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DEC 21, 2013 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Watching the waters on Smith Island

TYLERTON, Md. (AP) — Smith Island is dying. Since the arrival of English settlers in the mid-17th century, the sea has been the lifeblood for the clump of islands barely peeking above the greenish expanse of water 10 miles west of Crisfield. Centuries before the invention of barbed wire, islanders used the waters of Chesapeake Bay as a natural barrier to keep their cattle from roaming. The vast majority of Smith Islanders don't accept being labeled climate refugees any more than they accept their island's watery doom. [...] that's essentially what state officials did when they offered ... Read More

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