Yahoo News posted a story yesterday from Reuters on Chincoteague Island in Virginia, the gateway to a national wildlife refuge located on a  barrier island with a mile-long beach.  The story describes the trends in sea level along the island and the varied reactions from these trends and responses to the potential loss in beach extent, wildlife habitat, tourist dollars and infrastructure.  If you are in a county that is near the coast, you may be interested in the difficult discussions that are being held by townspeople, government regulators, and environmentalists and the lack of easy answers.  You can read the story by clicking here.