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Can hydropower withstand a future of extreme weather?

Hydropower has long been seen as a reliable renewable energy source. But during drought and heavy rain, hydropower plants often come to a standstill. Will climate change spell the end for this clean energy alternative?...

German minister calls for rethink on flood protection

Environment minister Peter Altmaier has reacted to Germany’s record floods by calling for rivers to be given more room to buffer their floodwaters, if necessary through removal of riverside homes and relocation of dikes. Germany...