PUBLISHED: 20 September 2022

Compare and Contrast: Europe may have to live with the fact its great rivers are drying up

Canada’s National Observer

Along the fabled Danube River, which snakes its way for 1,800 miles from the Black Forest in Germany to the Black Sea in Romania, scores of towns — such as the small Romanian port of Zimnicea on the Bulgarian border — depend on the waterway for their livelihood. But this summer’s epic drought and historic high temperatures, now in a fifth grueling month, have depleted the once-mighty Danube, upending everything that Zimnicea’s residents — port workers, farmers, the shipping industry, anglers, restaurant owners and families — had for generations counted on to sustain themselves. Click here to continue reading