European drought dries up rivers, kills fish, shrivels crops


An unprecedented drought is afflicting nearly half of the European continent With no significant rainfall for almost two months in western central and southern Europe The widespread drought is damaging farm economies forcing water restrictions causing wildfires and threatening aquatic species the dry period is expected to continue in what experts say could be the worst drought in 500 years They say climate change is exacerbating conditions as hotter temperatures speed up evaporation and first he plants taken more moisture though isn't alone in the crisis with drought conditions also reported in East Africa the western U.S. and northern Mexico I'm Charles De Ledesma

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