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Disappearing islands

A combination of age-old geological forces and modern climate change have raised water levels in the Chesapeake Bay in recent decades, forcing residents to leave once-habitable islands.


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Losing battle against the bay
Article | ON HOLLAND ISLAND, MD. The story was strange enough to be a child's fable: In an isolated section of the Chesapeake Bay, there was a two-story Victorian house that seemed to emerge directly from the water.
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Last house on sinking Chesapeake Bay island collapses
Article | The last house standing on Holland Island--a Chesapeake Bay island that once was home to 350 families--collapsed last weekend. Its collapse is both a striking illustration of the way that sea-level rise and climate change are re-shaping Chesapeake Bay, and also of the end of an Eastern Shore man's l

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