Deluged by floods, America’s ‘oldest city' struggles to save landmarks from climate crisis

St Augustine, Florida, was founded in 1565 by Spanish explorers. Flooding has been a threat for centuries and is worsening with rising tides.

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Resilience framework will prioritize regional coordination and nature-based solutions to aid vulnerable communities.

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Protection for the rich, retreat for the poor

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