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Poseidon Water project manager Peter MacLaggen stands next to some reverse osmosis filters as work continues on the Western Hemisphere's largest seawater desalination plant in Carlsbad, California, April 14, 2015. Desalination has emerged as a newly promising technology in California in the face of a record dry spell that has forced tough new conservation measures, depleted reservoirs and raised the costs of importing fresh water from elsewhere. The biggest ocean desalination plant in the Western Hemisphere, a $1 billion project under construction since 2012 on a coastal lagoon in the California city of Carlsbad, is nearly completed and due to open in November, delivering up to 50 million gallons of water a day to San Diego County. To match Feature USA-DESALINATION/CALIFORNIA REUTERS/Mike Blake - RTR4XD0D

San Diego turns Pacific Ocean into safe drinking water


Despite criticism from environmental groups, San Diego County will open the largest seawater desalination plant in the western hemisphere this year in an attempt to combat California’s four-year drought. Continue reading

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Pope talks climate change and poverty at White House and DC churches


More than 11,000 people turned out to watch President Barack Obama welcome Pope Francis on the White House lawn Wednesday. Continue reading

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Why climate change is a problem for sea turtle sex


The environment plays an important role in influencing the reproductive cycles of sea turtles, making climate change shifts a growing concern for their future.
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President visits Alaskan Arctic, renames Mt. McKinley


President Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the Alaskan Arctic during a three-day trip this week to discuss climate change and its threat to the region. Continue reading

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Teens sue Oregon to stop climate change


The plaintiffs claim that the government is responsible for protecting the atmosphere under the Public Trust Doctrine. Continue reading

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