US scientists gauge coastal erosion along Lake Michigan

The year 2016 was the warmest on record. Rising temperatures have caused water levels to rise around the world and speed up coastal erosion.

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    The year 2016 was the warmest on record. Rising temperatures have caused water levels to rise around the world and speed up coastal erosion.

    That includes North America's Great Lakes, where the US state of Illinois is trying to measure its impact on the shores of Lake Michigan.

    Al Jazeera's John Hendren reports from Evanston, Illinois.


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