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Paris Scorches in Historic Drought as Heatwave Fries Europe

  • France’s corn fields are at risk from sweltering weather
  • French power prices jump to a 5-month high; EDF cuts output
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Paris is its driest in almost 150 years and temperatures across Europe are reaching extreme levels, scorching fields and shutting power plants.

As temperatures climb across Europe, peaking on Thursday in Paris and London, the effects of extreme weather are becoming clearer. Electricite de France SA cut its nuclear output because river water is too warm to cool plants, power prices have jumped and farmers are frustrated by another bad spell for crops.