Who's sinking Venice?

This map shows exactly which parts of Venice are falling into the water the fastest, and which ones are holding up–suggesting the who, what and where of blame and praise. Betsy Mason, at Wired, reports on what satellite imaging reveals about the sinking city:

They conclude that the average background sinking is around 1 millimeter per year. The more acute man-made sinking ranged up to 10 millimeters a year (shown in red on the map above on the first slide), but in some places human activity actually reduces the natural sinking (shown in green).