Mapping Out Areas In New Jersey At Risk Of Future Flooding As Ocean Levels Rise

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by Tom Johnson / NJ Spotlight

How vulnerable is New Jersey to flooding caused by rising sea levels and climate change?

Very vulnerable, according to a new tool developed by Climate Central, a Princeton-based nonprofit that researches the effects of climate change.

The study bears important implications for New Jersey, where state environmental officials have issued waivers allowing roads and other infrastructure destroyed in Hurricane Sandy to be rebuilt in the same location without requiring any new permits. That approach has been much-criticized by environmental groups.

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