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Tuesday 22 July 2014

The real Atlantis? Megacities under threat from land subsidence

Venice, flooded in November 2013. Human-driven subsidence has stopped but the ground level is still falling thanks to natural factors.
Venice, flooded in November 2013. Human-driven subsidence has stopped but the ground level is still falling thanks to natural factors.

A new paper from the Deltares Research Institute in the Netherlands published earlier this month identified regions of the globe where the ground level is falling 10 times faster than water levels are rising - with human activity often to blame.

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