Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016

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Can Google can solve drought with 'rain-catcher' boats?

Inventor of the system of "rain-catcher" boats, also described in the patent as rafts, is Kathleen Cooper, a product manager at Google's "X" lab for "moonshot" experiments. SILICON BEAT

Silicon Beat

Mercury News

Climate change and human water use spread the risk of catastrophic drought over much of the world. Who can save us? Possibly Google. The Mountain View tech colossus has received a patent for a system of ocean-going boats that would travel ocean currents, getting caught in the rain and delivering the precious liquid to collection centers.


Farmers, allies criticize state's river flow plan

Modesto Bee

Farmers and their allies packed a Modesto boardroom Tuesday night and laid into a state plan to boost river flows, telling Stanislaus County supervisors that the proposal would put thousands of people out of work and force farmers to increase well pumping.

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