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Current Event October 8, 2014

Preparing for a Future of Flooding: Tearing Down Homes

In recent years natural disasters have highlighted the dangers of living along the coast in a time of rising sea levels and unpredictable weather. People with homes on the coast face a difficult decision as their homes lose value. Should they try and sell their homes and move, or stay and hope for the best? State governments and environmental groups are increasingly supporting people moving away, so that land can be reclaimed as a storm buffer. Listen to this public radio story to hear from homeowners who are in this difficult position.

Economics Civics/Government Climate Change Earth and Space Science

Story Length: 4:42

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AIR DATE: 09/19/2014

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