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Sea-level changes threaten low-lying areas


    Sand reclamation project in Waikiki, along Kuhio Beach. A new study from UH scientists shows a large part of urban Honolulu and Waikiki increasingly swamped with groundwater as the rising ocean pushes up the water table, threatening some $5 billion of taxable real estate, nearly 30 miles of roadway, and a host of other facilities and assets.

University of Hawaii researchers have updated scientific models that confirm that low-lying areas of the islands face a lesser known but more insidious threat from sea-level rise generated by global warming: groundwater flooding. Read more

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