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Sydney's water supply falling at fastest rate on record due to drought

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's biggest city Sydney is running down its water supply at the fastest rate on record with dams expected to fall below half maximum capacity due to the worst drought on record, the government said on Friday.

As drought persists, Australia restricts water use in populous state

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's most populous state of New South Wales on Tuesday imposed water restrictions for the first time in a decade with dam levels at just over 50% due to a prolonged drought.

Big Smile, No Teeth: Did you realise? We're living in a disaster movie

Having a heatwave everywhere in the world at the same time is not normal, it's the start of a disaster movie starring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. This is not going anywhere good.

Love Food Hate Waste: Food and our future

Welcome to our new monthly column, Love Food Hate Waste. Here you will find articles, recipes and hacks on how to live sustainably.

Icebergs could float to the rescue of Cape Town water crisis

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Marine salvage experts are floating a plan to tug icebergs from Antarctica to South Africa's drought-hit Cape Town to help solve the region's worst water shortage in a century.

Drought-hit Cape Town dreads 'Day Zero' when taps will run dry

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - A tough water-saving regime and the generosity of farmers have given South Africa's main tourist hub welcome respite from a severe drought and helped push back a dreaded "Day Zero" when Cape Town's taps are expected to run dry.

Cape Town's water crisis hitting tourism - officials

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - A chronic drought that could leave South Africa's Cape Town without water within weeks is hurting visitor numbers and knocking a rare economic bright spot, officials said on Friday.

U.N. head: drought-stricken Somalia needs help to avoid famine

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Rich countries must do more to stop drought-stricken Somalia from sinking into famine, the head of the United Nations said on Tuesday, warning terrorism would increase without aid.

California singing in the rain

LOS ANGELES: A series of storms that have rolled across California in the past week dumping heavy rain and snow could herald the end of a punishing historic drought, officials said Thursday.

As water dries up, West Bank village thirsts for a less precarious supply

AL JAB'A, West Bank (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A mountainous Palestinian community in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, Al Jab'a differs in many ways from surrounding Israeli settlements but it shares one worry with its neighbours – a shortage of water.