28 Sep '12, 2pm

On Our Radar: A Desalination Giant

Poseidon Resources A rendering of a proposed desalination plant in Carlsbad, Calif. The San Diego County Water Authority agrees to buy the entire output of what will be the Western Hemisphere’s largest seawater desalination plant , removing a hurdle to construction. [Associated Press] DNA from Asian carp has been found in three water samples collected from Maumee Bay near Toledo, Ohio, raising concerns that the species may have invaded Lake Erie. [Erie Times-News] Georgia Power, a stalwart of coal and nuclear power that has shown little interest in renewable energy, proposes to incorporate 210 megawatts of solar power into its mix by 2015. The move is voluntary: while Georgia is ranked among the top 10 states for suitable sunlight, the state has not embraced a mandatory renewable portfolio standard. [SustainableBusiness.com] People in northern England and Wales are recover...

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