Italy: Venice flooding is getting worse – and the city’s plan won’t save it

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Upcoming research shows that without intervention, heavy flooding could occur in Venice within 50 years with nearly every high tide. The city’s solution to the problem, an unfinished scheme of 78 storm gates, is likely to cause damage to the ecological health of the surrounding lagoon and, in the long run, could have no effect on Venice’s preservation.

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