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Massive floodgates protect Venice — but damage natural areas

Blocks of the mobile gates of the Experimental Electromechanical Module (Mose) emerge during technical tests in Venice.

The mobile barriers that protect the streets of Venice from inundation during storms have changed water and sediment flow in the lagoon surrounding the city. Credit: Luca Zanon/Corbis via Getty

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Nature 604, 220 (2022)



  1. Tognin, D. et al. Sci. Adv. 8, eabm8446 (2022).

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