heatwaves

Drought in France leaves municipalities short of drinking water

France — Link

Successive heatwaves and months of exceptionally little rainfall in France have led to more than one hundred municipalities running out of drinking water, while the drought threatens to significantly reduce crop yields.

As French rivers warm under heatwave, EDF cuts output

France — Link

Current heatwaves affecting France have forced utility giant EDF, which operates Europe's largest national fleet of nuclear reactors, to reduce output of plants situated alongside rivers in southern France because of the climbing temperatures of water used for cooling the facilities.