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UNESCO says Venice should be added to heritage danger list

UNESCO's proposal is the latest alarm bell over the future of Venice — one of the world’s most fragile and popular cities – and Italy's efforts to protect it.
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Fortified with coconuts, 'living' shorelines are stopping coastal erosion

Waterfront restoration projects from New Jersey to Texas prove a nature-nurturing alternative to concrete sea walls.
More Americans are moving into hurricanes’ path as climate change risks mount

More Americans are moving into hurricanes’ path as climate change risks mount

As the Earth warms and stronger storms keep coming, development in the Southeast is booming. Although the climate hazards are mounting, more Americans are putting themselves in harm's way.
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Concrete fuels climate change – but there's a nature-friendly way to defend coasts from rising seas

Paradoxically, walls which are designed to protect people from the consequences of global heating also contribute to it.

Who can use the beach? Erosion, tide lines and state laws make a difference

Who can use the beach? Erosion, tide lines and state laws make a difference

If you want to stroll the shoreline this summer, know your rights.
Michigan’s climate-ready future: Wetland parks, less cement, roomy shores
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Michigan’s climate-ready future: Wetland parks, less cement, roomy shores

As climate change alters our world, Michigan's bounty of fresh water — if managed smartly — could be the foundation of a thriving state economy and superior quality of life.

Hawaii’s beaches are disappearing. New legislation could help...if it's enforced
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Hawaii’s beaches are disappearing. New legislation could help...if it's enforced

A legal loophole allowed wealthy property owners to protect their real estate at the expense of Hawaii’s coastlines. Now, the state Legislature is considering bills to crack down on the destructive practices, but questions around enforcement remain.
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