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Wetlands, sand dunes and mangroves could protect shorelines more inexpensively than walls and bulkheads. This article about the Living Shorelines programme of the United States Army Corps was published in the Scientific American on July 6: 'As sea levels rise along U.S. coasts, it may soon get easier for people and local governments to obtain federal permits to build what are known as “living shorelines,” natural or nature-based structures designed to protect communities and infrastructure from extreme storms and flooding even as they protect habitat.' Read full article in the Scientific American