Spain Ends Plan to Divert Water to South

Spain's government has cancelled an ambitious project designed to share the water wealth of its rainy northern coast with the arid south. Environmentalists complained it would wreak untold harm on the ecosystem. But Jerome Socolovsky reports from Spain that many farmers in the south — who grow much of the produce that ends up in European supermarkets — had been counting on the project, and now see their future at risk.

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