“Rebuilding the Coastline, but at What Cost?
By Jenny Anderson. May 18, 2013
When a handful of retired homeowners from Osborn Island in New Jersey gathered last m“I said, look people, you built on a marsh island, it’s oxidizing under your feet — it’s shrinking — and that exacerbates the sea level rise,” said Dr. Hales, director of the Barnegat Bay Partnership, an estuary program financed by the Environmental Protection Agency. “Do you really want to throw good money after bad?”
Their answer? Yes”
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