European Union warns of "very critical situation" as drought threatens 60% of EU and U.K.Drought conditions are affecting about 60% of the EU an...

European Union warns of "very critical situation" as drought threatens 60% of EU and U.K.Drought conditions are affecting about 60% of the EU an...European Union warns of "very critical situation" as drought threatens 60% of EU and U.K.
Drought conditions are affecting about 60% of the EU and the U.K., exacerbated by climate-change driven record heat across Europe this summer, according to new research from the European Drought Observatory.

Why it matters: France, Spain, Italy and the Netherlands are facing water shortages and riverbeds are drying out across Europe. Dry conditions are severely affecting energy production, agriculture and river transportation.