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Disasters and Hazard Mitigation: Living More Safely on a Restless Planet

Nature is continually reshaping our world with volatile and often catastrophic power. NSF-funded research is helping to improve our understanding of the causes and effects of natural disasters while also making the world safer. Together, scientists and engineers are drawing from a wide variety of disciplines to mitigate the hazards -- and answer the scientific questions -- posed by nature's most energetic events.

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