Study finds knowledge gaps on protecting cultural sites from climate change

Posted In Inform, Sea Level Rise

Morris Island Lighthouse, SC. Batik on silk, by © Mary Edna Fraser.


Many cultural sites vulnerable to climate-related changes such as rising sea levels, coastal erosion and flooding from stronger storms, warn researchers…

Read Full Article, ScienceDaily (03-07-2017)

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