Half of Europe affected by severe drought

Half of Europe affected by severe drought

Almost half of Europe is affected by drought. This is according to a report by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre. According to the report, by August 10, 47 percent of the European territory had reached a drought warning level. For 17 percent of the regions surveyed, the alert level applies, in which vegetation and crops are severely weakened due to a lack of water. According to the report, conditions are deteriorating especially in the regions that already faced drought in the spring of 2022, such as Northern Italy, southeastern…

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Gasoline again below 2 euros and drops a little further

Gasoline again below 2 euros and drops a little further

Refueling with gasoline for less than 2 euros per liter is again possible in numerous places. And the price will continue to fall for a while. But the reduction in excise duty remains necessary. The price of crude oil has been falling steadily for more than 2.5 weeks, according to fuel expert Paul van Selms of United Consumers, the decline in the price of gasoline will continue for a while. “Maybe even 5 cents. But it’s uncertain. For example, if China blocks Taiwan, to name just one example, the price…

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Coal trains are now a priority in Germany

Coal trains are now a priority in Germany

The German government plans to soon give priority to coal trains on the German rail network, rather than passenger trains. With the plan, the government wants to counteract the energy crisis the country is facing, reports the German newspaper Welt am Sonntag. The newspaper is based on a bill. As a rule, the priority is on the German rail network in transporting passengers, and the timetables have been adjusted accordingly. The bill therefore states that the introduction of the plan threatens to create chaos on the tracks. Germany has fallen…

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