Water

Monks in hot water over livestream

Monks in hot water over livestream Wisecracks on politics and current affairs watched on Facebook by 200,000 not a hit with everyone Phra Maha Sompong Two “celebrity” monks are in hot water over their live-streaming session laced with political messages and punctuated by giggling in what has been defended by some as unorthodox preaching methods…

Is Sparkling Water Good for You?

It’s the age-old question: sparkling or still? Sparkling definitely has a fancy factor, but is sparkling water good for you? According to nutritionists, it is—with a couple of caveats. Sparkling water is slightly different from your favorite seltzer, if you want to get technical, flavored or not. The latter is plain old water made fizzy by…

SoCal water officials declare supply alert…

An aerial view of drought’s effect at Hemenway Harbor on Lake Mead, which is at its lowest level in history. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)Southern California’s powerful water agency on Tuesday issued a supply alert, calling on the region to conserve vital resources and prepare for continued drought — a move that brings…

Mandatory water rules hit Bay Area…

One of the largest water districts in the San Francisco Bay Area announced mandatory restrictions Wednesday and declared a water shortage emergency, signaling the seriousness of drought conditions across the region and state after two consecutive dry winters. The Board of Directors for Santa Clara Valley Water District, which serves 2 million customers, unanimously approved a…