Mauritanias capital could sink into the sea by 2050

28th June 2011, Comments 0 comments GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - Nouakchott, capital of Mauritania, could have a lifespan of only 40 years if measures are not taken soon: the city is being invaded by the sea, at a rate of 25 metres a year. Local homes and businesses are collapsing as water seeps in from the ocean, undermining their foundations and creating [...]

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