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171 Washington sites could be affected by sea level rise,
Seattle’s internet vulnerable to rising sea level sooner than thought

– “How changing sea levels could affect 171 Washington sites”
“Researchers hope the location-specific data about rising sea levels will help put disaster planning processes in action.”

“Rising sea levels across Washington state could vary from place to place by as much as a foot-and-a-half by the end of the century, says a new report. Led by researchers at the Washington Sea Grant and the Climate Impacts Group at the University of Washington, the report looks at sea level rise in unprecedented detail,” by Giuliana Viglione, KING-5 TV News, Seattle.
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– “Rising seas could knock out the internet — and sooner than scientists thought”
“New research says 4,000 miles of internet cable could be underwater by 2030.”

“The researchers identified New York, Miami and Seattle as the metropolitan areas at greatest risk for flooded internet infrastructures. Three carriers were identified as especially vulnerable: CenturyLink of Monroe, Louisiana; Chicago-based Inteliquent; and AT&T, which is based in Dallas,” by Sarah Cahlan, NBC News.
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Posted by Steve on August 6, 2018 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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