more about: Drought

Would you drink beer made with recycled wastewater?

A beer made with treated wastewater passed the taste test by international and Bay Area judges Thursday. Maverick’s Brewing Co. created a recycled-water version of their Tunnel Vision IPA.

4 ways to get spooky with pumpkins

Batman and his girlfriend, the two pumpkins pictured, have what it takes to set the tone for a fun Halloween party: A little mystery, thanks to a pair of store-bought black masks. Other ways to spook up your pumpkins… Dancing Skelly  Three pumpkins, joined together totem style, form this Halloween character who appears to kick up his heels on the front lawn. Use rebar stakes […]

In Bel-Air, one homeowner is using enough water to sustain 90 households

We’re picking our jaws up from our keyboards to bring you this: One homeowner in Bel-Air uses 11.8 million gallons of water a year—that’s 1,300 gallons an hour and enough for 90 households.

Fall gardening: 4 drought-busting plant combos for a cooler planet

Not to beat a dead lawn, but as summer temperatures were rising after two winters in a row of very low rainfall, the drought was never far from our minds in the West. So we reduced how often we watered our gardens … and lawn-shaming became a sport. But here’s the rub: Not watering our gardens—and allowing them to die—only heats up the […]