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Article ID: 684196

The Human Dimensions of Water

West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Water is the driving force of all nature, but how do people react when an area begins to run out of water? Martina Angela Caretta, assistant professor of geography at West Virginia University, seeks to answer that question in a report she co-authored for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

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30-Oct-2017 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 684121

Wichita State University Student Uses Drone Imaging for Hurricane Relief Effort in Texas

Wichita State University

James Balman is an insurance adjuster and a Wichita State University Master of Innovation Design (MID) student contributing to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. He is an independent adjuster, contracted by a variety of insurance agencies to help assess damages and accurately process insurance claims. The software he had been working on during his time at WSU is now making a difference to the citizens of Rockport, Texas.

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30-Oct-2017 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 683902

Pharmacists Offer Recommendations for Managing Shortages of Small-Volume Parenteral Solutions

ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists)

ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) and the University of Utah Drug Information Service have developed a fact sheet that provides an outline of potential actions for healthcare organizations to consider in managing shortages of small-volume parenteral solutions (SVPs).

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26-Oct-2017 10:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 683825

National Conversation on Homeland Security Technology: Commercial Flood Insurance Roundtable

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

The DHS S&T's National Conversation on Homeland Security Technology is focused on gathering stakeholder insights to identify flood risk and insurance information, along with tools to build more resilient communities.

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25-Oct-2017 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 683670

Queen’s University Belfast Researcher Creates Communications System That Can Battle a Natural Disaster

Queen's University Belfast

A researcher at Queen’s University Belfast has been shortlisted for the 2017 Newton Prize after he created a robust wireless communications system which can battle through an earthquake, tsunami or hurricane.

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24-Oct-2017 7:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 683202

Making a Difference: UVA Community Is Giving Back in Wake of Natural Disasters

University of Virginia Darden School of Business

This story features UVA Darden alumna Elizabeth Moody Ross (MBA '04) who worked in the Home Depot command center to ensure plywood was available to help rebuild areas hit by natural disasters.

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17-Oct-2017 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 682811

Warming Seas Could Lead to 70 Percent Increase in Hurricane-Related Financial Loss

University of Vermont

Financial losses could increase by more than 70 percent by 2100 if oceans warm at the worst-case-scenario rate predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, according to a new study. The study used hurricane modeling and information in FEMA's HAZUS database to reach its conclusions.

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12-Oct-2017 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 682715

Engineering Staff Hold Back Hurricane Harvey to Save Ben Taub Hospital

Harris Health System

With over 26 inches of rain and high winds in a 24-hour-span, engineering and facility management staff faced the biggest challenge of their career--keeping Hurricane Harvey at bay to protect the operations of Harris Health System's Ben Taub Hospital. They did in remarkable fashion.

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11-Oct-2017 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 682275

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

St. Mary's College of Maryland

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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10-Oct-2017 5:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 682521

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

Texas A&M AgriLife

.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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9-Oct-2017 10:05 AM EDT
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