Meter Reading: How Satellites Can Help Farmers Save Water, Another Chesapeake Perk Discovered, and More
Photo by Terrence Henry for StateImpact Texas
A farm in Lamar County, Texas.
Trial Balloon: A Tiny Geoengineering Experiment – “Two Harvard professors said Tuesday they were developing a proposal for what would be a first-of-its-kind field experiment to test the risks and effectiveness of a geoengineering technology for intervening in the earth’s climate.” — New York Times
Satellites Helping Save Water on California Farms – “To help farmers like Pereira, engineers at NASA and CSU Monterey Bay are developing an online tool that can estimate how much water a field might need. Here’s how it works: satellites orbiting the earth take high-resolution pictures — so detailed that you can zoom in to a quarter of an acre.” — KQED’s Climate Watch
Chesapeake board changes could trigger bonus windfall for many – “A group of about 1,600 employees is guaranteed a unique type of payment if the company changes hands, internal Chesapeake documents reviewed by Reuters show.” — Reuters