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SEA-LEVEL RISE

Raising an entire island? That's 'insane'

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — An aqua-blue bay filled with white boats surrounds Balboa Island. In recent years, the bay has gushed over an aging sea wall when major storms strike at high tide. To alleviate impacts from projected sea-level rise in this exclusive enclave and other parts of Newport Beach, the city plans to spend $2 million in the short term, and potentially much more in coming years.

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