Report: About $100 billion in Essex County real estate at risk from rising seas

Crane Beach in Ipswich has lost the equivalent of 84 football fields of sand since the 1950s due to erosion, according to a report released Thursday. David Stone / Essex Heritage
BOSTON (AP) — Increased tidal flooding, beach erosion, and aging sea barriers are among the climate change concerns threatening a famous coastal destination in Massachusetts, according to a report a leading conservation group in the state released Thursday.
The “State of the Coast” report by The Trustees focuses on the threat of rising sea levels and powerful storm surges on the state’s North Shore, which is home to the major fishing port of Gloucester, as well as Salem, the site of the notorious Colonial-era witch trials. READ THE FULL STORY ON

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