A water shortage in northeastern Colombia is affecting the Wayuu people. Their children are particularly vulnerable. Small desalination plants may be the solution.
The Panama Canal's handover from the United States 20 years ago has been marked in Panama amid water supply worries. Managers say less rainfall due to climate change has depleted the inter-ocean conduit's Gatun Lake.
Local residents say a Tesla factory planned for a forested site outside of Berlin will pollute their water and damage the environment. The state of Brandenburg hopes the "Gigafactory 4" will add thousands of jobs.
Firefighters are using a brief period of cooler temperatures to establish containment lines ahead of a weekend heatwave. Sydney's water supply is threatened by two fires.
The World Health Organization has said that the level of microplastic particles in drinking water isn't a major cause for concern. However, it warned that more research was needed into their effects on human health.
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