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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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Belgium: Government wants to use drones against illegal irrigation

Drones should be able to control illegal water abstraction. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. 

West-Flanders governor Carl Decaluwé in Belgium wants to introduce drones in times of water scarcity. The drones should prevent illegal abstraction of water. During the extreme drought in 2018 many farmers neglected the ban on irrigation and the governor thinks drones could help to...

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