Portugal seduces parched investors with water: plenty of it

An aerial view of a cereal intensive farm near Monsaraz, Portugal, August 8, 2018. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

ALQUEVA, Portugal (Reuters) – As wildfires scorched California yet again this summer, Jose Dariush Leal da Costa, a Bay Area native with Portuguese roots, was harvesting his first almonds in a sun-drenched, watery oasis in southern Portugal. The largest artificial lake in the European Union, the 250 square km (97 square miles) Alqueva, irrigates an […]

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