201115 Internet of Things in the Ocean
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How the Internet of Things has reached the ocean

Source: worldfishing.net Catalina Sea Ranch is the developer of the first offshore aquaculture facility in federally regulated waters of the United States. It holds a pioneering permit for developing 100 acres of ocean space approximately six miles offshore from Huntington Beach, California. This innovative company is developing an Ocean Internet …

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181115 Ag startups in Triangle
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Agricultural-focused startups are blossoming in the Triangle

Source: newsobserver.com North Carolina, and the Triangle in particular, has quietly blossomed into a hotbed of startups that are applying cutting-edge technology to agriculture. The state is home to at least 50 entrepreneurial agricultural technology companies, with 28 of those companies based in the Triangle, according to data compiled by …

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121115 Vertical Farming organic Chicago
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Get ready for organic indoor vertical farms

Source: ecowatch.com FarmedHere, a 90,000-square-foot space in Chicago, is not only the first organically-certified indoor vertical aquaponic farm in Illinois, it’s also the largest indoor farm in North America. The farm has expansion plans and the company wants to open 18 indoor vertical farms in cities across the US. “We want to …

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091115 Graphene desalination
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Desalination gets a graphene boost

Source: news.mit.edu With the intensifying drought in California, the state has accelerated the construction of desalination plants. Yet due to high construction and operating costs, as well as environmental concerns, we’re not likely to see reclaimed seawater represent more than a small fraction of America’s clean water reserves for some time …

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031115 technology-fight-california-drought
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How technology could help fight California’s drought

Source: tech.co As many know, the California drought has not ceased. It continues to decimate natural environments, hurt farms, and restrict daily life. As a result, the state of California is working to implement a number of low-tech measures that will help with the current lack of precipitation. One of …

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281015 Fog farming and sun
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Fog farming: Obama’s drought solution

Source: washingtonexaminer.com The Department of Agriculture says the solution to California’s drought problems could come from fog farming. Yes, harvesting “fog” is apparently a thing. Even secretary of agriculture Tom Vilsack was taken aback when he first heard about it as something the Obama administration is funding under his agency’s conservation …

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201015 California drought app
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Innovative technology to help save California from drought

Source: takepart.com A while back, artist Isaac Cordal placed some clay men in a puddle in Berlin. The result was both striking and dreadful in its forecast. ‘Politicians Debating Global Warming’ depicts a ring of gray-suited white men droning on in conversation with one another as the waters rise around …

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131015 Treated manure to drink
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Technology that lets you drink treated manure

Source: modernfarmer.com North Americans are waking up to the fact that water security isn’t just a problem in the developing world. On one side of the continent, drought has forced California to ration water and Great Plains cattle ranchers to reduce their herds. On the other, toxic run-off from northeastern …

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100915 water tap
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Costly overreach hurts water, agriculture and tech industries

Source: ocregister.com The immense commercial applications for small, unmanned aerial vehicles are just starting to be realized. Senate Bill 142, authored by state Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara, would dampen investment in these technologies, hindering the vast potential benefits for California’s economy. California is home to some of the most …

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230715 On Target sprayer
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California drought spurs technology on the farm

Source: Wall Street Journal It has been two decades since Willie Hartman started making farm equipment that helps growers conserve water, but sales didn’t take off until the past four years. Credit goes, in part, to California’s worst drought in at least half a century. Farmers in the Golden State’s $45 …

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