Drought

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Britain’s crises have one thing in common: a failure to invest | Larry Elliott
Obsession with efficiency means infrastructure has been run into the ground rather than upgraded

Larry Elliott

10, Aug, 2022 @1:54 PM

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No hosepipe ban at No 10, as ministers call for water restrictions
Downing Street has no plan to bar use of hoses as PM is also urged to drain pool at Chequers

Helena Horton Environment reporter

10, Aug, 2022 @10:58 AM

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National Trust tells of bats in distress and water features drying up in heat
Charity says extreme conditions a ‘watershed moment’ and it is planning for long-term hot weather

Jessica Murray Midlands correspondent

10, Aug, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Thames Water to introduce hosepipe ban ‘in coming weeks’
Ban will hit 15 million people in London and south-east England and could last until October

Helena Horton Environment reporter

09, Aug, 2022 @1:38 PM

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UK braced for drought conditions to last until October
Lack of rain could have dire consequences for farming and crop harvesting

Helena Horton Environment reporter

09, Aug, 2022 @10:24 AM

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‘The new normal’: how Europe is being hit by a climate-driven drought crisis
Water shortages across the continent, from France through Italy, Spain and beyond, are creating a critical situation

Jon Henley and Guardian correspondents

08, Aug, 2022 @2:48 PM

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Inside Somalia’s vicious cycle of deforestation for charcoal
As gas prices rise Somalis are turning to the affordable energy source, driving unsustainable logging – as al-Shabaab condemns but profits from the trade

Mohamed Gabobe and Caroline Kimeu

08, Aug, 2022 @5:30 AM

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Yet more human remains found as drought shrinks Lake Mead reservoir
Fourth set of skeletal remains, as yet unidentified, discovered at Swim Beach in Nevada as lake hits lowest level in 80 years

Guardian staff

07, Aug, 2022 @4:05 PM

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Minister calls on water firms to introduce more hosepipe bans
Environment secretary says it is ‘right’ some firms have taken action to address driest period in England since 1976

Nadeem Badshah

06, Aug, 2022 @10:49 PM

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Hosepipe bans, water butts and beavers: what can we do to combat drought in Britain?
Parts of UK are preparing for emergency water measures despite country getting more annual rainfall than rest of Europe

Helena Horton and Sascha Pare

06, Aug, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Appoint a minister for drought – then it will rain | Brief letters
Brief letters: Remembering Denis Howell | Tory Groucho Marxists | Golden bedding anniversaries | To Bangkok by train | Procrastination plans

Letters

05, Aug, 2022 @4:33 PM

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UK rivers on ‘red alert’ as water firms face call for more hosepipe bans
Campaigners say ‘our rivers are dying’ after driest July in England for more than 100 years

Helena Horton Environment reporter

05, Aug, 2022 @3:56 PM

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