Technology and ethics

UC and national lab to analyze snapshots of California from outerspace

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and its founder and historical partner, University of California at Berkeley, are proposing a technological measuring device from outer space to solve the ethical problem of the distribution of water in California. Satellite images, analyzed by their computers, will achieve one primary purpose beyond whatever funding LBNL skims off the top: they will provide more bedazzling information to water lawyers.

And, in drought years groundwater makes up to 60-percent of the state's water supply.