How beavers stay wet during UK drought

As parts of the U.K. experience one of the worst droughts in a century, a little patch in the southeast of England is babbling with life.

France struggles with drought over punishing summer of heat

From farmers to fishermen, boat owners to ordinary households, communities across France are struggling with a severe drought that has seen an unprecedented number of regions affected by water restrictions this summer.

Record number of French regions face water restrictions

A record 90 out of 96 mainland French regions face water restrictions due to an ongoing drought, official figures showed on Tuesday, as scorching temperatures and low rainfall cause supply shortages in many areas.

Drought hits Italy's hydroelectric plants

Hydroelectric power in Italy has plunged this year thanks to a drought that has also sparked water restrictions and fears for agriculture, industry sources said Friday.

Recycling of tectonic plates a key driver of Earth's oxygen budget

A new study co-led by a Cornell researcher has identified serpentinite—a green rock that looks a bit like snakeskin and holds fluids in its mineral structures—as a key driver of the oxygen recycling process, which helped ...

Days of hot weather grip Southern Europe, North Africa

Stifling heat kept its grip on much of Southern Europe on Thursday, driving people indoors at midday, spoiling crops, triggering drinking water restrictions, turning public libraries into cooling "climate shelters" and complicating ...

Thousands evacuate as Sydney sees worst floods in decades

Torrential downpours lashed Australia's east Monday, forcing thousands to flee the worst flooding in decades and pushing communities already battling drought, bushfires, and the coronavirus pandemic to "breaking point".

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