Day: 30 March 2012
Looming drought should spur investment
It's only just turned spring but the south and east of England is already in drought, according to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), with some parts drier than at any point since the famous heatwave of 1976. Consequently, many consumers are already being hit with hosepipe bans and farmers are warning about the impact on next year's crops of restricting the amount of water they can abstract from rivers over the summer.
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