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Maldives Will Fight Rising Sea Levels With Floating Islands

First Posted: 05/05/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 04:45 PM ET

Maldives

Inhabitat:

The tiny island nation of the Maldives is under serious threat from rising sea levels caused by climate change. No part of the 1200 islands which make up the Maldives is more than six feet above sea level, so as sea-levels rise (as they will if rampant climate change is not stopped), the entire nation will be under water. Now it appears that the intrepid Maldivians have come up with a new strategy to fight the rising tide: creating mini floating islands!

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