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25,000 Litres Of Water Stolen From Town Hit By Tough Restrictions

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25,000 litres of drinking water has been stolen from a town on the NSW far north coast as the area goes into tough restrictions.

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News

Hefty Fines As Tough New Water Restrictions Kick In

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Level two water restrictions have kicked in for a huge number of NSW residents with hefty fines to be handed out to those who don't comply.

National

National

Water Run: Thousands Of Litres Of Water Delivered To Desperately Dry Communities

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In the early hours of Saturday morning, 96 trucks loaded with water departed Sydney for drought-ravaged regional New South Wales.

National

National

Even Tougher Water Restrictions Are Coming: What Do They Mean For You?

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Slip'n'slide toys and washing cars with hoses will soon be banned, as "severe" new water restrictions come into force next month in NSW.

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News

Why Aussies Should Switch From Bottled To Tap Water Stat

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Drinking bottled water is a money-wasting habit that Aussies need to kick, according to experts.

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News

Dozens Struck Down With Gastro At Popular Aussie Resort

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At least 50 people have fallen ill with gastroenteritis at a popular island resort off the coast of Brisbane.

National

National

Fiery Confrontation Over Water On Q&A Leaves Viewers Talking

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A raw and emotional episode of Q&A aired on the ABC on Monday night, where farmers and Aboriginal leaders revealed the toll water mismanagement has had on their communities.

Melinda Pavey

Melinda Pavey

As 'Day Zero' Nears, We Can't Let Our Rural Towns Run Dry

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We are in a critical situation in NSW.

National

National

'The Fight In Me Is Dwindling': Dubbo Residents Face The Prospect Of Running Dry

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Garry Hall rarely ventures into Dubbo, a usually bustling regional NSW city where he can't find a park. Now, the picture is different. 

National

National

You Could Be Fined For Watering Your Garden From Tomorrow

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People caught using a sprinkler or watering their lawn at midday will soon have to fork out at least $220, as new penalties for water use kick in across parts of the state of NSW.

News

News

Couple Drinks Water Meant For Toilet Use For Years Due To Pipe Mix-Up

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An Adelaide couple has been unknowingly drinking recycled water for eight years, after an apparent pipe installation bungle.

World

World

Cities Across The World Are Running Out Of Water

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Taps running dry, dams hitting record lows and debilitating drought -- large parts of the world are simply running dry.

National

National

Australia's Ice And Cocaine Capitals Revealed

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Australians are consuming more drugs than ever before. 

News

News

Water Restrictions Start Today For The First Time In 10 Years

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Beginning Saturday, water restrictions will kick in across Sydney for the first time in a decade.

National

National

Why Do Sydneysiders Use Way More Water Than Melburnians Daily?

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It's a difference of about 30 per cent.

National

National

Water Restrictions Changed Sydney Once, Can They Do It Again?

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Dam levels are dropping fast, and water restrictions are imminent, as a crippling drought continues to grip the country.

Crime

Crime

Man Allegedly Floods Hotel With 400,000 Litres Of Water, Found Holding Mop

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A man allegedly flooded a Melbourne hotel with 400,000 litres of water by opening fire hydrants on 18 floors. 

National

National

Mystery Surrounds Empty Canoe Found Off The Coast

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Police are searching for the owner of a canoe that was found off the coast of a Queensland island. 

National

National

Scuba Diver Killed In Water In Speedboat Hit-And-Run

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Emergency services have been unable to save a 20-year-old diver who died after being hit by a speedboat in waters off Frankston in Melbourne's south-east.

National

National

Disease-Carrying Mosquitoes Figured Out A Way To Survive Winter

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The tropical mosquito species that spreads dengue fever is eyeing off your water tank as prime real estate, sparking concerns the disease may have a chance to hit more Australian areas.

World

World

Seaweed Pods To Replace Plastic Bottles At London Marathon

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In the race to cut down on plastic waste, London Marathon organisers have stepped up to the starting line.

National

National

Barnaby Joyce Dismisses Criticism Over Water Purchase In Explosive Interview

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Barnaby Joyce says he has "absolutely nothing to hide" over a controversial $80 million water purchase made when he was water minister.

World

World

'Concreteberg' The Size Of A Football Field Found In London Sewers

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Three sewers in London have been nearly blocked with a "record-busting" concreteberg forming.

Features

Features

Hamish Investigates: Did the Government Just Waste $80-Million Buying Water?

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Water wars - questions are being raised whether due process was followed in an $80-million water licence sale

World

World

China Exploded A Frozen River And The Footage Is Mesmerising

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A blasting operation was conducted on the frozen surface of the Heilongjiang River in Huma County of northeast China's Heilongjiang Province on Tuesday, in order to prevent the risk of flooding in the spring.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Europe's First Underwater Restaurant Opens In Norway

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Europe's first underwater restaurant opened in Norway on Wednesday with more than 7,000 customers booked in to eat among the fish.

Celebrity

Celebrity

Jaden Smith Worked A Shift At Woolies To Promote His Water

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Jaden Smith is in town promoting his brand of eco-friendly bottled water and did so by doin' a shift at ya local Woolies.

World

World

Water Runs Black In Venezuela After Week-Long Power Outage

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Venezuela has suffered the worst power outage in its history and now that the lights are being switched back on, the country is faced with a devastating water crisis.

The Project

The Project

Werribee Sewage Farm No Longer Requires Toilet Duck As Mascot

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Great news for birdwatchers who love cross-over hits – there is a Eurasian tufted duck living at the Werribee Water Treatment Plant.

Health

Health

Your Reusable Water Bottle Is Probably Crawling With Germs

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Without them we'd likely be knee-deep in plastic waste, and very thirsty -- but did you know that the humble reusable water bottle has a dark and dirty side?

World

World

Flat Screen TVs, Furniture, Toys And Clothes Wash Up On Beaches

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Islanders have helped themselves to a whole heap of free goods after hundreds of containers fell off of a cargo ship.

National

National

Two Teenagers Hospitalised After Irukandji Jellyfish Stings

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Two teenagers have been airlifted from Queensland's Fraser Island suffering stings from the deadly Irukandji jellyfish.

National

National

Flush Taps To Avoid Lead-Contaminated Drinking Water

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A six-month-old warning to flush household taps for about 30 seconds in the morning to reduce exposure to lead in drinking water is "common sense", the government has said. 

Health

Health

Study Finds Some 'Healthy Waters' Are Actually Alarmingly High In Sugar

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You might think you're 'being healthy' by reaching for a bottle of fruit-flavoured water -- but you're not.

World

World

The Stunning Waterfall You Have To See To Believe

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The breathtaking Hukou waterfall is one destination you will want to add to your bucket list.

National

National

The Murray-Darling Basin Plan Is Again Under Fire. So What’s The Deal?

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The plan is again facing criticism for blowing out budgets and potentially wasting millions.

Drought Crisis

Drought Crisis

Sydney Water Levels Are Dropping, But Is There A Backup?

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Calls to enforce water restrictions a 'silly solution', says Utilities Minister.

National

National

Tiny Rural Town Says Fight For Its Water Is A Social Justice Issue

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As the Australian east coast suffers through a historic drought, a small rural town is fighting to keep its water out of bottles and in the ground.

Drought Crisis

Drought Crisis

Meet The Man Bringing Water To Desperate Farmers

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"They’re struggling … how much longer can they hold on for?"

World

World

Massive Lake Of Liquid Water Detected Under Mars' Surface

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If researchers are correct, this is the first time a large body of liquid water has been found on our neighbouring planet.

National

National

Fisherman Lost 200 km From Queensland Coast

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He has been missing since early Sunday morning.