Climate change, sea level rise threaten national monuments

September 17, 2014 3:35 PM

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"The monument area and the Mall are in some ways the soul of Washington, D.C.," said Ben Strauss.

And it's not just Washington's monuments at risk. According to the group's apparently "conservative" estimates, some $7 billion worth of property, including three military bases, could be at risk by 2050. "Washington, D.C. is likely to see record flooding by 2040 under a mid-range sea level rise sce...

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