Analysis: Wasted water saps battle against Italy’s worst drought in decades

LATINA, Italy, July 19 (Reuters) – Vast swathes of land south of Rome were boggy swamps for thousands of years until a monumental drainage program in the 1930s turned malaria-infested marshes into prime agricultural fields. Fast forward 90 years and, where water was once abundant, now it is growing scarce as one of the worst … Read more

France battles massive wildfires, Britain records highest ever temperature

Wildfires burn forests in Gironde, southwest France UK temperatures exceed 40C for the first time Germany, Belgium brace for possible record-breaking temperatures More than 30 wildfires ravage parts of Spain LONDON/PARIS July 19 (Reuters) – Firefighters in southwestern France battled on Tuesday to contain massive forest wildfires and Britain recorded its highest ever temperature as … Read more

Food production on a warming planet: Can we grow crops that are resistant to climate change?

Will it be possible to feed the planet in a warmer world? The production of key crops like cereals can be hit hard by heatwaves and droughts. In this edition of Climate Now, we are asking if scientists can uncover the secrets of the most resistant plants to ‘climate-proof’ our food. June 2022 was the … Read more

Climate change will make Rocky Mountain water resources more volatile: study

Water resources will become more difficult to predict in the Northern Hemisphere’s snow-dominated regions later this century due to the impacts of climate change, a new study has found. As snow accumulation recedes and fails to generate reliable runoff, the amount and timing of water resources in areas such as the Rocky Mountains will increasingly … Read more

Vermont rejects petition to create new rules for land management on Camel’s Hump

Camel’s Hump seen from Morristown. File photo by Glenn Russell/VTDigger The person who directs oversight of Vermont’s public lands has denied an environmental group’s petition to create and adopt a set of formal rules to govern the lands’ management, which supporters say is urgent in the face of climate change. Michael Snyder, of the state … Read more

Sewage floods Durham home twice in a matter of days, causes thousands of dollars in damage

DURHAM, NC (WTVD) — For 10 years, Jacqueline Smith owned property in downtown Durham without any issues, but then in a matter of days her home flooded twice. “My husband was taking a shower and he heard the toilet go ‘glug-gala,’ because that means it’s coming back up,” Smith said. “So he comes yelling to … Read more

Nuclear power station shut downs will leave Ontario relying on gas to generate electricity

“I believe in climate change,” Ontario Premier Doug Ford told reporters ahead of the 2022 general election. “And we’re doing everything to prevent it by building electric vehicles, having investment into the battery plants.” Ford tacked his climate credentials to major spending promises for Ontario’s green economy. Alongside Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, in the run-up … Read more