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North Carolina beach houses have fallen into the ocean. Is there a fix?

New studies show that both beach nourishments and buyouts in the Outer Banks community of Rodanthe, N.C., will be costly. But no funding for any fix is in sight.
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Coastal residents on climate change: "The ocean's coming for you"

The ocean has become an increasingly greedy neighbor in North Carolina's Outer Banks.

Video: Outer Banks vanishing coastlines

Video: Outer Banks vanishing coastlines

The Outer Banks are home to beautiful beaches, historic sites, and native wildlife. It's also a vacation destination for thousands each year. But it's all in jeopardy. The islands are being consumed by the ocean, and fast.

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Shifting sands: Carolina’s outer banks face a precarious future

Despite the risks of building on barrier islands, developers kept constructing homes on north carolina’s outer banks. Now, as sea level rises and storms become more frequent and powerful, the famed vacation spot is fighting an increasingly difficult battle to keep from washing away.

Shifting sands: Carolina's Outer Banks face a precarious future

Shifting sands: Carolina's Outer Banks face a precarious future

Despite the risks of building on barrier islands, developers kept constructing homes. Now, as sea level rises and storms become more frequent and powerful, the famed vacation spot is fighting an increasingly difficult battle to keep from washing away.

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