Protecting the Shoreline
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The combination of sea level rise and increasing development on the coast has led to shoreline hardening — essentially placing a hard wall along the edge of the land to prevent erosion. But this approach destroys ecosystems and doesn't hold up in a storm. Scientists are encouraging another way to protect shorelines along estuaries: living shorelines. These natural barriers create habitat.
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