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Europe is drying up: These 13 images show the effects of the drought

The lack of rainfall in Europe is causing dried-up rivers, low water levels and drastic water cuts in several countries - with no end in sight.

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When will Switzerland run out of water?

The water levels are dropping. But how scarce is the water really? The federal government and the cantons have no overview - and no emergency plan.

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Better not fill the pool

Car washing banned, lawn watering restricted, recommendations to brush teeth - in many states, this is how authorities react to heat waves and droughts. Will people have to get used to such rules? An overview.

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Italy begs for water from Swiss reservoirs

In some regions of northern Italy, there has been practically no rain for months. The Po River has almost dried up. Italian farmers fear for their harvest. Now Switzerland is supposed to help.

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Now Switzerland also has to save water because of the heat

Switzerland is the water castle of Europe. We have countless water reservoirs in our country. But the lakes and rivers in Switzerland are increasingly feeling the heat.

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HOW THE BMW GROUP SAVES WATER RESOURCES.

Large quantities of water are consumed in the production of vehicles. The BMW Group’s global production network is making a significant contribution to reducing the consumption of this precious resource through the use of innovative technologies.

Water is fundamental for life on our planet. However, this vital resource is becoming increasingly scarce worldwide. This is why the careful use of water has been a vital consideration for the BMW Group for decades.

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Garlic growers warn they may be forced to move their plantations in Córdoba to other regions owing to lack of water for irrigation

Miguel del Pino, Vice Chairman of the National Garlic Association, indicates that some growers are moving their plantations to Castile-La Mancha

President of the Garlic Sector of the Association of Young Farmers Asaja Córdoba and Vice Chairman of the National Garlic AssociationMiguel del Pino, yesterday warned that the drought could adversely affect production in coming months, especially in the Montalbán area, from which growers have already begun moving some of their plantations to other areas in Andalusia and Castile-La Mancha as the groundwater in those regions enables garlic to successfully be grown there.

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Global glacier shrinkage accelerated

An international research team with the participation of ETH Zurich demonstrates: Almost all glaciers worldwide are becoming increasingly thinner and losing mass – and at an ever faster pace. The investigation is the most comprehensive and most accurate of its kind to date.

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