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What Sea Level Rise Could Mean for Boston’s Historic Structures

By Mariana Jordan Webb Lighthouses—intentionally constructed in exposed areas close to sea level—have long been the “canary in the coal mine” when it comes to talking about historic structures being impacted by sea level rise. In recent decades, several historic lighthouses have been...

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America's Eroding Edges: Climate Change in Context

The edges of our country are eroding. From Alaska to Louisiana, centuries of culture, tangible history, and dynamic communities are being battered by stronger storms and sea level rise—raising difficult questions about adaptation, relocation, and what it means to be an American experiencing...

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America's Eroding Edges: Enabling Families to Adapt to Climate Change Independently

The edges of our country are eroding. From Alaska to Louisiana, centuries of culture, tangible history, and dynamic communities are being battered by stronger storms and sea level rise—raising difficult questions about adaptation, relocation, and what it means to be an American experiencing...

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Best Practice Exchange for Cultural Heritage and Climate Change Adaptation

The edges of our country are eroding. From Alaska to Louisiana, centuries of culture, tangible history, and dynamic communities are being battered by stronger storms and sea level rise—raising difficult questions about adaptation, relocation, and what it means to be an American...

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All Climate Change Is Local (Part II): Empowering Subnational Leaders

The edges of our country are eroding. From Alaska to Louisiana, centuries of culture, tangible history, and dynamic communities are being battered by stronger storms and sea level rise—raising difficult questions about adaptation, relocation, and what it means to be an American...

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Local Ownership (Part I): Empowering Communities at America's Eroding Edges

The edges of our country are eroding. From Alaska to Louisiana, centuries of culture, tangible history, and dynamic communities are being battered by stronger storms and sea level rise—raising difficult questions about adaptation, relocation, and what it means to be an American...

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America's Eroding Edges: Traditional Knowledge and Historic Preservation

The edges of our country are eroding. From Alaska to Louisiana, centuries of culture, tangible history, and dynamic communities are being battered by stronger storms and sea level rise—raising difficult questions about adaptation, relocation, and what it means to be an American...

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Teaching Climate Change and Cultural Heritage in American Samoa

The edges of our country are eroding. From Alaska to Louisiana,centuries of culture, tangible history, and dynamic communities arebeing battered by stronger storms and sea level rise—raising difficultquestions about adaptation, relocation, and what it means to be anAmerican experiencing climate...

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Loss, Damage, and America’s Eroding Edges

At the end of each year, the National Trust for Historic Preservation publishes that year’s 10 preservation wins and losses, a list that spotlights the dedication of local groups who fought tirelessly to save the landmarks and landscapes they cherish most. It is filled with inspiring stories of...

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The Effects of Sea Level Rise on Historic Districts and the Need for Adaptation (2013 Thesis)

Abstract Shoreline communities are unprepared for the increasing effects of sea level rise hazards on the built environment. As a result, Atlantic Coast historic properties reflecting cultural heritage face degradation or destruction. Numerous scientific studies project that sea level rise will...

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