31 Dec '13, 12pm

On defense: Cities get serious about climate resilience in 2013

In some coastal cities, climate resilience will involve building Dutch-style sea walls. Other burgs will need to create more cooling shelters to protect residents from heat waves, or store water for dry times. Mother Nature can be an ally in these efforts : Oyster reefs can dampen storm surges, while trees can cool our streets and take some of the sting out of urban heat island effect . But in some areas, our only option may be to walk away. Both Govs. Andrew Cuomo (N.Y.) and Chris Christie (N.J.) have offered to buy out homeowners whose houses were destroyed by Sandy , returning the land to nature.

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