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How solar desalination could help parched farms




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