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Frustrated by a lack of details, communities await federal decision on protecting New York from coastal storm surges

A range of stakeholders have cited potential drawbacks to a $61.5 billion plan by the Army Corps of Engineers to construct storm barriers and gates. How will such structures affect fish and broader ecosystems, they ask, and why not factor in climate threats beyond storms?

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