One small Florida city tries to adapt to climate change

 

Satellite Beach, Florida

Houses in this Satellite Beach neighborhood are perched at the edge of a dune in a rapidly-eroding part of the Florida city. The city is one of the few in the state that’s developed a plan to shore itself up against the rising seas and stronger storms brought by climate change. Credit: Deepa Fernandes/PRI

In a tranquil lagoon on Florida’s east coast, Harold Wanless and Lynn Bauer catch sight of a manatee swiming just a few feet away from them. The couple has driven up for the day from their home in South Florida to the small city of Satellite Beach, just south of Cape Canaveral, and watch with delight…

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