The sinking city

Venice, Italy continues to slip into the sea

By Stephen Ornes, 17:54 PM April 9, 2012




The Italian city of Venice, long known for its architecture, art, and canals, is sinking. The city sits on a chain of islands along the coast of the Adriatic Sea, a northern arm of the larger Mediterranean Sea. Every year, the buildings drop a little lower, and the sea laps a little higher. In a new study, scientists report that the sinking has slowed down in recent years, but it hasn’t stopped.


“It was thought that the sinking had pretty much been stabilized, but now we know it will conti...

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