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Article posted: 6/16/2013 4:06 PM

Beyond NYC: Other places adapting to climate, too

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A tourist sits outside a cafe in a flooded St. Mark square as high tides reached three feet above sea level, partly flooding the city of Venice, Italy, Oct. 15, 2012. The Lagoon City, a system of islands built into a river delta, is extremely vulnerable to rising sea levels. At the same time it is experiencing a lowering of the sea floor. The constant flooding puts the city's considerable architectural treasures at risk.


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From Bangkok to Miami, cities and coastal areas across the globe are already building or planning defenses to protect millions of people and key infrastructure from more powerful storm surges and other effects of global warming. Some are planning cities that will simply adapt to more water.
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