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Mexico's Popocatepetl: To flee or not to flee
This National Geographic news article from December 2001 outlines the eruptive progress of Popocatepetl volcano in Mexico. The article discusses the difficulties of evacuating locals during volcanic disasters because of their overall beliefs that the volcano is their "friend." Users can also link to other National Geographic news stories, special news series and the main National Geographic site.
Intended for grade levels:
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • Text:
    • Journal article
  • Geographical Sciences:
    • Human geography
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
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Copyright 2003 National Geographic Society. All rights reserved.
DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-STARTINGPOINT-000-000-000-120
Related resources:
This resource is part of 'National Geographic News Homepage'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Editor: National Geographic News Desk