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The Thrill-Seeking Bodysurfers of California’s Most Terrifying Wave

Meet the daredevils addicted to the iconic 'Wedge' surf break — no boards allowed.

Can San Francisco Stop Public Urination with Paint That Pees Back?

A special wall coating that sends your stream right back at you could be the key to ending SF’s notorious public waste problem. No one is more surprised than the people who...

The River Will Have the Last Word

Through deluge and drought, the legendary “Hawk Man of Iowa” has spent decades along a remote stretch of the Mississippi known as the Driftless Area. But can the river help...

The Fresh-Water Beast Beneath New York’s Streets

You’ve probably never heard of it, but the largest construction project in New York City history has claimed dozens of lives while chewing its way through bedrock for the past...

22,000 Days Without Drinking Water

Bolivia’s populist president has vowed to lift the fortunes of the rural poor. But high on the Andean plateau, one remote community still has no access to clean water—and one...

Water from Above

Taking a look up at New York's most omnipresent, and most ignored, infrastructure.