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Toll and Titley: The threat in Hampton Roads (Op-Ed)

Rising seas, extreme storm surge and recurrent floods threaten the Hampton Roads region. In fact, according to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Hampton Roads is the area most threatened by rising seas on the East Coast.

It’s not just an environmental issue. It’s an issue that costs money, depletes resources and impacts residents and visitors alike.

It’s also an issue that threatens national security.

Late last month, the U.S. Department of Defense released a new sustainability strategy – the 2014 Sustainability Performance Plan – which highlighted Hampton Roads as a community bearing the brunt of early impacts of climate change.


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