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No Road Map For Coastal Communities: NOAA Study Predicts Sea Levels Will Rise A Foot By 2050

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Destruction following a storm in Nags Head, North Carolina, in November 2006.

Destruction following a storm in Nags Head, North Carolina, in November 2006.

A scene from Nags Head, North Carolina, during a storm in November 2006.

A scene from Nags Head, North Carolina, during a storm in November 2006.

A scene from Nags Head, North Carolina, following a storm in November 2009.

A scene from Nags Head, North Carolina, following a storm in November 2009.

A scene from Nags Head, North Carolina, following a storm in November 2009.

A scene from Nags Head, North Carolina, following a storm in November 2009.

Flooded Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, during Hurricane Irma in 2017.

Flooded Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, during Hurricane Irma in 2017.

Flooded Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, during Hurricane Irma in 2017.

Flooded Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, during Hurricane Irma in 2017.

A flooded Snell Isle Boulevard in Saint Petersburg, Florida, in 2015.

A flooded Snell Isle Boulevard in Saint Petersburg, Florida, in 2015.

A flooded street in Pinellas County, Florida.

A flooded street in Pinellas County, Florida.

Water from Tropical Storm Eta flooded a street in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in 2020.

Water from Tropical Storm Eta flooded a street in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in 2020.

A living shoreline in Pinellas County, Florida.

A living shoreline in Pinellas County, Florida.

An aerial view of homes close to the water in Pinellas County, Florida.

An aerial view of homes close to the water in Pinellas County, Florida.

Sandbags outside of the front door of a flooded house.

Sandbags outside of the front door of a flooded house.

Flooding in downtown Tarpon Springs, Florida, in 2017.

Flooding in downtown Tarpon Springs, Florida, in 2017.

Flooding in Keyport, New Jersey, in November 2021.

Flooding in Keyport, New Jersey, in November 2021.

Flooding in Keyport, New Jersey, in November 2021.

Flooding in Keyport, New Jersey, in November 2021.

Flooding in Keyport, New Jersey, in November 2021.

Flooding in Keyport, New Jersey, in November 2021.

A 150-foot section of concrete oyster domes serves as the base for a newly constructed living shoreline, adding to the large shoreline and marsh restoration project at Morris Landing across from North Topsail Beach.

A 150-foot section of concrete oyster domes serves as the base for a newly constructed living shoreline, adding to the large shoreline and marsh restoration project at Morris Landing across from North Topsail Beach.

A 150-foot section of concrete oyster domes serves as the base for a newly constructed living shoreline, adding to the large shoreline and marsh restoration project at Morris Landing across from North Topsail Beach.

A 150-foot section of concrete oyster domes serves as the base for a newly constructed living shoreline, adding to the large shoreline and marsh restoration project at Morris Landing across from North Topsail Beach.

authorMichelle Trauring on Feb 22, 2022
“It’s really easy to destroy things. And it’s really difficult to bring them back.” — Noaki Schwartz, California Coastal 
Commission As the debates over beach nourishment, shoreline armoring and managed... more

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