Worldwide, many efforts are being made to test people for the new coronavirus. But scientists are also looking at an unusual way of testing for the virus - studying water that's been flushed down toilets.
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Hundreds of millions of people in India are facing a water shortage. The city of Chennai has a water emergency, and the situation is bad in many other parts of the country.
Rising temperatures are warming the oceans and causing huge amounts of ice to melt faster than expected. Unless something changes, this melting will happen even faster in the future, causing large rises in sea level.
A water company in England has found a 210 foot (64 meter) "fatberg" blocking its pipes. The fatberg is a hardened mess of grease, oil, baby wipes, and other items. Removing it will take weeks.
Mina Guli has run 62 marathons - one a day since early November. She planned to run 100 to focus attention on the world's growing water problems, but now she's broken her leg and can't go on.
Bill Gates is one of the world's richest men. He and his company, Microsoft, helped make computers cheap and popular. So what's he interested in now? Toilets.
England plans to make energy drinks against the law for kids, Korea stops selling coffee in its schools, and in Detroit, school drinking fountains have been turned off because the water is dangerous.
Angela Hernandez was very lucky. When her car fell off a cliff into the ocean, Ms. Hernandez didn't die. But she was trapped for a week before she was saved.
Countries around the world are having a hard time dealing with water shortages. Here's a look at recent problems in South Africa, Mozambique, and Iran.
Microplastics are tiny bits of plastic. Often they are too small to be seen. Microplastics pollute water in ways that we are just starting to learn more about.