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Article ID: 520507

Children's Emotional Distress After Hurricane Linked to Parents' Stress Levels

University of South Florida

Researchers looked at the psychosocial impact of Florida's Hurricane Charley on DeSoto County, a rural low-income community hit particularly hard during the 2004 hurricane season. They found that children's post-hurricane emotional distress was closely linked with their parents' stress levels and a significant percentage of families reported post-traumatic stress symptoms eight months after the hurricane.

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15-May-2006 1:45 PM EDT
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Article ID: 520502

Bush, Clinton Speak at Emotional Commencement

Tulane University

With the presence of presidents and the scrutiny of national media, Tulane University's 2006 Commencement entered into history as an event that rode a range of musical and emotional notes and paid homage to both the students and the city of New Orleans for overcoming the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina.

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14-May-2006 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 520495

Redirecting Mouth of Mississippi River Proposed as Way to Save Louisiana Coast

Tennessee Technological University

Will it take redirecting the mouth of the Mississippi River in order to keep the Louisiana coast a viable place to live and work in the wake of Hurricane Katrina? Vince Neary, Tennessee Tech University associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, says such a bold, large-scale plan is necessary to stop the disappearance of the state's coastal wetlands "” which act as natural speed bumps against hurricanes and storm surges.

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14-May-2006 1:50 PM EDT
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Article ID: 520380

Monster Hurricanes: Questioning Linkage between Severe Hurricanes and Global Warming

University of Virginia

New research calls into question the linkage between major Atlantic hurricanes and global warming. That is one of the conclusions from a University of Virginia study to appear in the May 10, 2006 issue of the journal Geophysical Research Letters.

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10-May-2006 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 520339

Tropical Depression: Hurricane Linked to Long-Term Mental Distress

Florida State University

Florida State University sociologists in Tallahassee, Fla. have found that some South Floridians who survived 1992's Hurricane Andrew suffered mental health problems many years later, a finding that has led the researchers to predict even more dire consequences for those who lived through last year's devastating Hurricane Katrina.

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9-May-2006 4:40 PM EDT
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Article ID: 520117

Hurricane Katrina Reshaped Political Map of New Orleans

Brown University

As the Big Easy heads into a mayoral runoff this month between incumbent Ray Nagin and Louisiana Lieutenant Governor Mitch Landreiu, the city may elect a white mayor for the first time in nearly thirty years. A report released by Brown University sociologist John Logan says Hurricane Katrina has reshaped the political map of New Orleans.

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1-May-2006 2:15 PM EDT
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Article ID: 519686

Most Americans Gave to Hurricane Relief and Their Other Charities as Well

Conference Board

Most Americans who gave money to help victims of the Katrina and Rita hurricanes also contributed to all of their normal charities as well, according to a nationwide survey released today by The Conference Board. (Fears were expressed that giving to help victims of the Louisiana and Mississippi disasters would reduce giving to other charities).

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17-Apr-2006 2:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 519594

New Satellite System Will Use GPS Signals To Track Hurricanes

National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

A six-satellite array, designed by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, will be the first to provide atmospheric data in real time for both climate research and operational weather forecasting by measuring the bending of GPS radio signals. The system is scheduled for launch Friday from Vandenberg Air Force Base.

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12-Apr-2006 4:15 PM EDT
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Article ID: 519346

Cooling Rain May Weaken Hurricanes, Increase Tornado Chances

University of Alabama Huntsville

Cooling rain that precedes some hurricanes as they come on shore may cause those storms to rapidly weaken as they move inland, but that same cooling rain might also cause shallow warm and cold "fronts" within a hurricane system, making it more likely to spin off tornadoes as the storm weakens.

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4-Apr-2006 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 519191

Hopkins Genetics Experts Aid Efforts to Identify Hurricane Katrina Victims

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Experts at Johns Hopkins are joining efforts to identify more than 70 bodies recovered after Hurricane Katrina, which struck last Aug. 29, killing more than 1,200 in Louisiana and Mississippi. Most of those killed have already been identified and buried by their families.

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29-Mar-2006 3:30 PM EST
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