27 Apr 2017

Freshwater at Risk

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:16 pm on 27 April 2017

Nitrogen levels have got worse in more than half the rivers monitored by environment officials, a new report shows. It was released this morning by the Ministry for the Environment and it says freshwater is coming under increasing pressure from agricultural and urban areas. RNZ's reporter, Kate Gudsell has been looking at it.

Nitrogen levels have got worse in more than half the rivers monitored by environment officials, a new report shows.

Nitrogen levels have got worse in more than half the rivers monitored by environment officials, a new report shows. Photo: Supplied / Ministry for the Environment

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