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The Rising Tide of Climate Injustice

By Clinton Parks – Undark – February 14, 2019
Chesapeake Avenue, in the Salters Creek neighborhood of Newport News, Virginia, sits atop a seawall that shields it from the Hampton Roads, the body of water that connects the mouths of the James and Elizabeth Rivers to the Chesapeake Bay near where it empties into the Atlantic Ocean. The avenue stretches 2.5 miles east from Newport News to neighboring Hampton. Many of the adjacent neighborhoods, including Salters Creek, where I grew up, sit just a few meters above sea level. Here, the seawall is quite literally a last line of protection against climate change. Read full story here.

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