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...
Samsung is throwing in the towel on Blu-ray players, in the U.S. at least."Samsung will no longer introduce new Blu-ray or 4K Blu-ray player models in the US market," the company told CNET, in response to an earlier report in Forbes. SEE ALSO: Welp,
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been one of the most outspoken critics of Amazon's now-abandoned HQ2 plan for New York City, and now the online mega-retailer is hitting back...nicely.
When Oscar voters cast their ballots ahead of the 91st Academy Awards on Feb. 24, Disney wants them to remember Incredibles 2."For your consideration" ads and social media posts are a common sight in the run-up to the big show every year.
Want a new basketball jersey? In the future, it may be as simple as pushing a button.NBA Commissioner Adam Silver showed off a concept for the "NBA jersey of the future" that does just that. Silver, who was speaking at the NBA's All-Star Technology Summit demoed the futuristic tech,
Uh-oh, this doesn't look good.You know how when you delete a Twitter DM and you're expecting it to, like, be erased and non-retrievable ever again? Turns out Twitter's still keeping archives of deleted DMs according to a security researcher who shared his discovery with TechCrunch.SEE ALSO:
5G phones — real ones you can actually buy soon — are coming.OnePlus and Samsung have already pledged to release 5G smartphones sometime in 2019, but LG might beat everyone to launching one first if a newly leaked image of its alleged 5G-ready V50 ThinQ ends up being real.SEE ALSO:
Oh Presidents' Day, the one day of the year when you can score mattresses at rock-bottom prices. We've decided to shake things up for 2019 and swap sleepy time for brain fuel: online courses, bundles, and e-learning packages.
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:
Futuremark 先前已經釋出一段預告短片，預告將推出 3DMark 測試軟體中的新測試基準項目 Sky Diver ，而在稍早此測試項目已經正式釋出；為何要推出介於 Cloud Gate 與 Fire Stroke 之間的 Sky Diver ， Futuremark 的表示 Sky Diver 是因應目前的測試項之間無法針對中階硬體提供合適的測試項，故新推出 Sky Diver 基準測試。
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Disney has finally revealed the voice of its next princessAuli'i Cravalho, 14, of Mililani, Hawaii, has been cast as the voice of Moana, the titular star of the studio's upcoming film. Dwayne Johnson, who also stars in the film,
The science world is all in a tizzy this week about the supposed discovery of an alien megastructure. It’s an intriguing theory, no doubt, but one deserving hefty amounts of skepticism. As we’ve learned before, inexplicable observations are all too often confused for aliens.