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Europe’s Drought Worst In 500 Years

Via BBC, a report on Europe’s drought: Two-thirds of Europe is under some sort of drought warning, in what is likely the worst such event in 500 years. The latest report from the Global Drought Observatory says 47% of the continent is in “warning” conditions, meaning soil has dried up. Another 17% is on alert – meaning […]

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Record River Lows Across China, US and Europe Sap Economies

Courtesy of the Financial Times, an article on the economic impact that drought is having upon China, U.S., and Europe: Factories grinding to a halt, crops devastated, cargo ships forced to carry smaller loads and millions facing a risk of blackouts — these are just some of the drastic consequences of record low river levels […]

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For Business, Water Scarcity Is Where Climate Change Hits Home

Courtesy of The Economist, an article on the impact of water scarcity on business: One of your columnist’s favourite ways of passing a hot afternoon in Monterrey, three hours south of Mexico’s border with Texas, is with a cold bottle of locally brewed Bohemia beer alongside a plate of cabrito (roast kid). For a business writer, it […]

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Historic Drought Threatens to Cripple European Trade

Via Bloomberg, a report on how – from the Rhine to the Danube – Europe’s waterways are failing at the worst possible moment as the climate crisis worsens: In the midst of an arid summer that set heat records across Europe, the continent’s rivers are evaporating. The Rhine — a pillar of the German, Dutch and […]

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Drought Hits Germany’s Rhine River: ’30cm of Water Left’

Via the BBC, a report on the drought affecting the Rhine River: As Europe lives through a long, hot summer, one of the continent’s major rivers is getting drier – posing major problems for the people and businesses that rely on it. Captain Andre Kimpel casts an experienced, but worried, eye across the river Rhine, […]

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