Archive for the ‘Spain’ Category

Europe Faces Growing Water Crisis As Winter Drought Worsens

Via The Guardian, a report on how multiple European governments are warning of critical water shortages as heatwaves and lack of rain leave river systems depleted: The scenes are rare enough in mid-summer; in early March, they are unprecedented. Lac de Montbel in south-west France is more than 80% empty, the boats of the local sailing club […]

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Catalonia Limits Water Use As Spain Prays For Rain

Via National Newswatch, an article on new water restrictions in Spain: Barcelona and large swathes of Spain’s northeast are going under water restrictions as a months-long drought that has devastated crops starts to put the pinch on human activities in the Mediterranean country. The measures will affect 6.7 million people, 80% of the population in […]

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Drought-Stricken Work Together To Fight Water Woes

Via Reuters, a report that drought-stricken countries have agreed to work together to fight water woes: Drought-stricken countries, led by Senegal and Spain, announced an alliance Monday to help each other manage water scarcity by sharing technology and expertise. The announcement was made on the sidelines of the U.N. climate conference, COP27, which is taking […]

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Spain and Portugal Suffering Driest Climate For 1,200 Years

Via The Guardian, an article on the drought affecting Spain and Portugal: Spain and Portugal are suffering their driest climate for at least 1,200 years, according to research, with severe implications for both food production and tourism. Most rain on the Iberian peninsula falls in winter as wet, low-pressure systems blow in from the Atlantic. But a […]

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Fight Over The Nile: Preview of Climate Change Diplomacy

Via Slate, a look at how a fight over the world’s longest river is a preview of climate change diplomacy: The Book of Genesis describes the pharaoh of Egypt having two dreams: one in which he is standing by the Nile and sees seven fat cows devoured by seven thin cows, and one in which he […]

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Water Theft A Growing Concern In Increasingly-Dry Spain

Via Terra Daily, an article on the growing incidence of water theft in Spain: Inside her greenhouse, Emilia Gomez bends down to see how her strawberries are faring following a difficult season with barely any water after her farm’s illegal well was shut down. Digging an illegal well to irrigate crops is a widespread practice […]

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