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Raising the coast a solution for more, stronger storms?

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- A pair of scientists proposing an unusual idea for a world dealing with higher sea levels brought about by climate change: Raise the coastline.

Environmental engineers Leonid Germanovich of Georgia Tech and Lawrence Murdoch of Clemson envision injecting a slurry with sediment into hydraulic fractures in the ground.

When it's repeated in adjacent areas and over a wide area, it would push up the surface of the earth.

And while the math shows it's possible, both scientists say there needs to be a lot more research about the idea.

They published their findings in 2010 in the prestigious Proceedings of the Royal Society in the United Kingdom.

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