NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Old Dominion University is aiming to become a national hub for research, teaching and expertise in rising sea levels related to climate change.
The Virginian-Pilot reports that the Norfolk school plans to unveil an initiative Thursday as part of a directive from ODU President John Broderick.
The initiative includes at least $200,000 and a commitment to pursue federal grants to hire new faculty, conduct research and expand climate change in the university's curriculum.
Hampton Roads has been forecast for years to be the second-most vulnerable region to elevating seas on the East Coast and the Gulf of Mexico, only behind New Orleans. That's because of its swampy, low-lying nature and the fact that land is slowly sinking.
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