01/30/2015 01:42 pm ET Updated Jan 30, 2015

In Major Shift, Obama Administration Will Plan For Rising Seas In All Federal Projects

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President Obama will issue an executive order Friday directing federal agencies–as well as state and local governments drawing on federal funds–to adopt stricter building and siting standards to reflect scientific projections that future flooding will be more frequent and intense due to climate change.

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