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September 30th, 2013
Satellite Imagery Shows a Sinking Venice

Modern satellites are helping scientists monitor how quickly Venice — the “floating city” of romance — is sinking with an unprecedented level of resolution. The results show the city is naturally subsiding at a rate of about 0.8 to 1 millimetre per year, while human activities contribute sinking of about 0.08 to 2 to 10 mm per year. Researchers said the sinking threatens to increase flooding in Venice, which already occurs due to high tides about four times per year. Read More