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Italy declares state of emergency for drought-stricken north

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Italy on Monday declared a state of emergency for areas surrounding the river Po. The Po River, whose waters help irrigate rice paddies, farm fields and grazing land for cows, is at its lowest level in about 70 years. This year, Italy has received only half the average rainfall of the past 30 years, according to state-run research body CNR. The drought threatens more than 30% of Italy's agricultural produce.
1 month ago·Rome, Italy

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BBC News

Drought emergency declared in northern Italy

The drought is threatening more than 30% of Italy's farm produce, an agricultural union warns.

1 month ago·United Kingdom
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Reuters

Italy declares state of emergency for drought-stricken north

Italy on Monday declared a state of emergency for areas surrounding the river Po, which accounts for roughly a third of the country's agricultural production and is suffering its worst drought for 70 years.

1 month ago·United Kingdom
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The Guardian

Italy declares state of emergency in drought-hit northern regions

Five areas have experienced unusually early heatwave and lack of rainfall, in particular the Po valley

1 month ago·London, United Kingdom
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The Independent

‘Worst drought in 70 years’ – Italy declares state of emergency over longest river

Sea water is seeping inland and destroying crops, farmers say

1 month ago·London, United Kingdom
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abc News

Drought emergency declared for northern Italy, frees up aid

The Italian government has declared a state of emergency for much of the rain-parched north, freeing up 36.5 million euros (about $38 million) in funds for the heavily agricultural regions

1 month ago·United States
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Drought emergency declared for northern Italy, frees up aid

The Italian government has declared a state of emergency for much of the rain-parched north, freeing up 36.5 million euros (about $38 million) in funds for the heavily agricultural regions.

1 month ago·United States
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