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Fort on list of landmarks at risk

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- St. Augustine made another list.

It's a list of landmarks that are at risk of damage from sea water rise, based on climate change.

The Union of Concerned Scientists created the list of National Landmarks at Risk.

The Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine shares the list with downtown St. Augustine and with Fort Mose.

The Florida landmarks on the list are all close to the water.

Fort Superintendent Gordie Wilson said while they can't move the fort to protect it, he hopes the listing prompts people to look at the big picture concerning sea level rise.

"The fort was constructed to guard against attacks by water, but not attacks "by water," if you know what I mean," Wilson said.

Landmarks around the country are on this list, such as the Statue of Liberty, the Johnson Space Center in Texas, and the historic district of Charleston.


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