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Boston Under Water: WBUR Series Starts June 14

A man walks through water flooding over Long Wharf in Boston. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
A man walks through water flooding over Long Wharf in Boston. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

The pace of sea-level rise in Boston is picking up. Scientists say we can expect 9 more inches over 2016 levels by 2030, and a whopping 40 inches by 2070.

Sea-level rise due to climate change is inevitable. How well we protect ourselves — especially in coastal cities like Boston — depends a lot on how and when we respond. Boston Under Water, a new series from WBUR’s environmental reporting team, will look at how our city is thinking through some of the challenges that lie ahead. From constructing berms and wetlands to measuring stormwater flooding to thinking up new modes of transportation, Boston Under Water will probe into the needs, possible solutions, and questions around equity and effectiveness.

Boston Under Water debuts Monday, June 14 on wbur.org with a special segment during WBUR’s Radio Boston from 3 to 4 p.m. Stories, photos, maps and more will follow online and on-air throughout the rest of the week.

Support for Boston Under Water provided by The Trustees One Waterfront Initiative and New England Aquarium, working to build a downtown waterfront for all. 

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