Tale of two climate fronts: part I

Singapore, one of the world's wealthiest nations in per-capita terms, is also among the most vulnerable to climate change-induced sea-level rise. So what is the government doing about it?

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A 15km stretch of crisp white beach is one of the key battlegrounds in Singapore's campaign to defend its hard-won territory against rising sea levels linked to climate change.

Stone breakwaters are being enlarged on the low-lying island state's man-made east coast and their heights raised. Barges carrying imported sand top up the beach, which is regularly breached by high tides.

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