Water

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Spain and Portugal suffering driest climate for 1,200 years, research shows
Effects of human-caused global heating are blocking vital winter rains, with severe implications for farming and tourism

Damian Carrington Environment editor

04, Jul, 2022 @3:00 PM

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There are good reasons for a double shampoo – if you can avoid waste
An Italian town has banned the practice during a heatwave, but if done right it benefits hair and scalp

Sali Hughes

01, Jul, 2022 @1:59 PM

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Singapore craft beer uses recycled sewage to highlight water scarcity
Collaboration between national water agency and craft brewer described as ‘highly quaffable’

Rebecca Ratcliffe

01, Jul, 2022 @10:45 AM

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Ofwat extends sewage dumping inquiry to include South West Water
Regulator expands investigation after suggestions water firm was not complying with legal obligations

Sandra Laville Environment correspondent

28, Jun, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Environment Agency faces legal battle over water removal in Norfolk Broads
Tim and Geli Harris to take agency to high court over groundwater removal for farming near protected wetlands

Patrick Barkham

27, Jun, 2022 @11:45 AM

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California’s largest reservoirs at critically low levels – signaling a dry summer ahead
Images from Lake Oroville and Lake Shasta compiled by the state show ‘a shocking drop in water levels’ compared to years past

Maanvi Singh

24, Jun, 2022 @10:00 AM

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One of UK’s biggest dairy firms fined £1.5m for polluting Cornwall river
Dairy Crest sentenced for repeatedly breaching environmental permit at Davidstow creamery

Isabella Kaminski

23, Jun, 2022 @4:47 PM

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No water. Little food. Shelters made of clothes: inside Somalia’s Bulo Garas camp
The failure of the fourth rainy season in a row has left millions facing hunger, especially in the country’s hard-hit south-west with growing numbers seeking refuge in humanitarian camps

Fathi Mohamed Ahmed in Baidoa

23, Jun, 2022 @12:03 PM

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Public service shake-up continues with four new secretaries for government departments – as it happened
This blog is now closed

Cait Kelly, Ben Doherty and Mostafa Rachwani (earlier)

22, Jun, 2022 @9:15 AM

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Somalia: ‘The worst humanitarian crisis we’ve ever seen’
Children starving to death ‘before our eyes’ say aid workers as G7 leaders warned only ‘massive’ and urgent funding will avert famine

Lizzy Davies

22, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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‘We just pray for rain’: Niger is in the eye of the climate crisis – and children are starving
Aguié’s clinic is full of malnourished children, with more dying in villages, as the global food crisis worsens years of drought

Fred Harter in Aguié

20, Jun, 2022 @6:45 AM

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‘We worry about it disappearing’: alarm grows over Italy’s drought-hit Po River
Drought blighting country’s longest waterway continues as economic hub battles climate crisis

Angela Giuffrida in Gualtieri

17, Jun, 2022 @10:13 AM

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