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Drought inspires creative suggestions to address water shortage
Drought inspires creative suggestions to address water shortage

Last month, after Gov. Jerry Brown ordered Californians to cut back their water use, a retired engineering professor in Carmel revived a decades-old proposal for easing the drought: icebergs. He wrote to officials urging them to consider towing giant hunks of ice across the ocean to California, a fantastical concept that has never quite gained steam. The suggestion was dutifully filed away in a database of drought-relief ideas sent from around the state and nation, compiled since the beginning of last year. With the drought threatening every aspect of Californians' lives — how long they stay in the shower and what food they eat — it's not surprising that so many...

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