31 May 2013

Speed blogging

  1. Rebuilding after Sandy requires that people consider the cost of rebuilding AND paying for insurance to reflect risk. They are unhappy, but reality bites.

  2. Very cool: Farmers can soon use their smart phone to test for soil moisture -- and data can provide regional maps. Related: crowdsourcing power plant data for calculating carbon outputs.

  3. Women, water and political rights in India

  4. "They came for the water, but were they misinformed?" Nice article on the problems with -- and solutions to -- water scarcity in the US.

  5. The EPA is looking at the value importance of water in the US economy. The technical papers use interesting methods. I wonder what EPA will do with this project?
H/Ts to JF, DL, BT and JV

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