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How solar desalination could help parched farms

by Alice Daniel, The California Report | Take Two

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This solar desalination plant uses curved mirrors to capture the sun’s energy and separate the salt from the water. Alice Daniel/KQED

When a drought gets bad enough, like this one in California, people start debating the pros and cons of desalination. When someone says "de-sal," you may think about the process of extracting salt from seawater.

The California Report's Alice Daniel tells us about a new kind of "de-sal" far from the ocean in Fresno.

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