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Norfolk unveils plan to combat rising sea levels in the city

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Norfolk leaders have unveiled a plan to tackle the city’s growing problem with rising sea levels.The Virginian-Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/1PS8zbI ) leaders outlined their 60-page plan Wednesday at an event that drew about 100 business and community leaders and city officials.

The city says one of their goals is to build a new industry around engineers to figure out ways to adapt to rising seas.

Norfolk’s plan was shaped after two years of workshops, surveys and conversations with community members.

A Rockefeller Foundation initiative is also helping Norfolk and other cities worldwide develop plans to overcome major programs. The Rockefeller program estimates it has invested $1.7 million on the plan.

Christine Morris, the city’s chief resilience officer, says the plan can also help rethink the city’s future.


Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, http://pilotonline.com


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