Trump administration overrides long-standing conservation mission.
The company still cannot definitively say who will buy the 50 million gallons a day of drinking water it wants to produce on the Orange County coast.
In Huntington Beach, a debate is brewing over the construction of a desalination plant, which would convert salty seawater to drinkable water.
The real threat to economically disadvantaged and communities of color is climate change and its effect on the environment and our water resources.
The state of California has dedicated $34 million for eight desalination facilities across the state amid growing concerns about water scarcity in the U.S.
Antofagasta relies on a vast desalination plant which provides the city with drinking water – but the waste brine is killing wildlife, say fishermen.
Researchers feared desalination plant discharge would decrease fish numbers, but they were stunned when their seven-year study found the opposite had happened.
Worldwide, desalination is increasingly seen as one possible answer to problems of water quantity and quality that will worsen with global population growth and climate change. But energy and financial requirements limit how widely it can be used.
In Chennai, a coastal city of about 10 million and the capital of Tamil Nadu state, rapid development and rampant construction have overtaxed a once-abundant natural water supply.
After decades of slow progress, desalination is increasingly being used to provide drinking water around the globe.
The salt and chemicals in the brine left over from desalination can threaten local marine ecosystems.
Resumption of normal life in the United States under a herd immunity approach would result in an enormous death toll by all estimates.
Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.
Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.
An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.