Ancient concrete a solution to rising sea levels

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The concrete in some structures off the Italian coast built by the Romans, a mixture of volcanic ash and quicklime, has withstood the sea for more than 2,000 years and is stronger than when it was first mixed. By contrast, modern concrete exposed to saltwater corrodes within decades. The composition of the Roman concrete is now being studied as a solution to rising seas from climate change. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2017/07/04/ancient-romans-made-worlds-most-durable-concrete-we-might-use-it-to-stop-rising-seas/?

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