Greenpeace slams ‘destruction’ of the Spanish coast

Agence France Presse: Environmental protection group Greenpeace criticised Friday the rapid building over of the Spanish coast, publishing pictures of former fishing villages swallowed up by urban encroachment. Between 1987 and 2005, more than 50,000 hectares (123,550 acres) of natural coastline had been given over to urban or commercial use and this "destruction" was continuing at a pace of 7.7 hectares a day, it said in a new report. Spain's economic crisis had seen no let up in the construction, ......

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