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A 'resilience' plan that's about much more than climate change

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Increased flood risks are one of the climate-related hazards Washington D.C. faces in the years ahead. Average high tide levels of the city’s two major rivers — the Potomac and Anacostia — have increased by about 11 inches over the past 90 years and are projected to keep rising in the coming decades. Stronger storms are also expected to become more common. The city’s first ever “resilience strategy,” released on Monday, makes note of this. The 160-page document includes dozens of initiatives, 68 to be exact, some of which are geared toward directly addressing climate risks like flooding and hotter temperatures. more

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