Tag: Drought

There is less and less water in the Panama Canal

There is less and less water in the Panama Canal

The Panama Canal is dry. The reason for this is climate change and the resulting drought. The risks to the world economy are huge: In fact, 3 percent of global trade in goods passes through the Panama Canal; However, this rate rises to 8 percent in grain trade and 5 percent in chemical products and […]

Country where the population drinks salt water due to drought

Country where the population drinks salt water due to drought

There is one country where drought has been so severe this year that authorities have had to add saltwater to the aqueducts that supply water to citizens’ homes. This is Uruguay, which is experiencing the worst water crisis in its history this year. “In the three years between 2020 and 2022, we recorded the same […]

Two billion Spanish mega-plan to combat drought

Two billion Spanish mega-plan to combat drought

After one of the driest start to the year ever, Spain has approved a 2.2 billion-euro plan to support farmers and consumers and alleviate the drought that has curtailed rice, grain and olive production. This year was the hottest April ever, and Spain is well aware of this: “We are a country accustomed to periods […]

Data collection center that will consume more than 600 million drinking water

Data collection center that will consume more than 600 million drinking water

Meta will build a new data center in Spain, but this investment has sparked controversy due to its environmental impact. The study will be built in Talavera della Reina, near Toledo, which is one of the areas with the greatest scarcity of water resources, given that the river feeding the region is already under severe […]

Temperatures of up to 40 degrees in Spain: climate shelters and outdoor lessons against the heat

Temperatures of up to 40 degrees in Spain: climate shelters and outdoor lessons against the heat

The heatwave is usually expected between July and August. It has already reached Spain: in Seville, in Andalusia it is 36 degrees today. In other parts of the region, the thermometer may rise to 40 degrees in the coming days. Another problem for the Iberian country, which is experiencing a prolonged drought with disastrous consequences […]

Drought decree today: fines of up to 50 thousand euros on the way

Drought decree today: fines of up to 50 thousand euros on the way

Fines of up to 50,000 euros for unauthorized use of public water This is just one of many innovations in the water decree at the table of the Council of Ministers, which met to approve new provisions to combat drought and strengthen water infrastructure. The drought decree also provides for the appointment of an extraordinary […]

Bonelli shows the dry Adyghe stones, Meloni replies: “I am not Moses”

Bonelli shows the dry Adyghe stones, Meloni replies: “I am not Moses”

Angelo Bonelli of Alleanza Verdi Sinistra Italiana cites the drought that provoked Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni with a stone, and a question and answer begins in which even Moses is commemorated. During his speech, Bonelli actually used a stone from the Adige River to highlight the fact that the rivers in northern Italy are lowering […]

Millions of dead fish clog a river: ‘The guilt of thirst’

Millions of dead fish clog a river: ‘The guilt of thirst’

Millions of dead and rotting fish have blocked large sections of a river in far southeast Australia. This is the third time such an incident has occurred in the same stream since 2018. This time, however, the number of dead fish will be significantly higher than previously recorded. The local press reported this. The New […]

Drought puts Argentina into default

Drought puts Argentina into default

There hasn’t been a cloud on the horizon for months, but the perfect storm for Argentina has already arrived. A severe drought hit the country, combined with a series of unprecedented heatwaves that brought the economy to its knees, complicating the government’s economic plans. The results start with finance, go through exports, and fall on […]

Drought also increases migrant flow: Mattarella’s warning

Drought also increases migrant flow: Mattarella’s warning

Drought is unfortunately on the agenda again, even if it never actually disappeared. President Sergio Mattarella touched on this during his state visit to Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. The two African and European continents are now merging in a new emergency: “Theme centre,” said Mattarella. We are also feeling drought in Europe. There is a general […]