Zach Whitener, research associate at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, holds a cod while collecting samples for a study. Gulf of Maine Research Institute hide caption

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Why Is It So Hard To Save Gulf Of Maine Cod? They're In Hot Water

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Joshua Haggmark, Santa Barbara's water resources manager, is in charge of getting the city's desalination plant back online. Becky Sullivan hide caption

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Will Turning Seawater Into Drinking Water Help Drought-Hit California?

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Crew members pull an oyster dredge in Tangier Sound of the Chesapeake Bay near Deal Island, Md., in 2013. A study found that the Chesapeake Bay shellfishery is a "hot zone" for ocean acidification. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Cannonball jellyfish soak up the sun on a South Carolina beach. Fishermen are now pursuing the pest that used to clog their shrimping nets. Courtesy of Steven Giese hide caption

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