The weekly U.S. Drought Monitor is out, and the statistics are exceptionally grim for California and parts of the SouthwestFor the first time in the 15-year history of the monitor, 100% of California is experiencing "moderate" to "exceptional" drought.
At this point, we all know that California's superdrought is bad—really bad . We don't yet know how Californians are going to cope with the consequences. According to a recent billion dollar allocation of taxpayer money for water recycling programs, drinking toilet water is one way.Read more...
The West has been suffering from a severe drought since 2013 and, in some cases, much longer than that. Conditions are particularly acute in California, where close to 60% of the state is experiencing "exceptional" drought after three years of below average rainfall.
If you live in California, you will soon be subject to a $500-per-day fine for washing down your driveway and sidewalk, watering your outdoor landscapes, or turning on your outdoor fountain (unless the water is recirculated).The state is in one of its worst droughts on record, with no end in sight.
On this dry July day, news about the drought that's engulfed most of the western United States continues to get worse. But how do we know how extensive the current megadrought is? We actually can measure from the sky, but not in the way you think.Read more...
Do you remember where you were when you first realized the severity of the drought in the Western US? I would guess that you weren’t staring at a cloudless sky or a dry faucet. You were probably looking at a photo of Folsom Lake.Read more...
Drastic times call for drastic measures. The California State Water Resources Control Board has proposed a $1.5 million fine against a water district for stealing water in the midst of the state's historic drought.
The California drought will deprive the state's thirsty farmers of 6.6 million acre-feet of surface water, which works out to a whopping 2.2 trillion gallons — enough to fill 60 million average-sized swimming pools, a new study revealed.
The drought is no longer a California problem. The Colorado River, which supplies water to one-eighth of the country’s population, is now reporting record low water levels. The US needs a little perspective when it comes to how bad this is going to get. Luckily we have one: Australia.Read more...
Faced with one of the state's worst droughts on record, some Californians have taken extreme measures to force their neighbors to use less water: publicly shaming them on social media, using the hashtag #DroughtShamingThe trend does not have the backing of water authorities, however.
11 trillion. 11,000,000,000,000. However, you wrap your brain around it, that number is hard to fathom. But that's how many gallons of water California's three-year drought has sucked from the Earth, according to NASA.Read more...
When it comes to deals, Walmart does not mess around. You can find just about anything at Walmart — from furniture and appliance to pet supplies and cameras — and for some pretty good prices, too. Unlike other retailers (ahem Amazon), Walmart always offers free two-day shipping for orders over $35.
Ever since Netflix announced that it picked up Umbrella Academy, the super weird gothy superhero sibling story by My Chemical Romance's Gerard Way and artist Gabriel Bá,
Trevor Noah says he's in "a little bit of trouble with the French government." Well...kind of. After cracking some jokes about France's 2018 World Cup win,
It’s now been over three months since the Trump administration decided to prosecute every migrant entering the U.S. without permission. That policy, known as "zero tolerance," led to the separation of children from their parents,
Netflix is going back to its roots with a revamped TV interface.Yesterday, the streaming giant announced a brand-new look for those who use the service on a TV. It's officially launching today, but it will take Netflix some time to push the new user interface out to all compatible smart TVs,
On paper, Apple's new 15-inch MacBook Pro appears to be a monster of a laptop, configurable with a powerful Intel eighth-generation Core i9 six-core processor.But it turns out shelling out an extra $400 to upgrade to the beefier CPU isn't worth it.
Midterm elections are coming and Michelle Obama wants everybody to cast a ballot.The former FLOTUS is assembling an all-star team of celebrities — including Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tom Hanks, Janelle Monáe, and more — to help register voters across the country.Together,
Art historians have recovered a collection of lost Andy Warhol paintings, which were never turned into physical prints, from 30-year-old Amiga floppy disks.In 1985,
This year's long, brutal winter may mean the country's headed for pollen eruption and a harsh allergy season in the spring, doctors say.The freezing temperatures of the prolonged winter may have delayed the blooming of trees, and now that it's finally warming up,
Facebook Messenger. WhatsApp. Paper. Instagram. And now: Moves.Facebook announced Thursday that it has acquired Moves, a popular fitness tracking app, as part of its broader strategy to operate a set of standalone applications in addition to the flagship Facebook app.See also:
mendax sends this excerpt from a New York Times op-ed: "like Napster in the late 1990s, [torrent-streaming app Popcorn Time] offered a glimpse of what seemed like the future, a model for how painless it should be to stream movies and TV shows online.
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Israeli startup 365Scores, which offers a fully localised mobile app to keep sports fans in the loop, has scored a funding round of its own. Read More
schwit1 sends word that California governor Jerry Brown has vetoed legislation that would have required warrants for surveillance using unmanned drones. In his veto message (PDF), Brown said, "This bill prohibits law enforcement from using a drone without obtaining a search warrant,
The U.S. economy put up another solid jobs reports on Friday, logging its ninth-straight month of adding more than 200,000 private-sector position. Wages, however, continue to lag, which means that despite things getting better, the average American is not seeing much of an improvement.
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