Spaniards steal water as desertification spreads

World Mar 26, 2020

Spaniards steal water as desertification spreads

by Daniel Bosque

Inside her greenhouse, Emilia Gomez bends down to see how her strawberries are faring following a difficult season with barely any water after her farm's illegal well was shut down. Digging an illegal well to irrigate crops is a widespread practice in Spain as water ...

Bush fires burned a fifth of Australia's forest, study finds

Asia Pacific Feb 25, 2020

Bush fires burned a fifth of Australia's forest, study finds

Australia's wildfires have destroyed more than a fifth of the country's forests, making the blazes "globally unprecedented" following a yearslong drought linked to climate change, researchers said Monday. Climate scientists are currently examining data from the disaster, which destroyed swathes of southeastern Australia, to determine ...