Wed May 21, 2014
Sea Level Rise Endangers Historic Sites Around Chesapeake Bay
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The historic city of Annapolis is one of 30 places listed by the Union of Concerned Scientists that faces threats from predicted sea-level rise.
The report was released Tuesday at a news conference in Washington.
The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument on the Eastern Shore and the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis are also on the list. The report is titled "National Landmarks at Risk: How Rising Seas, Floods, and Wildfires Are Threatening the United States' Most Cherished Historic Sites."
Rodney Little, who is the director of the Maryland Historical Trust, says the rich heritage of Maryland's coastal areas makes it impossible to ignore sea-level rise. He says planning is essential for long-term protection.