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Nearly half of EU territory ‘at risk’ of drought

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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‚Äôs 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.


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