Drought and heat drive European electricity prices to all-time highs

Drought and heat drive European electricity prices to all-time highs

Drought and heat have pushed European benchmark electricity prices to all-time highs on August 2, 2022. As a result, countries are relying even more on Russian gas to meet increased power demand instead of storing it for the coming winter season, as recently agreed in Brussels.

Lake Mead drought update by Sin City Outdoors, Nevada

Lake Mead drought update by Sin City Outdoors, Nevada

Sin City Outdoors ventured out to Lake Mead in Nevada again, showing what lies down at the bottom of a rapidly declining lake. Lake Mead, filled by the Colorado River, is the source of nearly 90% of Southern Nevada’s water.

Worst drought in 40 years affecting Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia

Worst drought in 40 years affecting Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia

The Horn of Africa is experiencing its fourth consecutive failed rain season and the worst drought since 1981. At least 15 million people across Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia are already affected and there are fears this number could jump to 20 million.

Iran experiencing one of the driest water years since 1971

Iran experiencing one of the driest water years since 1971

In the first three months of the current water year (September 23 – December 10), precipitation in Iran has declined by 33%, making 2021 one of the driest years in the past 50 years. In addition, the country is 51% short of rain compared to the same period last…