10th June - Today's News: Evacuations Continue Amid European Floods

Heavy rain and flooding in Europe continues as Germany steps up flooding evacuations.  On Sunday,  flash floods hit Warsaw whilst in Switzerland, torrential rain floods centre of Vaud town.   But at least Budapest flood averted after Danube falls.   Meanwhile as Czechs tackle flood aftermath, rains to exceed average next month as well, so there may be more problems to come.   Here in Evesham we've only had 0.5mm of measureable rainfall all month .....

Severn Barrage: environment and economy benefits 'unproven' says the Government, who presumably prefer covering thousands of square miles of hills with 3,000 heavily subsidised wind turbines (and associated roads and pylon) instead ......

Old Opportunity Mars rover makes rock discovery - clay, confirming that conditions for life as we know it once existed on the red planet

And finally, a couple of nice hillwalking related stories.   Firstly, dog rescued in Snowdonia 10 days after owner airlifted and sceondly, congratulations to Geoff Sykes whom I passed on Pen y Fan yesterday.  Despite being paralysed down one side after a stroke, he made it to the summit, raising funds for the Brecon Beacons MRT in the process.   Great guy!


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