Rising sea levels threaten thousands on a south China island. 1 Sep 2008  
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Throughout the 25-square kilometer Weizhou Island, beaches, coastlines, and buffer forests are being submerged. The State Oceanic Administration's environment monitoring agency shows high tides have now even risen to window level outside some of the 15,000 residents’ homes. Experts attribute these events to global warming and human activities such as nearby underwater coral reef destruction. Government officials have thus initiated preservation efforts, including a ban on coral harvesting as well as certain fishing practices.

State Oceanic Administration, China and local officials, many thanks for your careful observations and protective endeavors. With Heaven’s grace, may citizens quickly adopt eco-saving lifestyles to benefit the future of Weizhou Island and the globe.