• Dave Harmon, PW editor

Historic village at Cape Lookout NS in dire straits due to climate change

Portsmouth Village, on an island off the coast of North Carolina, was once a thriving shipping town. Today, nobody lives there, but buildings such as a wooden church, a post office, a school, and clapboard houses remain. And they offer a glimpse into life more than a century ago.

But as the climate changes, rising seas and more extreme storms threaten to destroy these historic landmarks. In 2019, Hurricane Dorian was devastating.

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