The main gate of Palazzo Ducale

Saving Venice from flooding may destroy the ecosystem that sustains it

A system of moveable walls, called Moses, protects Venice from colossal high tides that are worsening with climate change. But they’re also destroying the marshes that keep the lagoon alive.

The main gate of Palazzo Ducale in Venice on November 13, 2019. Over the night before, the second highest tide ever recorded submerged parts of the city in six feet of water. 

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