Keeping Venice Above Water

Venice is sinking into the sea and scientists agree that flood barriers are the only way to save the historic city.
September 30, 2003, 6am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Venetians have been leaving the city in droves—its population of 60,000 is now half of what it was only a few decades ago. If the gates stop the continual flooding of the city, it will make a big psychological change to the city...Venice might then become a city where more people will want to live, invest and do business, rather than just visit.

Thanks to Brett Cochrane

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Published on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 in The Economist
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