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Why the United States is Becoming More Vulnerable to Natural Disasters
This article discusses the United States' increasing vulnerability to natural disasters because of population and infrastructure concentrations in disaster-prone areas. Topics include the high cost of earthquakes, hurricanes, and tornadoes, a discussion of the frequency and severity of these events, changes in population and wealth as measured by revenue, and ways to decrease hazard vulnerability.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Visualization - scientific
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Environmental science
  • Natural hazards
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No cost
Copyright and other restrictions information is unknown.
DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-Edmall-693
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contributor: G. van der Vink, et. al