Turkish-German business ties bind relationship - Drought in Australia sends price of wool soaring
Scientists issued urgent warnings about climate change in 2018. Germany's summertime temperatures hit record highs. Nevertheless, the government has lost its enthusiasm for tackling climate issues, Jens Thurau writes.
During the summer, an exceptional heatwave and dry spell wreaked havoc on the crop yields of German farmers. Emergency state aid was pledged, but bureaucracy has held up the payments, farmers say.
Drought killed around a million trees in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia last summer, putting pressure on Christmas tree farmers. But new techniques could help detect crop death early.
Cars and homes in Sydney were impacted by flash flooding. Hailstones of a similar size to chicken eggs bombarded the city, causing severe damage to parked cars and roofs.
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