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Living Planet: Brittany fights green invasion

Brittany is famous for its beautiful beaches. But in recent years that reputation has been tainted by green algae. Algae thrive on nitrates used in fertilizers that run off agricultural land and end up in rivers, lakes and coastal waters. Farming is one of Brittany's biggest industries. Experts say a drastic cut in nitrate fertilizer use is needed to combat the plague but farmers are reluctant.