Drought causes crop failures across Europe

This year’s drought in Europe is the worst in at least 500 years, according to a report by the EU Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC). Nearly two-thirds of Europe’s land area is still in a critical condition, it said. Forty-seven percent of the land has less precipitation than usual, resulting in deficient soil moisture. According to the researchers, 17 percent of Europe’s surface area is even in a state of “alarm”. The drought threatens vegetation and crops.

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