In this radio report on the use of the expensive, controversial strategy of desalination to meet California's water needs in an epic drought, KQED's science reporter speaks with the mayor of Carmel, a V.P. of Poseidon Water, and an environmentalist.
Apr 18, 2015 NPR-Morning Edition
It should come as no surprise that Eduardo Porter, who writes the Economic Scene column for The New York Times, is not enamoured by technological silver bullets like desalination as ways for California to survive it's four-year plus drought.
Apr 9, 2015 The New York Times - Economy
The Wall Street Journal examines desalination efforts on the Central and South Coasts, starting with the reactivation of a Santa Barbara plant. Notwithstanding criticisms on costs and environmental damage, eight plants have been built since 2006.
Mar 4, 2015 The Wall Street Journal
Texas is booming—its growth in people and jobs puts it in a league of its own. But another set of growth data pales by comparison: Infrastructure, particularly in the water and transportation needed to accommodate the growth, is woefully lacking.
Apr 30, 2014 The Wall Street Journal - U.S. News
Arid Australia is investing big-time in a water desalination project that will attempt to ease some of the country's water woes.
Jul 12, 2010 The New York Times
Desalinization is a costly process because of the massive electricity needed to make it work. A Canadian startup believes it can cut that cost by 80% with a thermo-ionic process.
Mar 1, 2010 The Los Angeles Times
A large water desalination plant has been approved in Southern California, where water supplies are historically low and the population is high.
Aug 11, 2008 MSNBC