China Declares an Emergency Amid Worst Drought in 50 YearsQuicklink submitted by Margaret Bassett Permalink
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|Not a drop of rain has fallen on Beijing for more than 100 days, the longest dry spell for 38 years in a city known for its arid climate. Water shortages, exacerbated by the relentless demands of a rapidly growing economy, are among the main long-term worries for the Government.|
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