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This surfer looks like he's standing on water

Here’s a fun surf video of Tommy Witt surfing on his longboard and pulling fun tricks that make him look like he’s not even surfing but just riding the waves with his own two feet. The board kind of just disappears into the wave and it leaves him looking like he’s just standing there, on top of the water. » 8/04/15 8:41pm Yesterday 8:41pm

I Want To Build All These Amazing Alternative Lighthouses

A new lighthouse would probably be a fitting memorial to the 2012 sinking of the Costa Concordia off the coast of Italy. Open-idea competition platform matterbetter has been running a contest to design a new lighthouse concept to live at the spot where the ship capsized, and while the entries aren’t realistic, they’re… » 8/03/15 10:00pm Monday 10:00pm

In The Rush To Kill Their Lawns, Californians Are Killing Their Trees

The good news yesterday that California cut urban water use by 27% came with a sad asterisk. In their frenzy to disable their sprinklers and eradicate every inch of water-sucking grass from their drought-plagued yards, Californians are accidentally killing their trees. And some of them are falling over dead. » 7/31/15 8:06pm Friday 8:06pm

This DIY Fog Catcher Harvests Water from the Air

Fog-catching technologies have been used for centuries to gather moisture in deserts; we’ve even explored how they might mitigate the effects of drought. But the issue with introducing them into our cities is a matter of scale: Fog catchers need to be particularly large to catch a significant amount of water, and it’s… » 7/28/15 4:45pm 7/28/15 4:45pm

Water Rip-Off! Belfast Hotel Charges £26 for Bottle of Melted Ice

According to the United Nations, 783 million people lack access to clean water, and 2.5 billion people worldwide have inadequate sanitation. At the same time, the cataclysm of climate change grows ever nearer as the narcissistic complacency of our species prevents the collective action necessary to head off future… » 7/26/15 1:00pm 7/26/15 1:00pm

You Can Still Find Groundwater in California, But It'll Cost You

So your taps have run dry in the drought and you desperately need more water for your family. Why not just dig another well? For starters, the cost of digging a well might be more than you paid for your house. And then there’s another issue: No matter how deep you dig, someone with more money is gonna dig one deeper… » 7/24/15 7:40pm 7/24/15 7:40pm

Heavy Rains Destroy Major Freeway Bridge In Southern California

Areas of Southern California saw rare summer thunderstorms this weekend, with rainfall that broke July records all over the state. So much rainfall, in fact, that flash flooding dislodged a bridge and collapsed a section of the 10 Freeway—the major east-west freeway that links Los Angeles and Phoenix. » 7/20/15 5:00pm 7/20/15 5:00pm

Seeing a giant stingray eat a crab is like seeing a UFO abduct a person

And here I thought stingrays were jolly surfers of the ocean. Not to crabs! Watch as this giant stingray catch a spider crab and vacuum suck the poor crab right into the stingray’s mouth. It’s like one minute the crab is there, the next he’s been vaporized. Poor crab was too busy molting to realize the UFO of the sea… » 7/15/15 8:39pm 7/15/15 8:39pm

How Much Rain Would End the Drought?

What’s the best way to get people to stop watering their lawns? Why aren’t we investing in desalination? Will we ever get used to the idea of drinking our own (recycled) pee? And most importantly, when will this drought be over? You had a lot of questions about water, so we turned to two experts to get us all some… » 7/14/15 2:00pm 7/14/15 2:00pm

Watch a hammerhead shark swim in the ocean from the shark's perspective

The coolest thing about being a shark is that you can swim around all you want in the ocean and you don’t have to be afraid of, well, sharks. That’s only semi-true but look at this hammerhead shark moseying about on the ocean floor and it passes by all its shark friends without a worry in the world. No one messes with… » 7/10/15 12:57am 7/10/15 12:57am

Tom Selleck Investigated for Stealing Water for His Estate [PHOTOS]

The rich are taking desperate measures to keep themselves wet during California’s drought: keeping usage data hidden, wasting water in defiance, and even buying extra water to keep their acreage verdant. But stealing water directly from the city? Who would go so low? Tom Selleck, according to a complaint filed against… » 7/08/15 3:40pm 7/08/15 3:40pm

Abandoned Golf Courses Are Being Transformed into Solar Farms

Golf is a dying sport, and country club memberships are seen as an elitist relic of the past. But cultural changes are only one reason golf courses are falling out of favor: The chemical-laden, water-guzzling greens are especially irresponsible for areas hit by drought. Here’s an idea from Japan for those sunny green… » 7/07/15 3:02pm 7/07/15 3:02pm