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Article ID: 565485

Predicting Amount of Oil in Contaminated Soils

American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Scientists develop faster method for testing soils around oil spills.

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10-Jun-2010 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 565471

Oil from Spill Could Have Powered 38,000 Cars (And More) for a Year

University of Delaware

As of today (Wednesday, June 9), if all the oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico had been used for fuel, it could have powered 38,000 cars, and 3,400 trucks, and 1,800 ships for a full year, according to University of Delaware Prof. James J. Corbett. He has launched a website (http://www.ceoe.udel.edu/getinvolved/oilSpill.aspx) that reports the impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in terms of lost uses of the lost fuel on a daily basis.

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9-Jun-2010 2:45 PM EDT
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Article ID: 565219

Most Kidney Dialysis Patients Not Prepared for Emergency Evacuation

University of North Carolina Health Care System

A survey of kidney dialysis patients by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine researchers finds that most have not taken the emergency preparedness measures that would enable them to survive a hurricane or any other disaster that disrupts power and water services.

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2-Jun-2010 1:35 PM EDT
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Article ID: 565270

Ocean Currents Likely to Carry Oil Along Atlantic Coast

National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

A detailed computer modeling study released today indicates that oil from the massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico might soon extend along thousands of miles of the Atlantic coast and open ocean as early as this summer. The modeling results are captured in a series of dramatic animations produced by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and collaborators.

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3-Jun-2010 12:45 PM EDT
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Article ID: 565265

UTHealth Faculty Available to Comment on Hurricane-Related Issues

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

With weather forecasters predicting multiple hurricanes before the end of the 2010 Atlantic Hurricane Season, faculty members at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) have advice that can help coastal residents weather a storm. Interviews on disaster preparedness, traumatic injuries associated with storms and a host of other storm-related issues can be arranged by calling the UTHealth Media Hotline at 713.500.3030.

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3-Jun-2010 11:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 565238

Hurricane Experts Take UH by Storm

University of Houston

With predictions for a more active hurricane season this year, an array of University of Houston researchers are available to address topics ranging from preparation to fall out, as well as various research endeavors.

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2-Jun-2010 5:15 PM EDT
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Article ID: 565181

Scientists Use Unique Model to Predict Active 2010 Hurricane Season

Florida State University

Florida State University scientists who have developed a unique computer model with a knack for predicting hurricanes with unprecedented accuracy are forecasting an unusually active season this year.

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1-Jun-2010 4:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 565154

BP, Congress Adrift in Response to Gulf Oil Spill

Cornell University

Jeffrey J. Rachlinski, Cornell University Professor of Law and an expert in environmental law, comments on the “ad hoc” responses of Congress and BP to the ongoing Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

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1-Jun-2010 12:45 PM EDT
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Article ID: 565073

Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill: Experts Available from the Methodist Hospital, Houston

Houston Methodist

As you work on stories related to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, please keep in mind the following medical experts from The Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas.

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1-Jun-2010 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 565100

Expert: Oil Spill Could Cause Huge Problems for Endangered/Threatened Animals

Texas Tech University

A Texas Tech endangered species specialist can describe perils faced by whales, dolphins and endangered sea turtles.

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28-May-2010 12:55 PM EDT
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