Sand dunes, coral reefs protect coasts against climate change

Hill: Protecting sand dunes and coral reefs can help defend the United States’s coasts against costly extreme-weather events linked to climate change, according to a new study. Maintaining coastal habitats could halve the people, low-income families, the elderly and total value of residential property most exposed to rising sea levels, floods and storms associated with climate change, the study concluded. “Extreme weather, sea-level rise and degraded coastal ecosystems are placing people and property......

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