Tony Gutierrez/AP There were plenty of winners and losers this week, with a pair of analysts waxing kindly on the prospects for the world's leading consumer electronics company and the top dog in single-serve coffee brewers issuing an embarrassing product recall. Show More Summary
Does anything really happen in the last two weeks of the year? If it did, would you care? Welcome to Brain Dead Fortnight, two weeks of mental vacation. A wise merman once said, "Moisture is the essence of wetness and wetness is the essence of beauty." He wasn't wrong. Since... More »
"When are you back in the water?" Scott texted me. I haven't sailed or paddled in six weeks, largely due to being on the wrong end of a knife in a dark alley. There were three of them...you should see...
Last week, New York Democratic governor Andrew Cuomo banned the practice in his state of hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" -- blasting chemical laden water deep beneath the Earth at extreme pressures in order to crack rock and release natural gas. The move followed a report from the New York Department of Health, finding "significant uncertainties about the […]
J.J. Watt continues to make his MVP case against Baltimore. The Baltimore Ravens have managed to keep their heads above water in the competitive AFC North. They face one of their biggest challenges of the season this week as they travel to Houston to take on J.J. Show More Summary
How to say ‘This is crap!’ in different cultures, from the Harvard Business Review (click to enlarge). Click here for this week’s water news summary! “If you can’t reduce a difficult geological or other problem to just one 8.5 x 11-inch...Show More Summary
Though most white sharks have left the waters off Massachusetts, several great whites remains in the area, and one of them was photographed from the air earlier this week, swimming near Chatham Harbor inlet. The great white was sighted...Show More Summary
Here is an interesting graphic from AGI. I won't attempt to explain it. Consider it my holiday gift to you. User's Guide - if you are new to this summary: Each of the items here is a Tweet from my WaterWired Twitter account for the week ending today, arranged...
Q: I have a koi pond. I replace about 10 percent of the water weekly. Can this water be used safely on lawns? A: Your lawn will love it! Lots of gardeners have experimented with aquaponic systems where “fish water” is used to fertilize vegetables. I foresee no problems using the pond water on your […]
We have just two weeks left in the 2014 NFL season, and they won't be without drama for some of the major awards. Sure, some players have all but sewn up certain honors, but some uncharacteristic performances have muddied the watersShow More Summary
I write two reviews a week — on Sunday, a new restaurant; and on Thursday an Update on a previously reviewed restaurant. In between I check out other new restaurants and pay unannounced visits to previous Top 100 restaurants to see if they are still as good as I remember. I’m happy to report that […]
The need to replace the Baltimore & Potomac Tunnel that winds its way beneath West Baltimore became evident once again this week, as crews descended on a portion of the nearly 150-year-old rail bore to conduct emergency track work.
Funding for the EPA BEACH Grants program was saved by Congress for the third year in a row, with the passage of the $1.1 trillion federal spending bill this week. State and local beach water quality monitoring and public notification programs remain in business for at least another year. Show More Summary
A single great white shark has been repeatedly observed lurking off Warnbro Sound in Western Australia over the last week, prompting locals to question why the oceanic predator had decided to make its temporary home in the waters off Perth. Show More Summary
A massive storm pounded drought-plagued California last week, but it hasn’t eased long-term concerns over the state’s ongoing water issues. During the Almond Conference in Sacramento, Wednesday’s session on “Water: Policy and Politics”...Show More Summary
SpongeBob SquarePants has been on the air for 15 years and during that time has featured some changes of the guard in terms of its creative team. This week, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge out of Water director Paul Tibbitt announced that a former showrunner will be returning. Click To Continue Reading
A mystery sea creature seen on Google Earth is suspected to have caused an unexplained wake in New Zealand’s ocean waters. Opposing Views reports that last week an unusual wake was seen at Oke Bay of the Bay of Islands located in the Far North District of the country’s North Island. Show More Summary
We have a winner for my first weekly Instagram photography contest. Congratulations goes to Joey Choo! She has won a Lonely Planet ebook of her choice! A photo posted by Joey Choo (@joeycypphotography) on Jun 6, 2014 at 5:33am PDT The theme for this week’s contest is: Mountains. The winner this week will get two [...]
BEIJING — As if “nut rage” weren’t bad enough, Asia got another dose of air rage this week when Chinese tourists went berserk on a flight to Thailand, scalding a flight attendant with noodles and hot water and then threatening to bomb the plane, apparently because they were unhappy about their seating arrangements.Read full article >>
I am recovering from my four days at NWGA’s Groundwater Expo in Las Vegas, where Oregon State University colleague Dorthe Wildenschild (shown here) gave her farewell Darcy Lecture. The big West Coast storm wreaked a lot of havoc yesterday, including an ‘exciting’ landing for me at Portland International Airport last night. Show More Summary