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Extreme heat in Europe decimating crops and stoking drought

BELGRADE, Serbia — Evidence is piling up that this year’s sizzling summer in central and southeastern Europe has decimated crops, drained rivers and hurt the animal world. The drought has also ratcheted up demand for water and electricity. The ministry of ecology also says water levels across the country have dropped drastically, threatening fish stocks. Serbian government officials have said any shortages following this year’s drought will be covered from state reserves to avoid further damage. The government has also urged consumers to be cautious with water usage and factories to refrain from depositing waste into drained rivers where the fish are already suffering.

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