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Can seawalls save us from rising seas and surging storms?

Huge coastal barriers could protect the world’s cities. But they’ll have unexpected costs.
Norfolk postpones storm protection plan

Norfolk postpones storm protection plan vote after pushback from residents

The plan would provide walls and berms in the wealthy part of the city, while low-income neighbors would get grasses and elevated homes.
Scientists warn seawalls can make rising waters worse in the long run
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Scientists warn seawalls can make rising waters worse in the long run

Green buffers like mangroves are generally better for protecting coastal communities than concrete defences, although they are not always an option
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Scientists warn seawalls can make rising waters worse in the long run

Using seawalls to protect against sea level rise and storm surges can be counterproductive, scientists warned in a major UN report this week.

Stinsin Beach sea level rise

Many Stinson Beach homes could be flooded amid rising seas within a decade. Would building dunes save them?

A 2016 study of the Marin County’s shoreline towns found that without intervention, flooding linked to rising seas could damage or destroy 200 to 400 of Stinson Beach’s 775 homes by 2030.

The best way to prepare our coasts for climate change? Nature itself.

The best way to prepare our coasts for climate change? Nature itself.

Scientists, planners, and even the Army Corps of Engineers are turning to natural solutions like coral reefs and sand dunes to protect coastal communities against intensifying storm surges and flooding.

Building infrastructure to stop sea level rise can have an unfortunate consequence

Building infrastructure to stop sea level rise can have an unfortunate consequence

Solutions that block water entirely just push the flooding into other areas. A real solution is coasts that can absorb rising waters.
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