Thursday, 18 August, 2022
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Nearly half of EU territory 'at risk' of drought

Researchers at the European Commission warned on Monday that nearly half of the EU's territory is currently at risk  of drought, as southwest Europe wilted under a punishing heatwave.

In a report for July, the European Commission's Joint Research Centre said  that 46 percent of the EU's territory was exposed to warning-level of  drought, with 11 percent at an alert level, with crops already suffering from  the lack of water.