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    Gulf desalination plants harming the seas - 15 May 09

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    Al Jazeera English

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    Most of the Arabian Peninsula is desert, and the people who live there have always struggled to find fresh water.

    Now, the region relies on desalinated seawater for most of its needs - from drinking water to irrigation.

    But as Steff Gaulter report, the dozens of fresh-water factories across the Gulf have a high environmental cost