Scientists warn of serious problems in the Mar Menor this summer
Europe has called on the central and regional government of Murcia to work together to reduce pollution The most precious natural gem in the Region of Murcia, the Mar Menor, is still a long way..

Public prosecutor demands 21 months in prison for officials accused of polluting Mar Menor
Minister of Agriculture and former Water Commissioner of the CHS are both facing prison time for environmental crimes Antonio Cerdá, Murcia politician accused of malpractice   A court case..

New storm tank in Torre Pacheco aims to stop flooding and help Mar Menor
The Murcia Region’s latest water treatment tank will cost 3.6 million euros and will take around 8 months to build A new 3.6-million-euro storm water treatment system is being installed in in..

Contract for cleaning Cartagena beaches put on hold indefinitely
A tender to look after cleaning the Mar Menor beaches for the next 3 years has been suspended following questions of its legality The build-up of algae, seaweed and other natural materials on beaches..

The effects of macro-farms on the Mar Menor
Officials in the Region have been asked for information on the environmental impact of these large pig farms A request has been made to authorities in the Region of Murcia to present information..

Shameful photos show political incompetence over botched Mar Menor clean-up
Cartagena city council accused of making things worse while attempting to remove waste from the Mar Menor The Murcia-based environmental protection and protest action group MarMenorKO has criticised..

New multiuse centre to be built on unspolit Mar Menor land despite protests
The Murcia government claims they have backing for construction work from local citizens’ groups, who deny any support A huge new multipurpose centre is to be built on one of the few areas still..

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..

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..

<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Mar Menor chlorophyll levels devastate tourist accommodation prices
Research shows that deteriorating water quality costs the Mar Menor almost 1 euro per day The deterioration of the Mar Menor, Europe’s largest salt-water lagoon, made headlines last year when..

<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Estrella de Levante launches campaign to clean Mar Menor
The initiative by the beer company will focus on Los Urrutias, Los Nietos and Los Alcázares Last week the Estrella de Levante Foundation began the latest in a wave of initiatives designed to improve..

<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia farmers receive 7 million euros to modernise irrigation equipment
The measures aim to help the Mar Menor, but experts have found “increasingly frequent and more intense” pollution in the Segura River Farmers in the Campo del Mar Menor, Totana and Cieza will..

<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Construction of rainwater collector in Los Alcazares underway
The new infrastructure in Los Alcázares, Murcia, is designed to protect the Mar Menor and prevent flooding The regional government has invested 1.7 million euros into a new rainwater collector..

<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Farmers around the Mar Menor in Murcia warn of economic hardship
Measures to protect the Mar Menor risk harming local businesses, but are there alternatives? The Confederation of Business Organisations of Cartagena (COEC) has issued a warning that many farmers..

<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia asks Europe to commit to recovering the Mar Menor
The regional president will discuss the problems surrounding the Mar Menor in Brussels As Europe’s largest saltwater lagoon continues to face an environmental crisis, the president of the Region..

<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Spain to appear before EU court for failure to protect Mar Menor
Spain will have to give explanations in court for the insufficient measures taken to tackle pollution in the Mar Menor, among others Spain will be called to appear before the European Court of..

<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Region of Murcia once again spent less than promised on the Mar Menor in 2021
This year, the regional government has only spent 12 million of the 50 million euros budgeted for saving the Mar Menor Over the course of 2021, the regional government of Murcia has reportedly..

<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Senior figures blamed in criminal court for Mar Menor pollution
Three top Murcian government officials and 38 agricultural companies held criminally responsible for nitrate run-off into the Mar Menor Although it’s still in its early stages, a judicial trial..

<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Royal Academy of Engineering to advise on Mar Menor
A working group will analyse the actions required to recover the Mar Menor The regional government of Murcia and the Royal Academy of Engineering have agreed to work together on the recovery of..

<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Citrus farmers ordered to remove crops from Mar Menor protection zone
4.91 hectares of land in the municipality of Cartagena are affected by this new ruling from the High Court of Murcia The High Court of Justice in the Region of Murcia has made an unprecedented..

<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Aldi investigates suppliers in Murcia over Mar Menor scandal
The chain sent a letter asking for suppliers in the Region of Murcia to prove that they have not played a part in the Mar Menor disaster The German supermarket chain has sent a letter to its suppliers..

<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Segura Confederation shifts Mar Menor blame to Murcia government
Its up to Murcia’s government to stop nitrates from reaching the Mar Menor This week, the president of the Segura Hydrographic Confederation (CHS) stated that it was the regional government’..

<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Cartagena contracts cleaners to remove rotting biomass from Mar Menor coast
The 140,000-euro contract signed by Cartagena council starts on December 1 After some incredibly bad PR for the Cartagena Town Hall earlier this week, when the Mar Menor canal was turned bright..

<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Mar Menor canal turned bright blue by river of paint
Poor planning and bad-quality paint caused the Marchamalo canal, Murcia, to turn blue Just when it seemed as if things couldn’t get any worse for the Mar Menor, social media became flooded with..