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United States: Planners wary of coastal sea rise in St. Augustine area

Florida Times-Union: Scientists studying the effect of higher sea levels on the 100,000-acre Matanzas Basin -- which runs from Anastasia Island to Crescent Beach -- say that rising waters will turn coastal marshes into open water and coastal forests into marshes. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projections point to a potential 3- to 7-inch sea level rise along St. Johns County’s coast over several decades. Kathryn Frank, assistant professor at the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Florida,...