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Much of the U.S. Population Lives in Low-Elevation Coastal Zones

"According to the study, the United States was among the 25 countries with the largest population living in low-elevation coastal zones in 2000. This trend is likely to continue, the researchers said, adding that major coastal disasters such as Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and Superstorm Sandy in 2012 already have indicated the possibly increasing risks associated with settling in the country's low-lying coastal areas." - excerpt from article in Scientific American.

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