A US-study reveals in July 2018 that the rising sea level is unexpectedly dangerous for the fiberglass cables buried on the US coastlines. The cables are water-repellent, but not necessarily water-proof for the long-term. New York, Miami and Seattle will be affected firstly, but the damages probably exist worldwide.

Plinius is an italien based institute that researches on natural hazards like volcanic eruptions, earthquakes or floods. Being located in the City of Naples between three major volcanoes it is essential for the responsible scientist, Giulio Zuccaro, to make cities in Europe safer towards natural hazards.