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In this June 16, 2015 photo, a man walks through wild-growing Salicornia brachiata, a halophyte known to locals as "chicken feet," that now thrives on fields tainted by saltwater from a neighboring shrimp farm near Velankanni, India. On a sun-scorched wasteland near India's southern tip, an unlikely garden filled with spiky shrubs and spindly greens is growing, seemingly against all odds. The plants are living on saltwater, coping with drought and possibly offering viable farming alternatives for a future in which rising seas have inundated countless coastal farmlands. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
Associated Press | August 16, 2015 7:40 am
As seas rise, saltwater plants offer hope farms will survive