Tag: Desalination

FILE - This Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 false-color image from the European Space Agency's Sentinel-2 satellite via NASA, shows a brown burn scar from the Thomas fire north of the city of Ventura, Calif., at bottom center. The flames stand out starkly as smoke billows toward the Pacific Ocean and …

Pinkerton: Fixing California’s Wildfire Problem

As the 2017 wildfire season in California recedes in time, if not in memory, the 2018 wildfire season is looming into view. And so if you live in the Golden State—now the Scorched State, as more than 500,000 acres were burned in 2017—you should be worried about a fire-haunted future.

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Poll: California Voters Want More Climate Change Regulation

California Democrats are triggering nationwide criticism, and even ridicule, for passing aggressive laws and regulations on climate change. But a new poll reveals they are giving most Californians exactly what they want.

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Revealed: Largest Seawater Desalination Plant in America

CARLSBAD, CA — On Monday, the door of America’s new largest seawater desalination plant opened to journalists, elected officials and the public with the lofty promise of helping to solve California’s drought distress.

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Blue State Blues: Israel Solves the Water Puzzle

California will suffer severe shortages, with or without a warmer planet. We need to act soon. Water policy may not generate flashy headlines, and politicians who lay the foundations for reform may not be in office ten or twenty years from now, when credit is handed out. But it can be done. Israel has shown us how.

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San Diego: Save Water, Drink Sewage–and Pay More

San Diego’s City Council ruled this week that residents will soon be drinking recycled sewage, and paying for the pleasure of doing so. The council is raising water rates 16 per cent to pay for a new sewage recycling plant and a desalination plant in Carlsbad.

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California Desalination Plant Online in Next 30 Days

As Carlsbad’s $1 billion desalination plant is about to go online in the next 30 days, residents can look forward to paying for huge water subsidies to a private company for the next 30 years.

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Drought: Israeli Water Experts to Aid California

Israeli water technology experts will help California navigate through its worst drought in history. According to Ynet News, several Israeli water technology firms are already competing for contracts in the Golden State.

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Desalinization Debate Forces Environmentalists to Face Reality

Desalinization has emerged as an answer to the state’s chronic water shortages. As the Orange County Register notes, desalinization would provide a near-infinite supply of water at only twice the price. The main objection of environmentalists is that desalinization uses up to 50% more electricity, meaning more fossil fuels might be burned to make water, setting back efforts to fight climate change. It is an objection that is looking less and less serious.

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Desalination Gains Gov. Brown’s Support for Long-Term Drought Relief

With the Sierra Nevada snowpack at its lowest level since 1950, California Governor Jerry Brown announced last week that he would implement the first mandatory water reductions in state history. But Brown also called on districts to streamline permitting practices for water projects, and to invest in new water infrastructure technologies. Brown’s comments amount to his first vocal support for widespread desalinization.