(Rubs hands together in excitement.)
While many drought-concerned residents of California are using leftover bongwater to water their plants and wait for a second or third pee to occur before flushing toilets, some piece of shit in Bel-Air has used almost 12 million gallons of precious agua — in one year alone.
California Assembly Member Shannon Grove is generating cascades of headlines over the last couple days for her very reasonable, well thought-out, scientific point of view that her state’s crippling drought is caused by abortion. She’s been defending that view to her constituents on Facebook, which, again — great plan.
Attention all average, water-using folks who live in Southern California: droughtshaming just got a bit more Hunger Games, thanks to formerly friendly neighbors who’ve bypassed the celebrity cogwheel and have instead taken to ratting each other out.
This weekend, the New York Times published two laughably conflicting articles about California—one from the Style section on the happy-go-lucky migration westward of New York City’s “creative class,” and one that looks at a state going brown, well into the fourth year of its historically ruinous drought.
Humanity is Awful-Fest 2014 is still going strong! This time, a couple in California are being punished for attempting to conserve water and not watering their lawn.
California is currently laboring under a brutal drought. It's not just a regional problem, either, considering how much of the nation's food the state produces. And so many farmers—including the Bronco Wine Co., makers of Two Buck Chuck—are turning to dowsers, a.k.a. "water witches."
If we weren't before, we should probably all be worrying about the ozone layer right about now: the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports that this past October was the fifth warmest ever, tied with the one in 2008. One repercussion of this unseasonably warm trend, says an analyst at Weather…
Depending on your perspective, the most recent drought has wrought some pretty interesting stuff. For instance, did you know that now, because corn prices are so high, feed rations for beef and dairy cows have consequently become prohibitively expensive? And, as a result, a lot of U.S. cattlemen have been…
I'm back from the sunny shores of Lake Superior, a place brimming with walleyes and Dairy Queens and sweet corn, and now feel horribly guilty for my vacation gluttony upon reading that the rise of global food prices coinciding with an East African drought have driven women into prostitution, and with that exchange of…