality measurements for the Mar Menor
Salinity remains low but the transparency and turbidity have improved The regional Minister for Water and Agriculture, Antonio Luengo, presented the latest water analyses relating to the physical..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> -   Study says agricultural nitrate use around the Mar Menor must be reduced by 80 percent
It would then take 18 years for the nitrate contamination in the body of water beneath the Campo de Cartagena to recover from its current levels of pollution. Media coverage about the complicated..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Mar Menor: Backing for proposal to increase nitrate free strip to 1500 metres
The agricultural sector has presented its own list of amendments to the draft bill for the comprehensive protection of the Mar Menor During the last 24 hours two news stories relating to the ongoing..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Los Alcázares sends in diving team to search for debris in the Mar Menor
The council says it will not open beaches until it is sure that debris has been fully removed following the Gota Fría last September   On Monday evening Spain moves out of the state of emergency..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - The level of oxygen in the Mar Menor is falling close to post- Gota fría levels
Low oxygen levels can lead to anoxia, an episode of which killed thousands of fish last year Ever since the Gota Fría of September 2019 in which millions of litres of fresh water and mud poured..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Condition of the Mar Menor has worsened and the water temperature has risen
Latest water measurements show a clear deterioration Last year the fragile marine environment of the Mar Menor continued to slowly improve and stabilise, with visibility, transparency and chlorophyll..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Cartagena council closes off beaches in Los Urrutias and Punta Brava
The council itself is preparing to launch legal suits against the central and regional governments for inaction This week beaches throughout the Region of Murcia have re-opened for bathing, and..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Residents of the Mar Menor request urgent meeting with Government Delegate about condition of beaches
Associations representing Punta Brava, El Carmolí, Los Urrutias, Estrella de Mar and Los Nietos all seek urgent solutions to the current problems with their beaches This corner of the Mar Menor..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Judge suspends Mar Menor contamination hearing due to Covid distancing regs.
The judge simply doesn´t have a room large enough to cater for the number of lawyers who will need to observe social distancing! This week the Court of Instruction number 2 in Murcia has decided..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Research group links drop in salinity in the Mar Menor to the heavy rain in Murcia this winter
Almost twice as much water made its way into the lagoon as is stored in the reservoirs of Murcia The preliminary findings of a research group which has been formed to analyse the effect of changing..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia government begins scheme to create mollusc bank to clean the Mar Menor
Cockles, clams and oysters naturally filter excess nutrients out of seawater The regional government of Murcia announced on Monday that a project to create a natural filter in order to reduce the..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Rotting biomass causing concern on the shore of the Mar Menor
Decomposing seaweed darkens the water and lets off foul-smelling gas As the sea temperature of the Mar Menor begins to rise there is growing concern over the condition of the water, with locals..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Mar Menor: another research group analyses Gota Fria effect on the lagoon
Researchers investigate the relationship between gota fría storms and the problems in the Mar Menor A research group consisting of experts from universities in Murcia, Valencia and Sevilla has..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Stormwater runs off into the Mar Menor
Los Alcázares avoided the worst of the storm on Sunday but water cascaded into the Mar Menor again Residents of Los Alcázares and other towns along the inland shore of the Mar Menor will have..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Ongoing arguments relating to the Mar Menor this week
The Spanish and Murcia governments continue to disagree over the degradation of the lagoon It is fair to say that during the spring of 2020 there is obviously one topic which has commanded almost..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia government warns of deterioration in the Mar Menor after recent heavy rain
Cartagena plans piers this summer to allow bathers to avoid mud and algae along the shore The last week or so has seen something of an improvement in many of the key water quality measures in the..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - The Spanish government recommends tripling the proposed green belt around the Mar Menor
Water quality data reflect a sharp deterioration in the parameters measured over the last year There is an understandable tendency at present for the coronavirus emergency to overshadow all other..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Water quality in the Mar Menor remains absolutely safe for bathing
Little change in the parameters measured at the end of February The latest water quality measurements in the Mar Menor this week show little change over the last ten days, with the lagoon still..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Central government delegate defends the response to flooding in Los Alcázares and problems of the Mar Menor
José Vélez asks for patience on the part of the residents of Los Alcázares and other Mar Menor towns José Vélez, the new central government delegate to the Region of Murcia, visited Los Alc..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Residents of Lo Pagán and Los Urrutias plan more Mar Menor protests
Demonstrations are scheduled in Villananitos this Sunday and in Los Urrutias in a fortnight’s time As frustration simmers not far beneath the among residents on the coast of the Mar Menor, where..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Latest water tests show Mar Menor remains safe for bathers says regional government
Bacteria levels remain low in the lagoon although chlorophyll levels are rising The regional government published the results of the latest tests of water quality in the Mar Menor on Tuesday..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Cartagena Mayoress demands urgent action in the Mar Menor
“Something is going wrong” says Mayoress Ana Belén Castejón  The latest meeting of the “inter-administrational forum of the Mar Menor”, in which representatives of the Town Halls involved..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Beach repairs progress in San Pedro del Pinatar
Beaches are being returned to optimal levels as the tourist season approaches Today is Ash Wednesday and the onset of Lent means that the arrival of the first major tourist influx of Easter is..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Vandals threaten the few remaining giant fan mussels in the Mar Menor
Incomprehensible vandalism heightens calls for the molluscs to be taken into safe custody As if the marine flora and fauna of the Mar Menor were not facing enough problems at present, with the..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 175 tons of seaweed and vegetation removed from beaches in the southern Mar Menor
Cartagena Town Hall prepares for the Easter holidays and invests in improvements in Los Urrutias To say that the winter now coming to an end has been a difficult one for the beaches of the Mar..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - More Bulgarian and Czech tourists heading for La Manga and the Mar Menor this year
8,500 visitors from eastern Europe are to spend 70,000 nights in the Costa Cálida The Tourism department of the Region of Murcia has finalized agreements this week with Czech and Bulgarian tour..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia government reiterates that the Mar Menor is completely safe for bathing
Antonio Luengo again calls for the Spanish government to take steps to protect the lagoon Antonio Luengo, the minister for Water, Agriculture and the Environment in the regional government of Murcia..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 8,000 euros for naturalists attempting to reactivate old salt flats alongside the Mar Menor
The salt pans of Marchamalo are a perfect habitat for various wading birds including flamingos The naturalists’ association of ANSE, who campaign tirelessly to protect the natural environment in..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Another major summer music festival added to the calendar in San Javier
Fan Futura Fest takes place between 21st and 26th July on the shore of the Mar Menor The municipality of San Javier is to host another major festival for the first time this summer, adding to the Jazz..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia government sets aside 56 million euros for the Mar Menor
23 million euros are included in the budget for the department of the Environment The department of Water, Agriculture, Farming, Fishing and the Environment in the regional government of Murcia..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Difficult months ahead for the Mar Menor says Murcia government minister
The lagoon will turn green again “sooner rather than later” if the national government don’t take action, says Javier Celdrán Murcia regional government minister Javier Celdrán, speaking..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 34 tons of biomass removed recently from the beaches of San Pedro del Pinatar
Since 2017 around 5,000 tons of biomass have been cleared from the shore of the Mar Menor Miriam Pérez, the head of the Mar Menor department in the regional government, visited the beaches of..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Environmental education for children on the beach in San Pedro del Pinatar
Education and awareness among youngsters provides hope for the future at the beach of Villananitos It is often said that children are the future, and if that is the case then there must be great..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Volunteers collect over 2 tons of plastics and waste from the shore of the Mar Menor
Over 100 people gathered in El Carmolí on Sunday to take part in the event Over 100 volunteers took part in an event organized by the Pacto por el Mar Menor platform group on Sunday, gathering..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Giant fan mussels under threat in the Mar Menor as salinity falls
Lower salinity after recent storms has led to a deadly parasite from the Mediterranean spreading to the lagoon The latest water quality measurements in the Mar Menor show that the level of salinity..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Green algae removed from the northern shore of the Mar Menor
The Cladophora algae have flourished after the heavy autumn and winter storms Workers have returned to the beaches of La Puntica and Villananitos in the municipality of San Pedro del Pinatar over..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Spanish government identifies 280 potential demolitions around the Mar Menor
La Manga stands to lose most of its beaches as the sea level rises In its battle to protect La Manga and the Mar Menor from the effects of the climate emergency Spain’s Ministry for Ecological..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 400 schoolchildren walk to the Mar Menor to mark World Wetlands Day
Poems and songs for the lagoon on the beach in San Pedro del Pinatar This Sunday 2nd March is World Wetlands Day, and to mark the occasion the following day 400 children will be walking from their..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Mar Menor fishermen call an end to the eel season after surprise bumper December catch
Image: dead eels on the beach of San Pedro del Pinatar in October The eels appear to have survived the episode of anoxia in the lagoon in October The fishermen’s guild of San Pedro del Pinatar..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - The Spanish government could demolish buildings as part of its Mar Menor protection plan
The Ministry for Ecological Transition plans its own strategies to protect and regenerate the lagoon It is only a couple of weeks since the new Spanish government was formed but already it is being..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Los Alcázares activates level 1 emergencies plan as streets are flooded once again
Los Alcázares is currently immersed in its third flooding crisis in four months, with the streets of the "Ground Zero" in the old quarter once again running running red with floodwaters..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 35 illegal wells and 38 desalination stations raided in Murcia
107 people across Spain face charges for similar illegalities A total of 107 people across Spain face charges after a Guardia Civil investigation in which over 1,400 illegal wells and water soundings..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - SOS Mar Menor proposes the creation of a Regional Park to protect the lagoon
The platform group is critical of the regional government’s “insufficient” draft legislation With the proposed Mar Menor protection law drawn up by the regional government of Murcia now open..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Green algae cleared from the Mar Menor in Lo Pagán
Workers arrived quickly to remove the vegetation but fears over the health of the lagoon remain Following the accelerated deterioration of the marine environment in the Mar Menor which occurred..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia president identifies the Mar Menor as the top priority for 2020
Differences of opinion in the Murcia coalition government delay the implementation of the new protection law Fernando López Miras, the president of the regional government of Murcia, spoke on..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia government to spend 2 million euros on promoting tourism in the Mar Menor
The aim is to offset the effects of Brexit water quality issues in the lagoon The regional government of Murcia is to set aside 2 million euros to promote tourism in and around the Mar Menor..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Critics demand stricter Mar Menor protection legislation from the Murcia government
The government prepares to implement a ban on fertilizers within 500 metres of the lagoon Over the festive season the regional government of Murcia at last proposed its draft legislation to protect..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Scientists unanimously reject Vox proposal to widen channels between the Mar Menor and the Mediterranean
To widen the golas could spell the end of the Mar Menor as we know it Last week the political party Vox, which polled more votes than any other in the Region of Murcia in the general election on..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - PSOE leaders in Murcia oppose their own party as the government denies irrigation farmers water
Widespread rejection of the refusal to transfer irrigation water via the Tajo-Segura canal The announcement by the Ministry of Ecological Transition that no water is to be transferred to the Segura..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Outrage among Murcia farmers as the Spanish government denies them water
The government has vetoed another transfer of water in the light of the situation in the Mar Menor Irrigation farmers in the Region of Murcia expressed outrage on Tuesday after the Ministry for..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Plans for 5-year ban on new construction around the Mar Menor
More details emerge of the Murcia government plans to protect the lagoon As the regional government of Murcia continues to draw up its proposed legislation to regenerate and protect the marine..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Vox advocates dredging the channels between the Mar Menor and the Mediterranean
The proposal meets strong criticism from scientists and ecologists As different groups put forward a variety of measures in order to protect and regenerate the marine environment of the Mar Menor..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Architects recommend putting the brakes on the construction of 2,000 homes around the Mar Menor
25 proposals to protect the Mar Menor have been submitted to the Murcia government As the regional government of Murcia continues to work on drawing up the new legislation which has been promised..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - UN to investigate the deterioration of the Mar Menor
The president of the Murcia government blames the condition of the lagoon on society as a whole The UN has accepted a request from Ecologistas en Acción to investigate the deterioration of the..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Thousands of dead cockles reported on the beach of Los Urrutias
Tests will determine whether the death of the molluscs was due to poor water quality in the Mar Menor Further concerns were raised over the deterioration in water quality in the Mar Menor during..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Indignation and anger in Los Alcázares amid concern over the future of the town
The latest flooding adds to concerns over tourism in the Mar Menor area As the streets of Los Alcázares disappeared beneath muddy floodwater on Tuesday the range of emotions felt by residents..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Environmental concern for the Mar Menor following the second gota fría of the autumn
Tons of soil and harmful substances washed into the already fragile marine environment As residents and council workers begin the clean-up operation in towns on the inland shore of the Mar Menor..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Fears for the Mar Menor as Murcia prepares for another gota fría storm
Another influx of runoff water containing harmful substances could bring more deterioration of the marine environment With emergency services throughout the Region of Murcia activating “pre-emergency..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Public opinion survey identifies the Mar Menor as the second most serious issue in Murcia
The recent deterioration in the lagoon has raised awareness of the problem enormously The drastic deterioration in the marine environment of the Mar Menor has raised awareness of the critical situation..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Companies propose to use bacteria to clear mud from the Mar Menor
One company in Norway claims on its website that it has already been contracted As Murcianos await solutions and action to regenerate and protect the marine environment in the Mar Menor, whose..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - After 3½ years lemon wood shavings replace green filters in Murcia government plans to protect the Mar Menor
The projected green filter in the Rambla del Albujón would have treated the amount of water currently flowing into the lagoon Almost three and a half years after the regional government of Murcia..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Ding-dong between Los Alcázares Town Hall and regional government as 36 potentially illegal boat moorings are investigated
The Mayor of Los Alcázares complains that the regional president is avoiding meeting him Miriam Pérez, the head of the Department of the Mar Menor in the regional government of Murcia, informed..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 204 litres of harmful runoff water per second enter the Mar Menor via the Rambla del Albujón
Water quality in the lagoon improves marginally but the underlying problems remain unsolved Hoteliers and hostelers warn of job losses as the sector faces a collapse around the lagoon The most..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Cartagena Mayoress backs calls for Mar Menor building moratorium
Reports that Cartagena is lobbying for the CHS to expropriate Bahía Bella While the regional government continues to draw up its new law to protect the marine environment in the Mar Menor the..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Los Alcázares residents present their own flood prevention scheme
A series of infrastructures would be created to divert floodwater from the Campo de Cartagena into wetland reserves As residents of Los Alcázares, Los Nietos and other towns on the eastern shore..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 21 more farming concerns under investigation for illegal practices in the Campo de Cartagena
Investigations continue into the runoff of harmful substances into the Mar Menor As the efforts to put an end to unauthorized irrigation farming and other illegal agricultural practices in the..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia tourism sector fears the effects of the deterioration in the Mar Menor
Visitors are expected to seek alternative destinations in south-west Murcia, other parts of Spain and in Tunisia and Turkey Hostemur demands more promotional activity from the Murcia government..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 1.8 million kilos of organic waste removed from the Mar Menor in 2 months
Chlorophyll levels in the lagoon drop but visibility in the water is extremely low A little over two months since the severe flooding caused by September’s “gota fría” storm in the Region..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 360,000 sign petition demanding solutions in the Mar Menor
Slow progress towards pumping harmful substances out of the Rambla del Albujón While the regional and national governments continue to disagree over who should do what in order to regenerate and..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 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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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 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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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Mar Menor fishermen angered by claims that they are already casting their nets again
Murcia government minister says the San Pedro fleet have voluntarily gone back out to sea The latest water quality data relating to the Mar Menor show a very slight improvement, with the amount..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 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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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Politicians commit to saving the Mar Menor as campaigning ends for the general election
The leaders of the PSOE and PP parties were both in the Region of Murcia on Thursday On the penultimate day of campaigning prior to the general election in Spain on Sunday 10th November – Saturday..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - High-rise construction projects at odds with the ban on new developments around the Mar Menor
Various projects threaten to test the resolve of the Murcia government in halting construction activity After the regional government announced last week that all construction projects along the..

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