Future of the Environment

Our thirst for more water is making the ocean saltier

A volunteer gives out bottles of drinking water after flooding in Tewkesbury, central England, July 24, 2007. Hundreds of thousands of homes are still without running water after the worst flooding for decades and emergency services are battling to save power supplies.     REUTERS/Darren Staples  (BRITAIN)

Most desalination plants pump brine back into the ocean. Image: REUTERS/Darren Staples

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