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Despite Risk, Many Residents Can't Resist The Water

Nov 12, 2012 (Talk of the Nation) — According to 2010 Census data, more than half of all Americans live within 50 miles of the coast, and still more live by rivers and lakes. Living by water can present a danger, but for many who choose to live there, the draw of the water outweighs the perceived risks.

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Klaus Jacob, research scientist, Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
David Ropeik, consultant in risk perception and risk management

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