“Republic of Thirst” is a three-part series made possible by a generous fellowship from the Robert Novak Foundation. Part 1 of this series explored current debates about the allocation of California’s scarce water resources. Part 2 explored whether the water supply could be expanded by building new reservoirs. Part 3 explores whether California might alleviate its chronic water shortages — which could become even worse in the future — by “creating” new water resources, using desalination and recycling. (Further acknowledgments appear below.)The cold, wet, snowy winter of 2018-2019 turned out to be an inauspicious time to write about California’s chronic water shortages. Relentless storms across the state in January 2019 brought the Sierra Nevada snowpack to 119 percent of the April 1 average, and the rain and snow only continued: some areas reported their snowiest February ever. Still, scarcity is never more than one dry winter … [Read more...] about Republic of Thirst, Part 3: ‘Creating’ New Water for California Through Innovation
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The Closs home, on U.S. Highway 8 about a mile west of the town of Barron. (Google Image) Jayme Closs in a recent photograph displayed at press conferences by the sheriff in Barron County, Wisconsin. Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Jayme Closs, undated photo. (Barron County Sheriff's Office) Jayme Closs, undated photo. (Barron County Sheriff's Office) Jayme Closs. (Courtesy of Barron County Sheriff’s Department via AP) Images of cars similar to one "vehicle of interest," displayed at a Barron County Sheriff's Office press conference on Oct. 22. The other vehicle is a Dodge Challenger, red or orange. (From Facebook video) Show Caption of Expand By The Associated Press | PUBLISHED: January 11, 2019 at 5:28 am | UPDATED: January 11, 2019 at 6:07 am By TODD RICHMOND, Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin teenager missing for nearly three months after her parents were killed in the family home was found alive … [Read more...] about Jayme Closs: How she was found after 3 months missing
caption Larry Ellison. source Ezra Shaw/Getty Images Larry Ellison, the founder and CTO of Oracle, just joined his “close friend” Elon Musk on Tesla’s board of directors. It’s the latest development in one of the most interesting careers in Silicon Valley and beyond. Here’s how Ellison went from two-time college dropout to an international jet-setting, yacht-racing playboy. On Friday, Larry Ellison, the 74-year-old billionaire cofounder of Oracle, officially joined his “close friend” Elon Musk on the board of directors at Tesla – putting another feather in the cap for one of the most interesting men in tech. Whether yacht racing or buying whole Hawaiian islands or trash-talking competitors, there’s always a good chance we’ll be surprised with what Ellison does next. At the time of writing, Forbes pegs his net worth at about $56 billion. Here’s how he went … [Read more...] about The rise of Larry Ellison, the jet-setting 74-year-old billionaire founder of Oracle who just joined Tesla’s board of directors
CANBERRA, Australia -- A shark has killed a man in an island harbor on Australia's Great Barrier Reef where two tourists were mauled on consecutive days in September. The spate of attacks has left authorities struggling to explain an apparent escalation in danger in an internationally-renowned vacation destination. The 33-year-old victim was among 10 friends who set out from Airlie Beach on the Queensland state mainland on Monday morning on a rented yacht to sail themselves on a five-day cruise through the idyllic Whitsunday Islands, Police Inspector Steve O'Connell said. They anchored 14 miles from Airlie Beach in Cid Harbor, intending to spend their first night in the popular, protected anchorage on Whitsunday Island, the uninhabited largest island in the group, he said. Surfer makes it back to beach with both legs mauled by shark The victim was taking turns with a woman standing on a paddle board or swimming in the harbor late Monday afternoon. He had dived into the water to … [Read more...] about Shark kills man in 3rd attack in Australia vacation hotspot in 3 months
Pure Google Flagship standard Google refreshed its hardware and jumped to a 6.3-inch 18.5:9 display — but it's not all about size, the display is dramatically better as well. The rest of the phone builds on all of Google's strengths: simple hardware, capable specs, smooth software and an amazing camera experience front and back. It also added wireless charging and kept stereo speakers. $899 at Google Store Pros Large, high-quality screen Great camera Stereo speakers Wireless charging Sizable battery Cons No headphone jack Very large display notch Limited carrier availability The Galaxy S9+ is the flagship phone all Androids are inevitably compared to. It consistently outsells the competition for a reason: it has every feature and spec people want, with few caveats. Build quality, performance, specs and features are all here, plus a great camera and well-known brand to wrap it all together. $750 at Amazon Pros Amazing display Great dual cameras SD card slot … [Read more...] about Google Pixel 3 XL vs. Samsung Galaxy S9+: Which should you buy?