“Scientists have assessed the scale of the epic California drought and say it will require more than 40 cubic km of water to return the US state to normal.”
The California drought’s damage has been quantified – and it’s bad, writes the BBC.
“Vietnamese rescuers battled on Wednesday to free 12 workers trapped in a tunnel that collapsed during construction of a hydropower plant and said it could take days to get past entrenched mud, sand and debris as water levels rose.”
Today Online reports on the tense rescue efforts in Vietnam after workers became trapped.
“France, Austria and Switzerland, home to some of the most coveted ski slopes in Europe, have experienced unseasonably warm temperatures that have prevented the skiing season from getting into full swing.”
Yahoo! reports on the warm temperatures which may be delaying the ski season in Europe.
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