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Italy faces new drought alert as Venice canals run dry

Gondolas are pictured in the Grand Canal during a severe low tide in the lagoon city of Venice, Italy, February 17, 2023.

Milan, Italy Reuters Weeks of dry winter weather have raised concerns that Italy could face another drought after last summer’s emergency, with the Alps having received less than half of their normal snowfall, according to scientists and environmental groups. The warning comes as Venice, where flooding is normally the primary concern, faces unusually low tides […]

Rising temperatures reawakening “placid” Alpine glaciers

Italy Marmolada collapsed glacier

Milan, ItalyReuters Glaciers in Europe’s Alps are becoming more unstable and dangerous as rising temperatures linked to climate change are reawakening what were long seen as dormant, almost fossilised sheets of ice. Italy has been baking in an early summer heatwave and attention had been focused on the impact of drought on crops on the […]