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U.S. Coastal Hazards
June 20, 2013 | Geological Society of America

The Geological Society of America has published a draft position statement titled: “Managing U.S. Coastal Hazards“.

A quote: “Storms, tsunamis, and rising sea levels threaten U.S. coastal communities and their economies. Much of the nation’s existing coastal infrastructure must be adapted to expected future conditions or relocated, and new coastal development and post-storm reconstruction should be planned, sited, and maintained with coastal geologic hazards clearly in mind.”


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