Californians Cut Their Water Use By an Incredible 29% This May

The latest figures from the California drought are in — and throughout the month of May, California residents successfully cut their water consumption by an incredible 29%, officials with the State Water Resources Control Board announced. According to the LA Times, the news offers hope that the state’s residents may be able to meet the […]

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Family Camping Vacation Tips That Will Make Your Trip Perfect

It’s high summer in the U.S., which means one thing — camping season. Family camping trips are one of the most popular choices for American families, with camping days spent together totaling 534.9 million in the year 2011 alone. However, camping with kids requires some special planning, so read on for some recommendations for having […]

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Oxon Hill Sewage Pipe Spilled 15,000 Gallons of Sewage Into the Potomac River

The Potomac River received some unwelcome waste after a sewer main near Oxon Hill, Maryland sprung a leak. TheBayNet.com reports that last month, residents of Oxon Hill were advised to avoid certain parts along the Potomac as repair crews were hard at work stopping the leak. Workers from the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) faced […]

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California’s Drought Worsens as Farmers Sue the State and the State Fines Farmers

In the latest installment of Drought Drama faced by nine major Californian cities, politicians have been frantically trying to privatize and optimize water supplies by means of imposing legal regulations and fines — all while farmers are ignoring the regulations and big corporations are passively accepting the fees that are now result from excess water […]

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Celebrities With Lush Lawns Become Targets of California #DroughtShaming on Social Media

The prevalence of social media has led to a whole lot of shaming. From fat shaming, to diet shaming, to even bully shaming, just about anything and anyone can be shamed nowadays, even celebrities who waste water in the midst of California’s historic drought. As California enters its fourth year of a severe drought, #droughtshaming […]

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Skyrocketing Housing Prices in Silicon Valley Force Single Mom Into a Garage

In many places across the U.S., a garage is seen as a luxury, an additional space that provides convenience and adds value to one’s home. In fact, an estimated 53% of home buyers today say they look for homes with two-car garages. But in Silicon Valley, CA, the home of tech giants like Google and […]

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Photo of Weasel “Riding” Woodpecker Takes Internet by Storm, Spawns Spin-Off Memes

Photography is a massive worldwide industry, employing about 224,893 people in the U.S. alone. But it’s an amateur photo snapped in Essex, England, that’s currently taking the Internet by storm. The photo in question shows a weasel “riding” on the back of a woodpecker, and was taken by Martin Le-May, who captured the moment while on a walk in […]

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Fishermen in Great Lakes Areas Are Seeing Fuller Salmon Runs in 2014 Fishing Season

As the cooler autumn weather arrives, most Americans begin transitioning into indoor activities — except for hunters and fishers, of course. The opening day of hunting season tends to get more media attention than the fishing season, but as fishermen throughout the Great Lakes region begin encountering unexpected full streams of salmon, this popular outdoor […]

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Eight Year Old Young Man Beats Professional Bowling Competition

Today, there are over 100 million bowlers in more than 90 countries around the world, but one young man is standing tall above the rest. Rylan Breese, an 8 year old from Wilmington, North Carolina, beat out the competition at the South Region Pro-Am bowling tournament in the beginning of August at Waccamaw Lanes in Myrtle Beach, […]

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EPA Readies New Emissions Standards for Existing Power Plants

As deadline approaches, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is putting the finishing touches on its new climate rule that would require existing power plants to drastically reduce their carbon emissions, as well as grant flexibility to states and companies in how they choose to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to a May 21 Washington Post […]

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