The US Geological Survey

The USGS provides "reliable scientific information to describe and understand the earth; minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; manage water, biological, energy, and mineral resources; and enhance and protect the quality of life'' (www.usgs.gov). It is the largest mapping organization within the United States and offers data collection, monitoring, analysis, and interpretation services to improve the understanding of natural resource conditions, problems, and issues. The USGS has interests within the following areas (among others): atmosphere and climate, earth characteristics, ecology and environment, environmental issues, natural resources, plants, and animals.

Survival Basics

Survival Basics

This is common knowledge that disaster is everywhere. Its in the streets, its inside your campuses, and it can even be found inside your home. The question is not whether we are safe because no one is really THAT secure anymore but whether we can do something to lessen the odds of ever becoming a victim.

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