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Rising Seas, Regulations Push Poor New Jersey Residents to Move Inlandi
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July 30, 2013 10:15 PM
The devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy last year along the northeastern coastline of the United States has convinced many skeptics that global warming and rising sea levels are now a real and present danger. The state of New Jersey is spending millions of dollars to build up sea walls and sand dunes to protect popular beaches but, as VOA’s Brian Padden reports, in some poor coastal communities, people are being urged to flee their homes and move inland.

Rising Seas, Regulations Push Poor New Jersey Residents to Move Inland

Published July 30, 2013

The devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy last year along the northeastern coastline of the United States has convinced many skeptics that global warming and rising sea levels are now a real and present danger. The state of New Jersey is spending millions of dollars to build up sea walls and sand dunes to protect popular beaches but, as VOA’s Brian Padden reports, in some poor coastal communities, people are being urged to flee their homes and move inland.


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