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Are public pools unhealthy?

Swimming, which strengthens the body while the water protects against injury, is often prescribed as physical therapy after injury or illness. But how hygienic are public pools?

Special Report: Climate Change

The fate of the planet hangs in the balance as nations struggle to find a way to curb our carbon emissions and slow disastrous global warming.

Not a drop to drink

Every second, there’s less available per person. How fair is your share?

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My tap water tastes funny

Water Affairs assures us our tap water is excellent and stringently tested, so why does it sometimes look cloudy or brownish, or taste or smell peculiar?

The Big Squat

Today is World Toilet Day, and it's no joke. Imagine this: you are stricken with acute, severe diarrhoea in a public place. The catch: there is no toilet. Where would you go?

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