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‘Living shorelines’ use oyster shells and marsh grass to reverse coastal erosion

Premiered: July 14, 2018 | 0:10:03

Americans who live along coastlines are watching their land disappear and property threatened as climate change causes sea levels to rise. While homeowners often rely on expensive seawalls and bulkheads to slow the erosion, a growing number are building “living shorelines,” which can reverse its effects. PBS NewsHour Weekend’s Hari Sreenivasan reports from Florida in partnership with Climate Central.

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