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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, April 30, 2014 9B Kismet and Cara Mia are getting ready to go for their first ride together. Kismet is thinking, "What is she doing in my car?" "What m Milk Bones are only for dogs?" Fifteen-pound Linus loves empty boxes. No box is too small. He goes in upside down and manages to turn around with easel ,( Joyce Stetler's happy foursome of local rescues say "Hoppy Easter!" for their 15 seconds of fame in the newspaper. WILSON, from page 8B not just the employees here, enjoys being outdoors. but the community." She loves hiking, which When Wilson isn't at often leads to her favorite moves every three years," work, she has several activity of all -- bird Wilson said. "I passed up a hobbies to occupy her time. watching. , lot of opportunities because She called herself"a frantic As her newspaper the timing wasn't right. It writer" and a "big-time interview drew to a close, was important for me to sewer," a craft her mother she grabbed her binoculars keep my kids rooted." taught her before she was in and took the reporter and The timing was perfect fourth graffe, co-worker Dianne Duncan for her move to Quincy. "Sewing is one of my on short bird-watching And she's enjoying her things where I can get in my expedition behind her latest challenge, mode and just kind of take Quincy office. ',It has been great," myself out of the'world,""I love bird watching," Wilson said, leaning she said. "And I see a she said as she focused the forward in her chair for product when I'm done, lens on a distant tree. "I emphasis. "Everybody has which is really rewarding." actually frame a lot of my been extremely welcoming, Naturally, Wilson also vacations around this." "Sinking city" offers insight on climate change, sustainability Wanting to discover the sustainability of this city is reasons behind "the sinking threatened. Tourism is what city," I went to Venice on keeps this community alive. the last leg of my Italian Many of the workers now journey. Here water reigns Commute from the supreme, determining not mainland. only the main mode of Because so many transport, but the challenges COMMUNITY GREEN buildings are vacant, the that the city has to face. PAMELA NOEL vandalism and gr ti Venice came into being problem is increasing and precisely because of its creep" on the many sets of unabated. Graffiti adorns location in water. This very stairs that serve as boarded windows and location made it possible for entrances into the water and vacant buildings, as well as it to resist invasion because onto the shore, monuments. The city seems any invader would have to "Old-timers," who grew up helpless to launch any come by boat, which was an in Venice, remember wheneffective type of mitigation extreme disadvantage. Also, the seaweed and water effort. It seems as if the Venice developed an touched the bottom stair, graffiti "artists" are the only increasingly distant Now, the water daily visits winners in this scenario. relationship to the church the third stair, some 15 - 18 At one point I joined a and Rome, wanting to run inches above where it was guided "eco-walk" with one its affairs without the when these folks were of the local marine interference from the Pope. youngsters. They "know" biologists. I asked the Again, water was a that the sea level is rising, question, "What does Veziice necessary buffer to ensure All around Venice are do about its sewage?" He this. piles of 24-inch scaffolding turned to me and asked Venice became known as that are regularly placed in what I would do. I answered a playground where foot traffic areas, when the that I would probably gambling, drugs, alcohol water rises, so that address it as one would on a and promiscuity were pedestrians don't have to ship, storing it in containers tolerated and even traipse about in water. Most that would be pumped and encouraged. Between doors leading ontothe carted away to a processing distance and being streets have metal outerplant. Our guide shook his surrounded by water, these safety doors about 36 inches head and said that no such factors offered a type of high that guard against plan was in place. The impunity not experienced water leakage into the sewage is pumped directly by the rest of Italy. structure. In some Cases.into the inner canals. He The canals that wind their residents have moved up to then made the comment that ways through the buildings the second floor, in order to if a person were unlucky are seldom more than 3 feet escape the constant threat of enough to fall in (which deep. The exception is the water invading their living happens) it means a trip to Grand Canal, which is able spaces, the hospital to be treated to accommodate large cruise Because of the rising sea for the obvious ships. Because of these level the water crosses what contamination. canals and relationship to was once an impermeable The city has recently the water, Venice is faced barrier that kept water from adopted new regulations with several challenges, wicking into the brick and that are trying to address First is the disintegration of mortar. The disintegration this through new codes, its buildings. Second is the is happening becauseof the enforced when restoration flight of residents and constant dampening and occurs. An on-site initial accompanying problems drymg of the buildmgs. Asprocessing of sewage will be when buildings are left water recedes, the mortarrequired before it can be vacant. Third, the cost of dries, leaving expanding salt released into the canals. restoration is extreme. Last, crystals. As these crystals Over time, this should the city experiences ongoing expand they push on the alleviate much of the sewage issues. mortar, causing it to crack problem. First, two forces come to and dissolve into powder.Those who do not bear on the city. The soil is This happens repeatedly, subscribe to the idea of becoming increasingly With each drying phase, the climate change and sea unstable, causing the breakdown is hastened, levels rising should take a buildings to sink. This is Bricks in the bottom fourgood look at what is obvious to the casual feet of the buildings need to happening in Venice. In two observer when traveling be replaced. Many cannot generations, the sea has through the city, noticing afford this restoration, and risen significantly. The that towers and other the continuing long-term evidence may not be so buildings are shifting, threat. They are leaving,obvious in other places. sagging and listing. In the 1960s, over 200,000 Venice continues to be a Next, the seas are, in fact, residents lived in Venice. "canary in the coal mine" rising. Marine biologists are Now, close to 58,000 livefor the rest of the world to studying the "seaweed there. The long-term observe. Sudoku Puzzle #3042-D Difficult "MM, Good!" 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