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Europe Battles Water Shortages As Severe Drought Sweeps The Continent

Courtesy of The Financial Times, an article on the severe drought impacting Europe: In Obwalden, high in the Swiss Alps, the army has been drafted in to save the cows. With mountain streams in the Alpine country drying up, military helicopters were dispatched last week to transport huge containers of water up to the pastures […]

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Swiss Water Grab: Hinting At Water Wars To Come?

Via OregonLive, an interesting report on tensions between Switzerland and France over water: A quarrel has broken out between Switzerland and France after the Swiss army was caught stealing water from a French lake. While Switzerland’s aqua grab seems to have been an honest mistake during a military operation to quench the thirst of the […]

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