The Night Heron was a pop-up speakeasy hidden in a water tower high atop a building in Manhattan. Open for just six weeks starting in late March, the illegal establishment entertained small groups of guests with drinks and live music, all in the confines of a wooden water tower. The only way to access the [...]
A Chinese fishing vessel seized by a group of North Koreans in Chinese waters about two weeks ago was released on Tuesday, China’s Xinhua news agency said.
Nate Diaz found himself in hot water last week when he took to Twitter and called Bryan Caraway, the "biggest fag in the world" after "Kid Lightning" became the recipient of a $65,000 in "Submission of the Night" bonus after Pat Healy...Show More Summary
The term speakeasy has long since been co-opted by over-eager publicists desperate to brand fledgling restaurants with some indie cred. But a venture that truly lives up to the title unfolded over the course of six weeks this spring inside one of the NYC skyline's ubiquitous features: the water tower. Show More Summary
There must be something in the water lately and if there is, we need to get ourselves a big ol’ glass of it: Just last week a customer left a $446 tip on a $6 Steak ‘N Shake bill, and now another generous patron has splashed out with a $1,000 tip on a $60 restaurant tab so the waitress … [More]
In an era of parity, each week of MLB action delivers new highs, lows and an abundance of narratives to dissect over the water cooler on Monday mornings. The sport lacks truly dominant teams, so it's hard to totally bury any team, with...Show More Summary
A day at the beach can do wonders. After an intense week, it was time to go sniff salt air and watch ocean water move. As a sign of maturity, I did not get a sunburn or scorch my soles on hot asphalt or boardwalks. Amazing, how one can mature so much in just one [...]
In last week’s post, Power to the people: Upgrade options for your electrical system, I wrote about various ways to increase your electrical capacity while dry-camping (boondocking). Now we will move on to drinking water, that natural resource that will limit your consecutive boondocking days unless you are Moses and can strike a stone with [...]
I might suggest that we first take a deep breath and make an effort to put the events of the past week in some perspective, but I know it wouldn't do any good. There is blood in the water and in deeply partisan Washington, the struggle for advantage and power always trumps reality.
Early again this week! Headed to Cape Cod, MA, so I’ll be on a plane most of the day. This will be the last weekend to submit an abstract for the AWRA Annual Conference. The abstract submission site will stay open through 19 May. No more excuses! Click here for the weekly water news summary. Enjoy! “Excellence [...]Show More Summary
Early again this week! Headed to Cape Cod, MA, so I'll be on a plane most of the day. Today is the last day to submit an abstract for the AWRA Annual Conference. The abstract submission site will stay open through 17 May. No more excuses! Note - if you...
It's already been a month since the Boston Marathon bombing. It was a harrowing day (and week with the ensuing manhunt), which I recounted...
Water and electricity: historically, not a great combo! But Antonin Fourneau, a French artist and engineer, combines both to remarkable ends in his installation, Water Light Graffiti, which landed in New York this week. Read more...
Some members of Congress consistently vote against clean water, and many others are reliable champions. The senators profiled below were the biggest surprises in their vote to block protections for our nation's waterways.
For the first time in over a decade, the full U.S. Senate this week voted on legislation aimed squarely at blocking protections against polluting a...
Tiger Woods and his girlfriend, Lindsey Vonn, kicked off the week with a relaxing afternoon on the water in Palm Beach. On Tuesday, the duo went boating on Tiger's yacht, Solitude, with his kids, Charlie and Sam. Tiger lounged shirtless while he fished off the side of the vessel, and Lindsey was spotted snapping pictures from the dock in her bikini. Show More Summary
History was made in a flash earlier this week, when the Navy’s jet-powered X-47B drone flew off an aircraft carrier for the first time. The official Navy video of the event lasted all of 10 seconds. But actual recordings of history are far more profound when there’s a long period of anticipation before the key event. Show More Summary
According to a joint World Health Organization/UNICEF report issued this week, an estimated 768 million people relied on unimproved drinking-water sources in 2011, with 185 million of these relying on surface water to meet their daily drinking-water needs. Show More Summary
Climate change has been impacting global fisheries for the past four decades by driving species towards cooler, deeper waters, according to University of British Columbia scientists. In a Nature study published this week, UBC researchers...Show More Summary
The slick Detroit duo Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. released their Patterns EP last week, and we posted their tracks “If You Didn’t See Me (Then You Weren’t On The Dancefloor)” and “Hiding.” And now they’ve got a charming if slightly disjointed video for the EP track “Dark Water,” one that has the two band members [...]