Start Of England’s River Thames Dries Up For First Time—Latest Iconic Waterway Hit By Droughts And Heat Waves : worldnews

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The head of England’s River Thames dried up Thursday for the first time ever as record heat and droughts take their toll on major rivers and bodies of water around the world.

Scientists warn droughts and heat waves accelerated by climate change can have devastating effects on the plant and animal species that inhabit rivers and streams that run dry, and some of those effects, especially in the drought-stricken West, have already begun, according to an April report from NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Protection.

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