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Nature's Defenses: How Healthy Habitats Reduce Risk

For generations, the solution to holding back encroaching waters has concentrated on walling the danger out with jetties, levees or seawalls. But as stronger and more common storms and floods increasingly show, built infrastructure alone is not enough. Fortunately, the source of the challenge—nature—is also the foundation of the solution.

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