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St. Mary’s College Students Raise $14K and Collect 9,816 Non-perishable Items for Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief

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St. Mary’s College of Maryland students led by the Student Government Association collected nearly $14,000 in monetary donations and 9,816 non-perishable items currently being distributed by the Pasadena Independent School District in southeastern Texas.

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Pecans Hit by Hurricanes, but Growers Hope to Encourage Use Beyond Winter Holidays

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.Hurricanes may have taken a big bite out of the U.S. pecan crop this year, but that’s not likely to stop the annual fall flurry of pies, candies, cheeses and other delicacies made with the popular native nut, officials said.

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Puerto Rico Needs a Repeal of the Jones Act, Further Incentives

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Interpreting Hurricane Forecast Displays Can Be Difficult for General Public

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The 2017 hurricane season has highlighted the critical need to communicate a storm's impact path and intensity accurately, but new research from the University of Utah shows significant misunderstandings of the two most commonly used storm forecast visualization methods. The study, published in Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, looked at summary displays and ensemble displays for communicating information about a hurricane.

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World-Leading Expert on Humanitarian Logistics From Rensselaer To Discuss Puerto Rico’s Supply Chain Struggles To Disperse Aid

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Two weeks after Hurricane Maria wrecked devastation on Puerto Rico, destroying the power grid and leaving millions without access to necessities, distributing aid remains an issue. Extreme events pose serious logistical challenges to emergency and aid organizations active in preparation, response, and recovery operations, as the disturbances they bring about turn normal conditions into chaos. On Thursday, October 5, José Holguín-Veras, the William H. Hart Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and director of the Center for Infrastructure, Transportation, and the Environment at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will host a press conference and webinar titled “Lessons from Large Disasters and Catastrophes for Post-Disaster Response: Implications for Puerto Rico” beginning at 11:30 a.m. The press event will take place on the Rensselaer campus in the Jonsson Engineering Center (JEC), room 3117.

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Puerto Ricans Fleeing Maria Devastation Could Face Uphill Economic Battle in US

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Assessing Regional Earthquake Risk and Hazards in the Age of Exascale

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Researchers from Berkeley Lab, Lawrence Livermore Lab and UC Davis are building the first-ever end-to-end simulation code to precisely capture the geology and physics of regional earthquakes, and how the shaking impacts buildings

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Researchers Receive Funding to Advance Accuracy of Hurricane Storm Surge Forecasts

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During the four-year study, University of Notre Dame researchers will work to develop improved storm surge models that incorporate fine-scale data to increase the accuracy of forecasts, while also maintaining reduced computer time and reasonable computational costs.

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Reactions to Las Vegas Mass Shooting and Recent Hurricanes Vary Among Americans

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GCOOS collects data from more than 2,000 ocean sensors that play a critical role in hurricane forecasting and ensures that the information is timely, reliable, accurate and -- above all -- available to those working to understand ocean systems and subsequently provide better forecast data to save lives and protect coastal economies during hurricanes.







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