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Researcher Who Studied the Exxon Valdez at Gulf of Mexico Spill

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Temple University oil spill expert Michel Boufadel is working with other scientists in the Gulf of Mexico trying to determine the best approaches for dealing with the ongoing BP oil spill.

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Survey Finds Public Divided Over Increasing Offshore Oil Drilling

Americans are divided over whether to increase offshore oil drilling, and a majority believes the risks outweigh the benefits, according to a new nationwide survey released today by Virginia Commonwealth University.

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Galapagos Islands, marine iguanas, oil spill cleanup, Oil Spills, El Nino, Corticosterone, Cortisol, L. Michael Romero, Tufts University, Biology, Hormones, Gulf Of Mexico, "fight or flight", Stress Hormone, ecological disaster, Environmental Disaster, Negative Feedback

Study Sheds Light on How Marine Animals Survive Stress

Research of how Galapagos marine iguanas respond to El Niño could provide insight into how wildlife in the Gulf of Mexico will respond to the current oil spill. In emergencies, animals secrete corticosterone to help them cope. However, prolonged hormone production can also be lethal.

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Fibertect Absorbent Could Aid Gulf Coast Oil Disaster Clean-Up

Military wipe designed by Texas Tech could solve oil spill problems.

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Florida State University, Geography, Coaps, Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science, Mark Bourassa, Carol Anne Clayson, Dmitry Dukhovskoy, James Elsner, T.N. Krishnamurti, Tim Larow, Steven Morey

Hurricane Experts At The Florida State University

From prediction to recovery, Florida State University’s experts are among the best in the nation when it comes to the study of hurricanes and their impact on people and property. And this year, they have an additional challenge: assessing the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and considering how it might interact with one or more major storms. These experts are available to answer media questions and give perspective to news stories throughout the 2010 hurricane season, which begins June 1 and ends Nov. 30.

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FAU Experts on Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico

Florida Atlantic University faculty members are available to discuss the state of the Gulf and the effects of the oil spill in regards to biology, ecology, its marine organisms, as well as in the areas of the geosciences, and civil, environmental and geomatics engineering.

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PTSD, Ptsd Symptoms, Ptsd Therapy, Ptsd Treament, Disaster Management, Disaster Recovery, disaster research, Disaster Medicine, Disaster Planning, Disaster Preparedness

Lessons from 9/11: Psychiatrists Are Indispensible in First-Response Teams to Help Disaster Survivors

Psychiatrists should be included in disaster first-response teams because survivors have immediate need for help in alleviating early trauma symptoms ranging from sleeplessness to constant anxiety, says a new study of 9/11 survivors and victims’ family members published today in the Journal of Psychiatric Practice.

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Allergist Warns Oil Spill, Clean Up May Pose Health Risk for People with Serious Breathing Problems

Allergist available to discuss health effects of Gulf oil spill with media.

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Experts Available on Potential Environmental Damage to East Coast from Current Gulf Spill, Future Drilling in Atlantic

The University of North Carolina Wilmington offers several faculty experts in marine biology and marine sciences that are available to comment on various aspects of the Gulf Coast oil spill, its environmental consequences and potential issues it may create if oil is carried to the Gulf Stream and up the East Coast. These faculty members also have expertise in the overall issue of offshore oil drilling and its potential environmental impact in the Atlantic Ocean.

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Nonwoven Cotton Expert Available to Discuss Cotton as Cleanup Medium for Oil Rig Spill

As oil continues to gush from the exploded Deepwater Horizon oil rig, a Texas Tech University expert in nonwoven cotton technology says the fabric of our lives may do a better job to absorb the oil spill than the booms made of synthetic material.







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