Catastrophic flooding across western Europe as politicians blame climate change – BBC News

More than 120 people have died and hundreds are still missing after record rainfall caused the worst flooding in parts of Western Europe for many decades. In Germany dozens of people were unaccounted for, with the Chancellor Angela Merkel describing the floods as a catastrophe. Torrential rain has also devastated parts of Belgium, the Netherlands […]

Catastrophic flooding across western Europe as politicians blame climate change – BBC News

Kinzig Valley Dam and Reservoir

The regional bicycle route R3 now leads across the Kinzig Valley Dam and then turns right to follow along the reservoir, which is just downstream from Steinau. The dam was built between 1976 and 1982 for three purposes: protection from flooding, serving as a source of water during droughts and generating electricity. Supposedly the dam […]

Kinzig Valley Dam and Reservoir

SPRING 1971, GERMANY

Achim Reichel was part of The Rattles, a German pop/beat band who had a 1969 hit with “The Witch”. It’s an edgy late psychedelic single that’s worth checking out (if you like that kind of thing). After going solo, Reichel immersed himself in exploring the magic of guitar effects, releasing a number of albums through […]

SPRING 1971, GERMANY