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Storm wave study could help improve design of coastal defenses

Coastal defenses could be designed to better withstand powerful storms triggered by climate change, a study of wave dynamics suggests. Improving seawalls could help limit loss of life and damage to property as coastal waters become stormier over coming years, researchers say.
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