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UK weather: warning of floods from thundery showers after drought

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After the driest spell for almost 50 years, the UK is now being warned to expect flooding from thundery showers that will offer little relief from the drought. The flood alert follows days of extreme heat warnings and...

‘We need reservoirs built’: drought leaves UK farms begging for government aid

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It last rained on the Euston Estate, near Thetford in Suffolk, a fortnight ago, although the 6mm that fell evaporated almost immediately on contact with the parched earth. Before that, the farm hadn’t seen any rain si...

Production of French salers cheese halted due to drought

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Traditional cheese has become the latest casualty of France’s summer drought, as production of the salers variety in the central Auvergne region was halted due to a lack of grass for cows. Salers is an unpasteurised c...

As drought blights the UK, the Tories have their heads buried in the sand

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A drought has officially been declared across vast swathes of England. Rivers and reservoirs are evaporating in front of our eyes. Water may soon be rationed and crop irrigation restricted. Drought, and the extreme he...

Drought declared across eight areas of England

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A drought has been declared across wide swathes of England after a meeting of experts. The prolonged dry conditions, with some areas of the country not receiving significant rainfall all summer, have caused the Nation...

Soil healing and olive growing: how UK farms are coping with looming drought

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Across the UK, farmers are looking at the sky and begging for rain. Some areas of southern England, where much of the country’s food is grown, have not had any significant rainfall since June. This has put huge pressu...

Britain’s wetlands are the key to saving us from drought, wildfires and even floods

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Fresh water is the lifeblood of civilisation. It makes life on land possible. But we have lost touch with how the water cycle works. As Britain runs further into serious drought, people are asking if we are prepared a...

How Kenya is flooding in a drought – video

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For more than 10 years, Kenya’s great lakes have been flooding, displacing hundreds of thousands of people as rising water levels leave towns and villages almost completely submerged. Flooding is also affecting nature...

How Kenya is flooding in a drought – video

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For more than 10 years, Kenya’s great lakes have been flooding, displacing hundreds of thousands of people as rising water levels leave towns and villages almost completely submerged. Flooding is also affecting nature...

‘The new normal’: how Europe is being hit by a climate-driven drought crisis

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Europe’s most severe drought in decades is hitting homes, factories, farmers and freight across the continent, as experts warn drier winters and searing summers fuelled by global heating mean water shortages will beco...

How Kenya is flooding in a drought – video

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For more than 10 years, Kenya’s great lakes have been flooding, displacing hundreds of thousands of people as rising water levels leave towns and villages almost completely submerged. Flooding is also affecting nature...

Source of River Thames dries out ‘for first time’ during drought

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The source of the Thames has dried up during the drought, with river experts saying it is the first time they have seen it happen while forecasters warn of further high temperatures to come. The river’s source has shi...

Emergency water plant in London unusable despite drought risk

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A £250m desalination plant launched 12 years ago to increase drinking supplies during long dry spells has been put on hold, as water companies in England and Wales face growing political pressure over their management...

How Kenya is flooding in a drought – video

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For more than 10 years, Kenya’s great lakes have been flooding, displacing hundreds of thousands of people as rising water levels leave towns and villages almost completely submerged. Flooding is also affecting nature...

How Kenya is flooding in a drought – video

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For more than 10 years, Kenya’s great lakes have been flooding, displacing hundreds of thousands of people as rising water levels leave towns and villages almost completely submerged. Flooding is also affecting nature...

How Kenya is flooding in a drought – video

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For more than 10 years, Kenya’s great lakes have been flooding, displacing hundreds of thousands of people as rising water levels leave towns and villages almost completely submerged. Flooding is also affecting nature...

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