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Holding Back the Sea

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Science  23 Sep 2005:
Vol. 309, Issue 5743, pp. 1979
DOI: 10.1126/science.309.5743.1979

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The compromise solution to protecting Venice is a series of 78 hollow, 300-ton steel gates that will be raised in anticipation of a flood, blocking tides. But the plan has been getting mixed reviews from both experts and residents.