This week’s featured photo is one I took last month on tiny Tangier Island, Virginia, in the Chesapeake Bay. Tangier Island, currently about three miles long and a mile and a half wide, is sinking while the waters of the Bay rise around it. The island has lost two-thirds of its land since 1850, and the pace of erosion is increasing dramatically. Without intervention, Tangier will be uninhabitable in a few decades. In the meantime, its 400 or so residents make a living from the sea and the tourist trade, and try to convince legislators that the island is worth the cost of the seawalls and other infrastructure necessary to save it.