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As flooding frequency increases, more US cities opt for green infrastructure

Fort Point Channel in Boston, Mass., March 19, 2018. The city has plans to build a string of water-absorbent parks along the channel that would help mitigate the effects on low-lying areas of the city of more frequent flooding caused by rising sea levels. As outlined in its "Climate Ready Boston" report, the parks would double as appealing public spaces in times of non-flooding and would be connected by pedestrian bridges, Marshlands, and artificial islands. Source: Noble Ingram/The Christian Science Monitor

Boston’s Fort Point Channel is a dreary corner of an otherwise rapidly beautifying city. In the shadow of the glittering financial district, this thin canal lined with aging concrete factories could easily pass for the setting in a Charles Dickens novel. It’s also low-lying and right on the water – and that’s a problem. In 2018, record high tides brought on by nor’easters in January and March

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