Tag Archives: natural resources

Oil, Terrorism and the Khashoggi killing

December 10, 2018


Dag Harald Claes Blog Oil

Dag Harald Claes looks at the history of the ‘special relationship’ between the US and Saudi Arabia.


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Making risky decisions – Is it wise to invest in desalination plants for drinking water?

June 22, 2016


plugholeA recent and welcome news release informed us that, following several years of severe drought in California, water supplies had recovered to the extent that state officials suspended state-wide restrictions on water use. Regulation of water use reverted to local authorities. During the drought, there had been repeated suggestions that hard-hit localities (San Diego was one) might consider investing in desalination plants. A common response was that California might be wise to take a hard look at Australia’s experience with large-scale desalination during its long-lived “millennium drought” several years earlier. John C. Bergstrom and Alan Randall explain. […]

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