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Sinking Shoreline Threatens Coastal Communities in Indonesia

Nur Anisa Rahmadani has to wade through shin-deep seawater to get to her primary school in Pantai Bahagia village on the north coast of Indonesia's Java island. Almost every day, the sea, which used to lap the shore a few kilometers away, floods her schoolyard and classrooms — clear evidence of the threat that Java's sinking coastline poses to millions of people. Experts say Pantai Bahagia, or "Happy Beach," and scores of other villages and towns along the shoreline...

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