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THE COST OF FLOODING

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Can anything be done to speed our city toward a better place? Scientists, planners and other experts say yes, but it will take creativity, leadership and a new sense of urgency. Here are some of their ideas.

Building boom leaves Charleston more vulnerable

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A new analysis for The Post and Courier’s Rising Waters project shows how the Charleston area’s unprecedented building boom has made us more vulnerable amid the accelerating forces of climate change. The study shows that a fast-growing Charleston has lost 5 percent of its tree canopy, and that faster-growing Mount Pleasant lost 22 percent of its tree cover. Read more

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