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Understand and mitigate the devastating impacts of natural hazards

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In a changing world, it is important to understand the natural hazards that originate all around us. A cross-disciplinary effort from the University of Washington, UW College of the Environment, and other university partners is shifting the conversation around these hazards. With state and federal agencies, our scientists and researchers are undaunted in their passion for understanding how and why these hazards occur and how we can take meaningful steps to mitigate. Natural Hazards at the University of Washington is a boundless body of experts working toward a more resilient future for communities across the globe.

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Featured Project: M9

M9 is reducing the catastrophic potential of Cascadia quakes before they happen.

Joseph Wartman, David Montgomery honored for Oso landslide report

Two University of Washington professors are among researchers honored this week by the Geological Society of America for their study of the March 2014 landslide in Oso, Washington.

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UW geologist wins early-career award from American Geophysical Union

Assistant Professor Alison Duvall has received the American Geophysical Union’s early-career award for researchers in the Earth and space sciences!

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Eastern U.S. needs ‘connectivity’ to help species escape climate change

For plants and animals fleeing the effects of climate change for a better shot at survival, the eastern United States will need to improve “climate connectivity.”

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