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Climate change likely not cause of building collapse, professor says

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Miami (AFP) – Rising seas threaten the high-rise studded coastline of south Florida, but a professor who researches the white-sand beaches said it is unlikely climate change alone was behind the collapse of an oceanfront apartment block last week. Officials have few answers for what caused most of the 12-story building in Surfside, Florida to pancake in the middle of the night last week, killing 12 people and leaving 149 unaccounted for. Determining what went wrong is expected to require a lengthy investigation. The tragedy came as cities in the Miami area are already experiencing the effects …

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