"New York Lays Out $20 Billion Plan To Adapt To Climate Change"

"New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday announced a $20 billion plan to prepare for rising sea levels and hotter summers expected as a result of climate change in the coming decades."

"The ambitious proposal -- which could become the benchmark for other cities dealing with climate change -- could reshape Lower Manhattan's waterfront, with the possible addition of a 'Seaport City' out of the East Side.

The more than 400-page plan, which follows widespread destruction wreaked by Superstorm Sandy last year, included about 250 recommendations ranging from new floodwalls and storm barriers to upgrades of power and telecommunications infrastructures."

Hilary Russ reports for Reuters June 12, 2013.

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Source: Reuters, 06/12/2013