High temps, drought in China affect drinking water, crops

Unusually high temperatures and a prolonged drought are affecting large swaths of China, reducing crop yields and drinking water supplies. BEIJING — Unusually high temperatures and a prolonged drought are affecting large swaths of China, reducing crop yields and...

Serious drought hitting Europe, wider world

Much of Europe and the Northern Hemisphere is battling either wildfires, low water levels, harvest warnings, water use restrictions or a mixture of all these. DW rounds up the situation. Around much of the Northern Hemisphere, from Hungary to Hawaii, from the...

Kenya’s water and sanitation crisis

With a population of 53 million, 15 percent of Kenyans rely on unimproved water sources, such as ponds, shallow wells and rivers, while 41 percent of Kenyans lack access to basic sanitation solutions. These challenges are especially evident in rural areas and urban...

Water Crisis in Italy: Five Regions Declare State of Emergency

Italy has declared a state of emergency in five northern regions battling the worst drought in 70 years, the government announced on Monday night, as the country is gripped by a relentless heat wave that started at the end of June. On that very same day, a tragic...

The Most Liquid Future: Water

It’s been three full days of trading the newest commodity contract out there – Water. The liquid future now joins the ranks of gold and oil, allowing investors to bet on the price coming up. Bloomberg’s Dani Burger reports on “Bloomberg Markets: European Open.”...