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EU Court condemns Germany for groundwater pollution

German groundwater is polluted due to the excessive use of manure. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Germany has breached EU law by exceeding the limits of nitrate in groundwater. Germany cannot comply to the EU’s Nitrates Directive because of excessive use of manure as a fertiliser. On the 21st of June the European Court ruled that...
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North and Central Europe hit by severe drought

Due to low river levels transport by ships is affected. Photo: Twitter.

This summer central and northern Europe were affected by extreme drought. It resulted in very dry soils, low groundwater levels and empty freshwater reservoirs. According to the European Drought Observatory (EDO) record breaking low levels on the River Rhine were causing major...
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World Water Day 2018 focusing on nature based solutions

The Answer is in Nature is the main message of World Water Day 2018. Image: UN

The theme of World Water Day 2018 is ‘Nature for Water’. The event organised annually by the United Nations on the 22nd of March explores how to use nature to overcome floods, droughts and water pollution. Worldwide...
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