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A Parched State Looks to Regulate Private Water Drilling

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Drought-stricken California passes law on drilling for groundwater

Felicity Barringer for The New York Times: FRESNO, Calif. — The small prefab office of Arthur & Orum, a well-drilling outfit hidden in the almond trees and grapevines south of Fresno, has become a magnet for scores of California farmers in desperate need of water to sustain their crops. Looking at binders of dozens of orders for yet-to-be-drilled wells, Steve Arthur, a manager, said,......read more

Incredible Cave Photography by Robbie Shone

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British adventure photographer captures extreme underground environments around the world

Robbie Shone is attracted to places many of us would prefer to avoid. The Innsbruck-based British adventure photographer explores deep, dark underground caverns around the world, using creative lighting to capture the spaces as they have never been seen before. His caving adventures have led him to some of the deepest and longest cave systems known to man, including extreme locations in the Alps,......read more

Invention Harvests Electricity from Background Radiation

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Device could be used to beam power to remote locations or recharge phones wirelessly

Engineers at Duke University have designed a gadget that captures background radiation and converts it to useable electricity. Operating on the same principle as solar panels that capture light energy, the "metamaterial cells" can harvest microwaves with an efficiency of 36.8 percent -- the same efficiency as modern solar cells. The Daily Mail reports: The development raises exciting......read more

Stag Takes Dining Underground - and Beyond

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With a shared passion for sustainability, Stag Dining Group & SHFT team up at Sundance

The latest food rage that's sweeping the nation is taking place underground. Clandestine dinners are one-off events held at secret locations, where in-the-know guests rub elbows with like-minded diners. Next week, Stag Dining Group, Cocktail Lab, and FAIR. Spirits team up with SHFT at Sundance (in conjunction with Ford and W Residences Hollywood) to bring a shared......read more

Massive Underground Water Reserve Discovered in Kenya

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Aquifer discovery is a game-changer in a country plagued by drought

In some of the biggest environmental news of the year, the Kenyan government announced the discovery of a huge underground water reserve in Turkana, an arid region in the northern part of the country. It's so big, they say, that it could meet the arid country's water needs for the next 70 years. Scientists from UNESCO and the Kenyan government teamed up on the water-searching project. Using......read more

Cat Power, "I Found a Reason"

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Surf flick trailer features Chan Marshall covering Velvet Underground

Spotted this one the other day on Quality Peoples. It's the trailer for Glass Love, a 2006 surf movie directed by Andrew Kidman, featuring Cat Power doing her beautiful, plodding version of Velvet Underground's "I Found A Reason". Along with Cowboy Junkies' rendition of "Sweet Jane", it's surely one of the best VU covers of all time, and pairs perfectly with Kidman's mellow longboard......read more

'Lumigrids' Lights Up the Road While Cycling at Night

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LED projector helps cyclists avoid crashes by emitting a square grid on the ground ahead

Night cycling is about to get a whole lot safer (and more Tron-esque) thanks to Lumigrids, an LED projector developed by a team of engineers from Sichuan University. The device, which can be powered either by battery or by the rotation of the wheels, affixes to the bike's handlebars and projects a square grid on the ground ahead. As the road surface changes, the grid bends, curves and......read more

Gardens NYC: Patrick's Place

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Urban gardening comes up from underground.

There's nothing new about urban gardening. The Romans grew food on rooftops. Schoolyards and vacant lots have hosted veggie plots for centuries. So today's city agriculture explosion is really just a reclamation of our heritage. And nowhere is it more prevalent than Brooklyn, where Patrick Nagel (no, not that Patrick Nagel) gets his green thumb dirty every day. Born and raised near Detroit,......read more

Flood Balloon Could Plug Subway Tunnels

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Scientists are developing a "subway tampon" to halt underground flooding

For coastal communities, the new reality of a changing climate means dealing with the effects of rising seas and massive storms. Just ask New Yorkers. Fortunately, there are smart people around the world dreaming up ways to defend against storm surges and flooding. At West Virginia University, researchers are at work on a seemingly simple engineering concept aimed at halting floodwaters in......read more

Scout 150 Explorer Kit

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The ultra-portable solar charging kit from Ground Zero. $399.95

Goal Zero's Scout 150 Explorer Kit gives campers and adventurers a lightweight means to charge electronic devices. The durable charging system can be powered via solar energy, providing 150 hours of Power Pack storage capacity....read more

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