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Hunger Stones: “If You See Me, Weep”

Carved stone in a river

PortandTerminal.com, September 27, 2020 If water levels dipped low enough to reveal an old carving, it would signal to locals that dry, hungry times – similar to the date marked on the stone – were coming HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – A hunger stone (German: Hungerstein) is a type of hydrological landmark common in Central Europe. Put simply, they are warnings engraved on rocks in waterways …

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Germany Is Re-Engineering Europe’s Most Important River: Video

The bed of the Rhine exposed by the 2018 drought in Duesseldorf

BLOOMBERG, SEPTEMBER 7, 2020 The Rhine is Germany’s main economic artery. Keeping it flowing may require new boats, once-taboo locks, and even changing the current of the river itself. By Elisa Miebach for Bloomberg – Two shipping brothers on Germany’s Rhine faced a dilemma that has become increasingly common on Europe’s most important river. With the waters precariously low, Stephen …

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Germany’s Most Important River Is Drying Out

A barge navigates the Rhine in Kaub, on Oct. 17, 2018. Photo: Thomas Frey/picture alliance via Getty Images

BLOOMBERG, APRIL 26, 2020 Germany experiencing driest April since records began | Industrial goods face being held up at key chokepoints By William Wilkes and Brian Parkin for Bloomberg – Germany’s spring showers haven’t materialized this year, and that’s drying out the country’s most important river, prompting concerns that key industrial goods might have trouble making it to their destination.Typically one of the …

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