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Nightmare for Florida's coastal homeowners

Rising sea level has brought problems such as tidal flooding and saltwater creeping into the drinking water supply, ruining the value of their homes

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Officials and residents in South Florida are grappling with the risk that climate change could drag down housing markets.

Washington

ON a predictably gorgeous South Florida afternoon, Coral Gables mayor Jim Cason sat in his office overlooking the white-linen restaurants of this affluent seaside community and wondered when climate change would bring it all to an end. He figured that it would involve a boat.

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