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Sea level rising

A one-meter rise in sea level could have waters lapping past the Bayfront Expressway in Menlo Park. What are local communities doing?

In a stunning reversal, the slogan for San Francisco Bay may have changed from "Save the Bay" to "Save the Land."

For more than 100 years after the Gold Rush, San Francisco Bay shrank by a third as new Californians diked and filled its shallow waters for farms, salt, dumps, ports, airports, homes and businesses.

Now the Bay is growing again. Rising temperatures are melting miles-thick glaciers off the land masses of Antarctica and Greenland. Rising seas are nibbling at low-lying land — and what's been built on it.

What does this mean for the Bay Area? And what can be done about it?

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