WASHINGTON, D.C. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ A United States State Department project to develop housing for American diplomats in the earthquake-torn Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, has received the U.S. government procurement agencyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s award for property innovation.
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Well, it appears, the lawyers will soon have their turn. As is often the case when the law is involved, the consequences could be widespread in their own unique way.
First, thereÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s the question of property rights ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ what happens if rising tides submerge the public shore and encroach on private property? This has always been an issue in the fight against erosion, and it should accelerate if the level of the seas picks up its pace of rise.