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Article ID: 686115

North American Storm Clusters Could Produce 80 Percent More Rain

National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

Major clusters of summertime thunderstorms in North America will grow larger, more intense, and more frequent later this century in a changing climate

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4-Dec-2017 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 685567

DHS S&T's ATAK Changes the Situational Awareness Game for Responders

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

Operators can now see who and where all actions is happening on a mobile screen and even communicate with team members from different agencies and do it in a multitude of ways.

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21-Nov-2017 9:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 685335

Amherst Offers Visiting Program for Students from Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

Amherst College

Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Katharine Fretwell ’81 has spent her morning discussing Early Decision applications—it’s a busy time of year for her staff—but another type of candidate is weighing heavily on her mind: students from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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16-Nov-2017 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 685292

The Effect of Hurricanes on Puerto Rico’s Dry Forests

Department of Energy, Office of Science

More frequent storms turn forests from carbon source to sink.

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15-Nov-2017 5:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 685050

Q & A: Restoring Wireless Communications to Puerto Rico and Remote, Disaster-Struck Areas

Arizona State University (ASU)

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12-Nov-2017 1:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 684818

New Data Suggests Increased Vulnerability for Island Countries

University of Notre Dame

The latest data released by the Notre Dame Global Adaptation Initiative (ND-GAIN) shows that small island states face increasing challenges to address the impact of climate change.

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8-Nov-2017 9:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 684299

Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities

Newswise

Rural counties continue to rank lowest among counties across the U.S., in terms of health outcomes. A group of national organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National 4-H Council are leading the way to close the rural health gap.

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8-Nov-2017 8:55 AM EST
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Article ID: 684491

Rutgers Reflects: Five Years Since Sandy

Rutgers School of Public Health

It has been five years since Hurricane Sandy claimed the lives of more than a hundred people and upended the lives of millions more along the mid-Atlantic coast. After the storm, New York City called upon the Rutgers School of Public Health to train residents on ways to safely deal with the aftermath. Dr. Mitchel Rosen, director of the Center for Public Health Workforce Development, created a program that educated thousands of New York City residents on ways to safely clean out and remove mold.

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2-Nov-2017 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 684422

Puerto Rico’s Community Health Centers, Which Serve One in 10 Residents, Essential to Hurricane Recovery

George Washington University

Secure, stable health center funding urgently needed to protect the public’s health, says new report

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1-Nov-2017 4:05 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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