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Press Release 09-110

Sea-level Rise May Pose Greatest Threat to Northeast U.S., Canada

Sea levels off northeast coast of North America may rise by 12 to 20 inches more than other coastal areas

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An aerial view of Long Island shows its low-lying shores, vulnerable to sea-level rise effects.

An aerial view of Long Island shows its low-lying shores, vulnerable to sea-level rise effects.

Credit: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation


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Map showing projected sea-level rise; the bar at the bottom is in centimeters.

This map shows projected sea-level rise; the bar at the bottom is in centimeters.

Credit: NCAR


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