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Can Easter Island’s treasures withstand storms of climate change?: Culture at Risk

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Spectacular giant statues evoke history and mystery on Easter Island, a place that has symbolized what humans can achieve and then destroy. Now everywhere you look on the island, home to about 6,000 residents, there are signs of coastal erosion and dangers of climate change. As part of our series Culture at Risk, Jeffrey Brown reports on efforts to document and preserve their heritage.

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