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Coastal England Properties at Increasing Risk Due to Sea Level Rise: Study

Those most at risk are single communities, those with dispersed clusters of homes and buildings such as the Somerset Levels.

Those most at risk are single communities, those with dispersed clusters of homes and buildings such as the Somerset Levels.

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Nearly 200,000 homes and businesses in England are at risk of being lost by the 2050s in the face of rising seas, a study suggests.

The research examines how rising sea levels caused by climate change, combined with erosion of foreshores by waves, are increasing coastal flood risk, and warns it may not be possible to protect some communities.