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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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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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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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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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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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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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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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 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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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Bitter Mar Menor fishermen stage protest outside regional government buildings
The fishermen demand solutions to the crisis in the Mar Menor The members of the fishermen’s guild in San Pedro del Pinatar, most of whom usually cast their nets in the Mar Menor after setting..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 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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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Los Alcázares Mayor presents flood prevention project in Madrid
Mario Pérez Cervera met the Secretary of State for the Environment on Monday Following the worst “gota fría” storm for 50 years in Murcia in the middle of September Mario Pérez Cervera..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 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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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Pumping system repaired and ready to prevent contaminated water reaching the Mar Menor
The system will be fully operational only when farmers request to use the diverted water Ever since the worst “gota fría” storm for 50 years caused widespread flooding in mid-September and..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 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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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Major farming 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> - 55,000 march in Cartagena to demand solutions for the Mar Menor
A historic display of frustration at the lack of action to protect the lagoon and coastal towns In what is being described in the regional press as a “historic” event in Cartagena on Wednesday..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Scientists warn that the “green soup” is returning to the Mar Menor
Major demonstration in Cartagena on Wednesday to demand solutions and action As the city of Cartagena prepares to host a major demonstration on Wednesday evening, when marchers will demand urgent..

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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> - 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> - 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> - Mar Menor beaches re-open in San Pedro del Pinatar after thousands of dead fish were washed ashore
The operation to remove dead fish and crustaceans from the shore has been completed With another “gota fría” affecting the Region of Murcia on Tuesday morning (although not, according to Aemet..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 4 more resignations as scientists lose faith in the Murcia government Mar Menor committee
The credibility of the committee is damaged as biologists and environmental scientists resign their posts As politicians continue to point the finger of blame at each other for the drastic deterioration..

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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> - Thousands demand action to save the Mar Menor at Murcia march
Demonstrators also call for flood prevention measures along the coast of the lagoon Thousands of people gathered in the city of Murcia on Thursday evening to demand urgent measures to save the..

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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> - 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> - Mar Menor in critical condition says Murcia government minister
3,000 kilos of dead fish and crustaceans have been removed from the shore Antonio Luengo reports that ways are being sought to inject oxygen into the lagoon The latest images showing thousands..

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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> - 25 rubbish containers among flood debris removed from the Mar Menor
Oxygen levels in the lagoon remain low and the effect on the marine environment has not yet been evaluated As the clean-up continues after the destructive flooding caused by the “gota fría”..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Mar Menor clean-up goes on after Gota Fría flooding
Water quality gradually improves as beaches begin to re-open After incalculable amounts of debris were washed into the Mar Menor by the gota fría storm in mid-September efforts continue to clear the..

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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> - 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> - 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> - 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> - Ironic reception for favourable environmental impact report regarding Mar Menor bathing jetties
The environment of the Mar Menor has deteriorated drastically just as the jetties in and around Los Urrutias are given the green light Somewhat ironically perhaps, it has been confirmed this week..

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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> - 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> - Mar Menor towns suffer the worst flooding as the gota fría storm recedes
Severe flooding in Los Alcázares, Torre Pacheco, San Javier and other coastal towns The worst fears of residents on the coast of the Mar Menor proved well founded on Friday morning as they awoke..

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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> -  300 litres per square metre in parts of Cartagena as Camping La Manga is evacuated
As predicted, the Cartagena municipality experienced a complicated night, with torrential rains causing major problems for municipal services. El Algar was the worst hit, accumulating 300 litres..

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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> - 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> - 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> - Mar Menor Town Halls present united front in efforts to regenerate the lagoon
Calls for immediate action from the national government and the CHS At a meeting on Tuesday presided over by Antonio Luengo, the minister for Water, Agriculture, Farming, Fishing and the Environment..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - No improvement in Mar Menor water quality as measurements remain similar to 2018
Experts warn of the danger of a relapse if further steps are not taken to protect the lagoon Antonio Luengo, the minister for Water, Agriculture, Fishing and the Environment in the new government..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Platform group denounces over-farming as melons are left to rot in the Campo de Cartagena
Water and fertilizers are used to produce an over-supply of melons in Torre Pacheco The Pacto por el Mar Menor platform group, which campaigns for measures to protect the marine environment of..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Golf course watering system closed in Los Alcázares amid suspicions of harmful runoff into the Mar Menor
Following an inspection at La Serena Golf the CHS vow to investigate other courses in the area The Confederación Hidrográfica del Segura (CHS), the administrative body in charge of water infrastructures..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Neilson Mar Menor Beach Club opens at the new Hotel Perla de Levante in Los Urrutias
A year-round boost for one of the best water sports venues in the whole of Europe The Hotel Perla de Levante was officially opened last week on the coast of the Mar Menor in Los Urrutias, housing..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Image showing discolouration of Mar Menor taken down from 112 services Twitter account
The photo reflects the deterioration in water quality since the heavy Easter rainfall The condition of the marine environment in the Mar Menor continues to be the subject of some controversy, as..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Los Urrutias residents angry at re-appearance of foul-smelling mud on the beach
Frustration in Los Urrutias at mud and the lack of progress on bathing stations and the seafront walk With concern over the water quality in the Mar Menor still high after the deterioration which..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 4-star Neilson hotel in Los Urrutias opens on 5th July
The guests will be many British package holidaymakers arriving on package tours The opening of the new Neilson 4-star hotel in Los Urrutias has been confirmed on 5th July, in time for the peak..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Anti-jellyfish netting to be installed in the Mar Menor on 20th May
Last year bathers in 4.6 million square metres of the lagoon were protected by the nets The COEC local business association in Cartagena has announced that work to put in place the anti-jellyfish..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Costa Cálida beaches and marinas maintain 31 Blue Flags but still none in the Mar Menor
Water quality concerns rule the Mar Menor out of contention for the third year in a row The list of Blue Flags which will be flown at beaches and marinas in the northern hemisphere this summer..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 124,000-euro boat launch ramp in Playa Honda unusable after just 5 months
The structure proved too flimsy to withstand the rain which fell over Easter Among the many steps taken by the regional government of Murcia to protect the marine environment of the Mar Menor has..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Water quality deteriorates in the Mar Menor
Experts blame agricultural water dumping as well as the heavy rain in April In recent months there has been encouraging news regarding the fragile marine environment of the Mar Menor, where visibility..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Wood chips and cuttings used to remove nitrates at Los Alcázares water treatment plant
An example of the circular economy as efforts continue to protect the Mar Menor Miguel Ángel Del Amor, the minister for Water, Agriculture, Farming and Fishing in the regional government, visited..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Campo de Cartagena farmers react angrily to closure of illegal water treatment plants
Agricultural unions allege “persecution” as efforts continue to protect the Mar Menor The operation in which the Guardia Civil have closed down unauthorized water treatment plants and water..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Unauthorized water treatment plants and boreholes closed down in Campo de Cartagena
The Guardia Civil move in to eliminate harmful run-off into the Mar Menor As efforts continue to eliminate the run-off of water containing harmful substances into the Mar Menor the Guardia Civil..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Pre-Easter beach cleaning under way in the Mar Menor
Manual cleaning is being carried out on the beaches of Cartagena A team of 22 council workers have set to work on the beaches of the Mar Menor in the municipality of Cartagena to ensure that they..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Drones brought in to create giant fan mussel sanctuaries in the Mar Menor
Efforts to preserve a species which has all but died out in the last three years It was reported last week that the giant fan mussel (Pinna nobilis) appears, for the time being at least, to have..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Giant fan mussel finds its last refuge in the Mar Menor
The mollusc has been practically wiped out by a parasite after 5 million years in the Mediterranean Nobody knows exactly why, but approximately three years ago the giant fan mussel, a species of..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Mar Menor seahorse population recovering spectacularly
A five-fold increase in a year but the numbers are still far lower than a decade ago The improvements in water quality and the marine environment of the Mar Menor over the last two years are having..

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