Water is life.
Fresh water sustains life on Earth — but it is a finite resource. As fresh water supplies run out, this can risk people's water security, endanger ecosystems and even fuel conflict. Here's a compendium of DW stories around the topic.
In Greece, award-winning, internationally renowned drinking water is being produced. But what makes a world class mineral water? Soil content? Pollution control techniques? Green farming? And how will the water be affected by the current drought, which is one of the worst in decades?
It's hard to believe but there are still people out there who refuse to believe that climate change is real, even when the island they live on is threatened by global warming. This week on Living Planet, we find out how climate change denial is connected to right-wing nationalism, how lobbyists push fossil fuels at COP24, and how award-winning drinking water is in danger in Greece.
How will life on Earth change under 3-degree warming? We journey to one location on each of our planet's continents to discover the far-reaching consequences of climate change — and find out how communities are responding. On part 1: Dramatic changes in Antarctica, bushfires in Australia, drought and water scarcity in Africa and living green in Europe.
Hurricane Florence has left more than just storm damage. Hazardous waste from hog and chicken farms and heavy metals from coal ash sites can cause long-term health risks in North and South Carolina. In an interview, Will Hendrick from the Waterkeeper Alliance discusses the future of storms and public health.