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The Leonard C. Goodman Institute for Investigative Reporting Is Now Accepting Submissions

The deadline for this round of proposals is January 15, 2016. Candidates will be notified of decisions by the end of February 2016. The Institute pays a competitive rate--and covers expenses--for investigative reporting that advances social and economic justice. All stories are published in In These Times magazine and on InTheseTimes.com.

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Top Stories 11 Dec 2015; New Forensic Science Breakthroughs, Breast Cancer Treatment Difference by Age, Racial Disparities in Dialysis, and More...

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10 Years After Indian Ocean Tsunami – American’s Should Rethink Donations

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URI Ocean Engineer: Underwater Landslide Doubled Size of 2011 Japanese Tsunami

An ocean engineer at the University of Rhode Island has found that a massive underwater landslide, not just the 9.0 earthquake, was responsible for triggering the deadly tsunami that struck Japan in March 2011.

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Deep-Sea Study Reveals Cause of 2011 Tsunami

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The tsunami that struck Japan’s Tohoku region in 2011 was touched off by a submarine earthquake far more massive than anything geologists had expected in that zone. Now, a team of scientists has published a set of studies in the journal Science that shed light on what caused the dramatic displacement of the seafloor.

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How Can Survivors Heal After a Natural Disaster Like Typhoon #Haiyan? #Concordia Prof

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Haiyan’s Storm Surges Reached 20-Feet, Expert Available to Explain Science

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Lessons from the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami Topic of Public Forum

How coastal communities manage risks associated with major tsunamis is an issue of global importance following the devastating 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami that killed an estimated 200,000 people and caused billions of dollars in damage in 11 nations. The issue also has important implications for the general public on Cape Cod and in coastal communities throughout the United States.

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Satellite Data Reveals Gravity Change from Sumatran Earthquake

For the first time, scientists have been able to use satellite data to detect the changes in the earth's surface caused by a massive earthquake. The discovery signifies a new use for the data from NASA's two GRACE satellites and offers a possible new approach to understanding how earthquakes work.

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Elevated Rates of Mental Health Problems Among Survivors of Tsunami

Adult and children in the tsunami-affected areas in Thailand have elevated rates of mental health problems such as symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder and depression up to 9 months after the disaster, according to two studies in the August 2 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on violence and human rights.

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Tsunami-Damaged Coral Reefs Expected to Recover Quickly

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In the aftermath of last year's tsunami, Dr. Greg Stone of the New England Aquarium co-led an expedition of scientist-divers to survey the damaged coral reefs. The results indicate a quick recovery for most of the tsunami-damaged reefs.

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After the Tsunami: Progress Made in Rebuilding Indonesia's Health Care System

JHPIEGO has played an important role in rebuilding the health care system in Indonesia's tsunami-struck Aceh province. JHPIEGO has helped to train and equip new midwives, the first point of contact for many Indonesians in need of care.

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Less Seafloor Disturbance than Anticipated from 2004 Earthquake/Tsunami

The first research expedition to directly observe the seafloor near the epicenter of the earthquake that caused the December 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami has revealed unexpected results that will dramatically improve forecasting of future tsunamis.

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Researchers to Create Tsunami Hazard Maps for East Coast

Two researchers have been awarded a grant to create maps of the East Coast of the U.S. that will identify potential flooding and damage that could occur if a tsunami struck the region.

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New Scientist Weekly - Issue 27-Aug-05

1) Trauma of War Hits Troops Years Later; 2) a Personal Search Engine; 3) Crop Revival for Aceh After the Tsunami; 4) More Animals Join the Learning Circle; 5) US on Course for Shrink-to-fit Laser.

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Education Is Key to Preventing Loss of Life During Tsunamis

Philip Liu, who led a team of scientists to tsunami-hit areas of Sri Lanka in January, says education and more responsible development could minimize losses in future tsunamis.

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First Photographic Evidence of the Cause of the Tsunami

A scientific team has just returned from the first scientific expedition to dive 4,500 metres into ocean water to explore the seabed site of the 2004 Asian tsunami. They have revealed dramatic photographic evidence of seafloor ruptures that contributed to the deadly December 26 tsunami wave.

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Method for Imaging Dec. 26 Earthquake Yields Unprecedented Results

Scientists have developed a new method for imaging how the earth ruptured during the massive Dec. 26 Indian Ocean earthquake. The scientists use seismic waves to produce detailed images within 30 minutes of an event, a development that could have implications for tsunami-alert systems.

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South Asia Disaster Shows Tsunamis Are an Ongoing Threat to Humans

The tsunami that devastated south Asia coastlines and killed more than 200,000 people last December is a powerful reminder of just how dangerous those waves can be to humans, and a University of Washington scientist says it should be used to help people prepare for the next one.

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Center Works Across the Globe to Help Tsunami Victims

In an effort to help tsunami survivors, doctors from the University of Missouri-Columbia's International Center for Psychosocial Trauma trained specialists to provide ongoing help and began the process of establishing a permanent psychological help center in Asia.


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