Caitlyn Paeplow

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Can Sun and Wind Make More Salt Water Drinkable?

Here are four arid regions looking to renewables for the energy-intensive work of squeezing drinkable water from the ocean.<p>The oceans have long taunted those who thirst.<p>Records dating to A.D. 200 show that sailors boiled seawater and used sponges to absorb fresh water from the steam. Today, …

BP Faces Up to $13.7 Billion in Fines in Deepwater Gulf Spill Case

Judge Rules Oil Company Liable on 3.19 Million Barrels of Crude That Gushed Into Waters<p>A federal judge ruled Thursday that BP PLC is liable for spilling just over 3 million barrels of crude into the Gulf of Mexico in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster, 24% less than federal prosecutors had claimed.<p>…

Satellite Images Show Boko Haram Massacre in Nigeria

Amnesty International Says Aerial Photos Reveal Scale of Destruction From This Month’s Attacks<p>Amnesty International released satellite photos on Thursday that it said suggested Boko Haram killed hundreds of people when it stormed a remote Nigerian town this month, the latest attempt to assess the …

Belgium Antiterror Raid Leaves Two Suspects Dead

Move Disrupts Imminent Terrorist Plot, Belgian Authorities Say<p>BRUSSELS—Belgian police killed two people in a firefight on Thursday evening, disrupting what authorities called an imminent terrorist plot just a week after Islamist extremists set Europe on edge with massacres in Paris.<p>The plot was …

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