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The great death of trees in Germany

https://www.zeit.de/wissen/umwelt/2020-08/duerre-baeume-baumarten-risi

24.08.2020 Author: Isolde Moussot Translator: Isolde Moussot Original language: de

Spruces are particularly affected. They can be seen from far away. They look like grey corpses. I have to cry when I see this and fall into deepest mourning. But also the other tree species die in the 3rd year of drought in a row.

Sources:

https://www.zeit.de/wissen/umwelt/2020-08/duerre-baeume-baumarten-risi

Crop failures in Germany for the 3rd consecutive year of drought

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18.08.2020 Author: Isolde Moussot Translator: Isolde Moussot Original language: de

The crop yields are described as cathastheopal to very good, varying by region and amount of rainfall. Frost damage is also reported.

Sources:

https://www.ndr.de/nachrichten/niedersachsen/oldenburg_ostfriesland/Dr

Further links:

https://www.ndr.de/nachrichten/niedersachsen/oldenburg_ostfriesland/Dr

The 3rd year of drought in a row in Germany and water is becoming scarce

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17.08.2020 Author: Isolde Moussot Translator: Isolde Moussot Original language: de

In the middle and east of Germany, the water levels of rivers and lakes are falling, sometimes dramatically. Some have even dried up.

Sources:

https://www.zdf.de/nachrichten/wirtschaft/duerre-wasser-schulze-vertei

Worst drought in Europe for 250 years

https://www.prosieben.de/tv/galileo/videos/europa-trocknet-aus-schlimm

08.08.2020 Author: Isolde Moussot Translator: Isolde Moussot Original language: de

Since spring 2018, a large part of Europe, including Germany and the Czech Republic, has been suffering from an exceptional drought. The last 5 years were the hottest 5 years since weather records began.

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https://www.prosieben.de/tv/galileo/videos/europa-trocknet-aus-schlimm

https://www.n-tv.de/wissen/Haerteste-Duerre-seit-250-Jahren-in-Europa-

The drought in Germany is killing our forests

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28.07.2020 Author: Isolde Moussot Translator: Isolde Moussot Original language: de

The drought of the last two years has caused severe damage to forests. Last year alone, 32 million cubic metres of damaged wood were felled, which is 6 times as much as in 2017. During the entire period of regulated forest management, i.e. for 200 years, there has been no forest damage on such

Sources:

https://www.tagesschau.de/waldschaeden-103.html

https://www.rnd.de/wissen/waldschaden-nehmen-deutlich-zu-zahl-geschadi

En Baja Sajonia, Alemania, las aguas subterráneas se están volviendo escasas

https://www.ndr.de/nachrichten/niedersachsen/Grundwasser-wird-in-viele

17.06.2020 Author: Isolde Moussot Translator: Isolde Moussot Original language: de
Last change: Isolde Moussot 24.06.2020

Ni siquiera las lluvias de los últimos días pudieron reponer las reservas de agua subterránea. Alemania se dirige posiblemente al tercer año de sequía consecutivo.

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https://www.ndr.de/nachrichten/niedersachsen/Grundwasser-wird-in-viele

In Saxony, Germany, rivers and streams threaten to dry up

https://www.mdr.de/sachsen/dresden/dresden-radebeul/zu-wenig-wasser-in

05.06.2020 Author: Isolde Moussot Translator: Isolde Moussot Original language: de

From 6.6.2020 until October, the abstraction of water from rivers, streams and lakes in the state of Saxony is prohibited. Due to the continuing drought, rivers and streams are threatening to dry up.

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https://www.mdr.de/sachsen/dresden/dresden-radebeul/zu-wenig-wasser-in

https://www.mdr.de/sachsen/wasser-mangel-sachsen-nordsachsen-oberlausi

https://www.mdr.de/wissen/umwelt/trockenheit-ernte-kartoffeln100.html

https://www.wetter.de/cms/regen-ist-die-neue-sonne-wie-die-trockenheit

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https://www.tagesspiegel.de/wirtschaft/immer-noch-zu-wenig-regen-in-de

https://youtu.be/FGLs0VmM3Xc

More and more soil turns into wasteland every year

More than 30 % of the world's soils are affected, with an additional 10 million hectares being added each year.

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17.05.2020 Author: Isolde Moussot Translator: Isolde Moussot Original language: de

One third of pasture land and a quarter of all arable land and forests worldwide are affected. Biodiversity and thus life in the soil is also threatened. As a result, the regeneration of the soil is also at risk.

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https://www.bund-rlp.de/service/meldungen/detail/news/studie-boeden-we

https://www.gruene-bundestag.de/themen/biologische-vielfalt-naturschut

https://www.zeit.de/2019/06/erdboden-erdkruste-oekosystem-bodenfruchtb

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fruchtfolge

Further links:

https://www.umweltbundesamt.de/themen/boden-landwirtschaft/bodenbelast

Drought in Germany

https://www.zeit.de/wissen/umwelt/2020-04/klimawandel-duerresommer-deu

27.04.2020 Author: Isolde Moussot Translator: Isolde Moussot Original language: de

An analysis shows which regions in Germany are particularly affected and to what extent.

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https://www.zeit.de/wissen/umwelt/2020-04/klimawandel-duerresommer-deu

Drought in Chile

It hasn't rained in months. There is talk of the worst drought since weather records began.

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26.04.2020 Author: Isolde Moussot Translator: Isolde Moussot Original language: de

Extreme water shortage in Chile. Central Chile becomes a desert. The problem is aggravated by mining and water-intensive agriculture, for example with avocados and other fruits that are also exported to Europe. In addition, the population suffers from privatisation

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https://www.srf.ch/news/international/wem-gehoert-das-wasser-zentralch

https://weather.com/de-DE/de-DE/wetter/ausland/video/60-prozent-wasser

https://blickpunkt-lateinamerika.de/artikel/megaduerre-bremst-kupferab

https://de.euronews.com/2020/04/07/chile-trockenheit-verscharft-corona

A city in Bulgaria runs out of water

The Studena reservoir has almost dried up

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19.01.2020 Author: Isolde Moussot Translator: Isolde Moussot Original language: de

In Pernik at the moment there is only occasional water from the tap and it is dirty and stinks. The town is supplied by a drinking water reservoir and it is almost dried up.

Sources:

https://www.ard-wien.de/2020/01/17/gefahr-aus-der-leitung-wasserkrise-

http://www.tagesschau.de/multimedia/video/video-648311.html

Further links:

https://www.heise.de/tp/features/Bulgarien-Ein-Loch-ist-im-Eimer-46279

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/doceo/document/O-9-2020-000001_DE.html

7 years without rain in Southafrica

https://www.n-tv.de/mediathek/videos/panorama/Suedafrikas-Wildtiere-ve

18.01.2020 Author: Isolde Moussot Translator: Isolde Moussot Original language: de
Last change: Isolde Moussot 18.01.2020

Africa's wildlife is dying because of the drought. Film about the current situation.

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https://www.n-tv.de/mediathek/videos/panorama/Suedafrikas-Wildtiere-ve