THE BURN JOURNAL

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The Adapters — From Rice to Shrimp

In the Mekong Delta, rice is suffering from greater exposure to salt water as sea levels rise because of climate change. Some farmers are looking to a different crop: shrimp.

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Rising Seas

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Sea level rise is just one of the ugly faces of climate change. A dangerous one, too. Especially for the United States, which has 20 of the most threatened coastal cities in the world. BURN’s latest special examines the causes and consequences of rising seas. We visit south Florida, the Gulf Coast, New York City, and Greenland, where ice-melt is going to make the world a very different place.

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Future Sea Level

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The data is clear: Seas are rising. Scientists say sea levels will rise a lot more, but figuring out how far and how fast is immensely complicated. Science writer Dan Grossman surveys the latest ideas that scientists have about how to predict future sea level. Computer models help look forward. But understanding sea levels from the deep past can help, too.

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MARKETPLACE STORIES

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The Adapters — Fish and Lettuce

Researchers at an indoor fish and vegetable farm say the future is bright for small aquaponics operations. Very small. Like, in the back yard.

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