San Diego is building a massive $1 billion desalination plant to fight severe drought

May 13, 2015 by  
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As the drought in California reaches desperate proportions, San Diego County has undertaken to build the largest desalination plant in the western hemisphere, one which will transform 50 million gallons of seawater into drinking water each day. While the $1 billion Carlsbad Desalination Project will help secure safe drinking water for 300,000 people in southern California, opponents have cited concerns that the plant will be hugely energy hungry, harm marine life, boost water bills and may not actually be needed. Read the rest of San Diego is building a massive $1 billion desalination plant to fight severe drought Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: california drought , california water , carbon emissions , carlsbad desalination project , desalination environment , desalination plants , global warming , jerry brown , poseidon water , southern california water , water restrictions

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10 solutions to tackle the California drought

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As California enters the fourth year of the worst drought in the state’s history, NASA estimates that 11 trillion gallons of water will be needed to recover from this arid rut. While Governor Jerry Brown has implemented a series of wide-ranging measures aimed at curbing water usage , there are efforts underway to engineer the state out of its drought. Some are fairly well-tested— desalination, for example —while others, such as William Shatner’s proposed $30 billion Seattle-Lake Mead pipeline , seem straight-up wacky. Read on to learn more about the good, the bad and the weird big-picture ideas for addressing California’s drought . Read the rest of 10 solutions to tackle the California drought Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: andes water , aqua science , aquifer , Aquifers and Wells , atmospheric water generation , bernard vonnegut , Bottled Water , california agriculture , california drought , carlsbad , chile fog , Climate Change , cloud-seeding , desalination plant , dew harvest , diagram of groundwater , drought solutions , fog catcher , fog collector , geoengineering , geoengineering drought , groundwater , groundwater solutions , hoover dam , how to fix the drought , how to solve california’s drought , how to solve the drought , humidity harvesting , ionization rain , jerry brown , lake mead , nestle california , nevada reservoir , pipelines , rain on request , san bernadino , san diego , San Francisco , Self Filling Water Bottle , silver iodide , solar desalination , Solutions for the CA drought , solutions to California’s drought , Wally Hickel , waste water , wastewater california , wastewater reuse , wastewater reycling , water treatment , WaterFX , weather manipulation , wells , william shatner

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Could humans make their own sunscreen like many animals do?

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Ever wondered how your backyard chicken can cluck around all day in summer without roasting, or how fish swim in sun-drenched waters without frying? A team of researchers from Oregon State University believe they have found the answer; that prehistoric natural genetic engineering left many birds, reptiles, fish and amphibians with the ability to produce a compound that protects their skin from ultraviolet rays . Which is to say, they secrete their own sunscreen—and it might just point to new, better ways for us humans to protect ourselves. Read the rest of Could humans make their own sunscreen like many animals do? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: animals sunlight , animals sunscreen , gadusol sunlight , gadusol sunscreen , gadusol uv , natural sunscreen , ultraviolet light , uv light protection , uv radiation risks

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Can Tesla’s battery hit $1 billion in sales faster than the iPhone?

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Tesla ‘s Powerwall and Powerpack batteries have generated a massive wave of interest – just ten days after launch the company sold out of the Powerwall until mid-2016 , and Musk conceded that Tesla should make its 5 million square foot Nevada battery factory “bigger.” This enthusiasm has translated into $800 million worth of reservations, according to Bloomberg Businessweek —and if Tesla can turn that interest into actual revenue, the battery could hit $1 billion in sales faster than the iPhone. Read the rest of Can Tesla’s battery hit $1 billion in sales faster than the iPhone? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: elon musk , energy storage , off grid home , powerpack , powerpack sales , powerwall , powerwall sales , renewable energy storage , solar power battery , solar power storage , tesla , tesla bloomberg , tesla revenue , tesla sales

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