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A Sinking City Yields Some Secrets

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Science  23 Sep 2005:
Vol. 309, Issue 5743, pp. 1978-1980
DOI: 10.1126/science.309.5743.1978

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VENICE, ITALY-- Like New Orleans, Venice is slowly subsiding. Several decades and $10 billion of research have not settled the debate over what to do about the "Venice problem," but studies of the city's famed lagoon are providing insights for other coastal cities on pollution and climate change.