Commission aims to crack down on rampant nitrate pollution

With nitrate pollution having a dramatic impact on Europe’s rivers, lakes and coastal waters, a new report from the European Commission confirms widespread failure to enforce legal limits across the whole of the EU.

by Robert Hodgson
A dead fish washes up on the shores of Spain's Mar Menor, where animals are under severe strain as a result of agricultural pollution. Photo: JOSE MIGUEL FERNANDEZ/AFP via Getty Images
A dead fish washes up on the shores of Spain's Mar Menor, where animals are under severe strain as a result of agricultural pollution. Photo: JOSE MIGUEL FERNANDEZ/AFP via Getty Images

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