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Those following climate change adaptation may be interested in an article that appeared on Sunday, August 24, 2014, in the Miami Herald describing a project for floating villas near Miami.  The specific project is, of course, specific to the location and market.  However, the general observation is that technology to address sea level rise has been a feature of the Dutch economy for centuries.  As rising sea levels threaten coastal infrastructure in the United States and elsewhere, some of those technologies may be useful to consider.  Not everyone is going to live on in a floating luxury home.  However, the idea that substantial buildings can be built to float permanently may ultimately be a useful tool in the adaptation tool box.  Read Dutch Solution to Miami’s Rising Seas?  Floating Islands by clicking here.