Amid rising seas, a park on the island uses Dutch ingenuity to protect itself while maintaining its beauty

This article titled “New York's remodelled Governors Island has built-in climate change defense” was written by Oliver Milman on Governors Island, for theguardian.com on Tuesday 19th July 2016 10.30 UTC

The Netherlands may have surrendered what is now New York to the English 352 years ago, but if America’s largest city is to withstand the inexorable rise of the seas in the years to come, Dutch ingenuity may well prove crucial.

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