Environmental Group Sizes Up Virginia Water Threats
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The National Resources Defense Council says Virginia is among the states least prepared for climate change.
The environmental group is scheduled to explain why on Thursday when it releases a state-by-state analysis of what the states are doing — or not doing — to prepare for what the group says are ever-growing threats related to climate change.
Those threats include floods, droughts and more frequent severe storms.
The council, for instance, says the Virginia Beach-Norfolk metropolitan area ranks the 10th worldwide in terms of risk related to sea level increases. Moreover, the council states, more than 740 square miles statewide are vulnerable to a 2-foot rise in sea level.
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