Beyond NYC: Other places adapting to climate, too

June 16, 2013 11:21 AM

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FILE - This Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2005 file photo shows apartment buildings built just behind a small dike which separates them from the Maas River in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Current techniques to deal with climate change embrace a philosophy summarized as "living with water." It says floods are inevitable, and it's better to prepare for them than to build ever-higher dikes that may eventually fail catastrophically.

BONN, Germany — From Bangkok to Miami, cities and coastal areas across the globe are already building or planning defenses to protect millions of people and key infrastructure from more powerful storm surges and other effects of global warming.

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