G20 leaders approve multinationals tax but wrangle over climate


Associated Press

Virginia Beach confronts inescapable costs of rising seas

Voters in the sprawling coastal city of Virginia Beach will decide whether to approve one of the larger municipal bonds in the U.S. that would be used to protect against rising seas and intensifying hurricanes. The referendum underscores the mounting costs of adapting to climate change for U.S. cities. “I’m not confident that it will pass,” said Virginia Wasserberg, whose Virginia Beach home was among 1,400 houses and businesses flooded by heavy rains from the remnants of Hurricane Matthew in 2016.

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