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Rising sea levels threaten septic systems in the South

Rising sea levels are causing septic system failures in South Florida, posing significant health and environmental risks.

Brady Dennis, Kevin Crowe, and John Muyskens report for The Washington Post.

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Septic tank permitting in Maryland faces backlogs, staff shortages

Lengthy delays. Staffing shortages. Byzantine regulations.
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A cycle of septic repairs, washouts on park service beaches

With two-dozen oceanfront septic systems compromised by storms so far this year and spilling on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore in Dare County, several have been repaired only to be washed away again.
Rising seas could swallow 650,000 privately-owned properties by 2050

Rising seas could swallow 650,000 privately-owned properties by 2050

Rising seas could swallow millions of U.S. acres — and 650,000 privately-owned buildings — by 2050, according to an analysis published Thursday.
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Lakeside vacation towns have a controversial poop problem

Waterfront communities from Seeley Lake to Cape Cod are experiencing deep conflict over septic system updates. But if they do nothing, sewage and toxic algae will destroy the waters they cherish.
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A pair of new laws tackle cyanobacteria, water quality in NH

Gov. Chris Sununu signed a pair of new laws addressing the state’s growing cyanobacteria problem last week.
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Backed-up pipes, stinky yards: Climate change is wrecking septic tanks

As climate change intensifies, septic failures are emerging as a vexing issue for local governments.

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