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Article ID: 691930

Termites Topple Pine Trees – a Concern as Hurricane Season Nears

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Not only can these invasive termites kill pine trees, they also hollow out the trunk of many other trees, including oak trees, making them structurally fragile and susceptible to hurricanes.

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29-Mar-2018 9:20 AM EDT
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Article ID: 691776

Cornell College's Rhawn Denniston Receives NSF Grant to Explore Prehistoric Fire Activity

Cornell College

The National Science Foundation has awarded Cornell College Professor of Geology Rhawn Denniston a grant in the amount of $51,645 to examine how prehistoric fire activity may be recorded by stalagmites.

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27-Mar-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 691729

Expert Makes Case for “New” Disaster Training

University of Georgia

In the face of more frequent and deadly events, University of Georgia disaster management expert Curt Harris argues that more regular citizens need to be prepared to help others in the event of a disaster.

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26-Mar-2018 2:45 PM EDT
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Article ID: 691276

Trees Down, Hazards Abound

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

A Rutgers study calls attention to post-storm hazards posed to tree care workers and provides safety recommendations

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16-Mar-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 691240

UTHealth Receives $2.6 Million From Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund for Behavioral Health Care at Integrated UT Physicians Clinics

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

The Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund has awarded $2.6 million to The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) for a technology-supported program for patients with unmet post-Harvey behavioral health needs.

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15-Mar-2018 6:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 691109

Chasing Storms Through Terabytes of Data

Department of Energy, Office of Science

Toolkit lets scientists detect extreme weather in climate simulations far faster than before.

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13-Mar-2018 7:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 690411

Assessing the Impact of Hurricanes on Puerto Rico’s Forests

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Building on methods they used to assess the impact of hurricanes such as Katrina, Gustav, and Rita on forests and tree mortality, scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have produced a rapid mapping of the disturbance intensity across Puerto Rico’s forests with the help of Google Earth Engine.

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1-Mar-2018 5:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 689834

Study: Corporations Can Benefit from Altruism During a Crisis

North Carolina State University

New research finds that altruism – and social media – can help corporations cultivate trust with consumers on mobile devices during and after natural disasters, such as hurricanes.

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20-Feb-2018 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 689394

Don’t Blame Hurricanes for Most Big Storm Surges in Northeast

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Hurricanes spawn most of the largest storm surges in the northeastern U.S., right? Wrong, according to a study by Rutgers University–New Brunswick scientists. Extratropical cyclones , including nor’easters and other non-tropical storms, generate most of the large storm surges in the Northeast, according to the study in the Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology. They include a freak November 1950 storm and devastating nor’easters in March 1962 and December 1992.

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15-Feb-2018 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 689545

Researcher's Fieldwork Builds Understanding of Community Resilience, Recovery in Face of Disaster

University of Kansas

A researcher at the University of Kansas is part of a $20 million, five-year project funded by National Institute of Standards and Technology that enables engineers, computer scientists, economists, urban planners and sociologists to study how communities recover from disaster and become more resilient to future adversity.

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14-Feb-2018 11:05 AM EST
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