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8 U.S. cities and counties commit to prepare for climate change

November 19th, 2010

Eight cities and counties have committed to prepare for climate change effects and will be participating in a new program on adapting to a new warmer world set up by ICLEI, an association devoted to helping cities and counties become more sustainable.

By working with ICLEI’s program — called Climate Resilient Communities (CRC) — the cities will to to find ways to keep their infrastructure, roads, water sources and citizens safe from the effects of climate change. For instance, in Miami-Dade County, officials will look at ways to protect freshwater aquifers from intrusion by salt water caused by rising sea levels and storm-related flooding, problems that are already beginning to affect the area, according to ICLEI.

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