December 4, 2022

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Drought in Italy's longest river: 'I was born here, and I've never seen anything like this before'

Drought in Italy’s longest river: ‘I was born here, and I’ve never seen anything like this before’

  • Jessica Parker
  • BBC News in Northern Italy

attributed to him, Bruno Polpipe/BBC

Illustrative image,

Lack of rain has dried up parts of the Po River in northern Italy

On a farm in northern Italy not far from the Adriatic, Giampaolo Passi’s crops are in trouble.

“Salt water kills plants because they cannot tolerate such a high concentration of salt,” says Bassi, 32.

It pulls off one of the most fragile plants: there is nothing where the peanuts should hang from the root.

Giampaolo had had problems with salt in the water before, but it wasn’t as bad as it is now.