Monday, 24 July 2017

Rome turns off drinking fountains as drought grips Italy

Source: "Rome turns off its historic 'big nose' drinking fountains as drought grips Italy", The Telegraph, 29th June 2017, by Nick Squires

Nick Squires, "(...) The fountains are likely to remain dry throughout the summer, as Italy heads into the torrid temperatures of July and August. (...) Weeks of unseasonably high temperatures and a lack of rain have left vast areas of Italy suffering from drought. Farmers say the dry spell has cost them more than one billion euros in lost production so far this year. Shepherds in Sardinia are calling for emergency funds to save their flocks while grapes in some parts of the country will have to be harvested much earlier than usual."

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