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Airports At Water's Edge Battle Rising Sea Levels

A federal report lists Philadelphia International as one of 13 major U.S. airports that have at least one runway within 12 feet of current sea levels. There are many more at risk around the world, and some have already faced flight disruptions or closure from storms and floods.  Climate scientists, city planners, and engineers say that will become more common as sea levels rise, storm surge and intense rain events worsen, and - in some areas - the land slowly sinks. Increasingly, it won't take a major tropical storm to shut down an airport.  Read more...
 

 

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