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American Samoa's coastal communities face worsened sea level rise

In the South Pacific, the volcanic islands of American Samoa rise from the ocean. Most residents of the U.S. territory live near the shorelines, in coastal plains that surround steep, rugged peaks. But as seas rise, ocean water is creeping into these low-lying areas.

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The Samoan islands are sinking faster than expected due to warming alone, and a pair of huge quakes is likely to blame.
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