New Map Shows Where Nature Protects Communities
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When it comes to protecting people and property from rising sea levels and catastrophic storms, it turns out that nature can often provide a better solution than an expensive engineering project.
Stanford environmental scientist Katie Arkema and her colleagues published a national map on Monday, showing where coastal reefs and wetlands are keeping communities safe, and which areas may need more preservation.
Reporter Stephanie Martin spoke with Arkema about the map. What does it show that we haven't seen before?