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Climate News and Experts from Newswise 26-Oct-2017

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Newswise provides experts for the media on hurricanes, wildfires, and other natural disasters, as well as the latest research in Environmental Science and Climate Science.

Bamboozled! Climate Change Pushing Greater Bamboo Lemur Closer to the Brink of Extinction

Human disturbance of tropical rainforests in Madagascar including wildfires, burning and timber exploitation, have led to reduced rainfall and a longer dry season, further pushing the already critically endangered Greater Bamboo Lemur to the brink of...

– Stony Brook University

Current Biology

Embargo expired on 26-Oct-2017 at 12:00 ET

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

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...

– ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists)

Field of Meteorologists’ Dreams

With more than 200 instruments, the Southern Great Plains (SGP) atmospheric observatory is the world’s largest and most extensive climate research facility. This year, the site celebrates 25 years of operations, helping scientists gain vital insigh...

– Argonne National Laboratory

Investing in Conservation Pays Off, Study Finds

Governments and donors have spent billions of dollars since the 1992 Rio Earth Summit attempting to slow the pace of species extinctions around the world. Now, a new paper in Nature provides the first clear evidence that those efforts are working. ...

– University of Georgia


Embargo expired on 25-Oct-2017 at 13:00 ET

National Conversation on Homeland Security Technology: Commercial Flood Insurance Roundtable

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.

– Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

Special Issue of Journal of Nursing Scholarship Confronts Climate Change and Health

A special issue of the Journal of Nursing Scholarship explores climate change, global health, and the role of nursing in addressing environmental changes and protecting vulnerable people and populations.

– New York University

Exposure to Glyphosate, Chemical Found in Weed Killers, Increased Over 23 Years

Analyzing samples from a prospective study, University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers found that human exposure to glyphosate, a chemical widely found in weed killers, has increased approximately 500 percent since the introduc...

– University of California San Diego Health


Embargo expired on 24-Oct-2017 at 11:00 ET

Tree Mortality and Droughts: A Global Perspective

Stress-induced embolisms that interrupt water transport are a universal component of tree mortality.

– Department of Energy, Office of Science

Nature Ecology and Evolution 1, 1285-1291 (2017).[DOI: 10.1038/s41559-017-0248-x]

Researchers Introduce New Method For Monitoring Indian Summer Monsoon

Researchers from Florida State University have created a tool for objectively defining the onset and demise of the Indian Summer Monsoon — a colossal weather system that affects billions of people annually.

– Florida State University

Climate Dynamics

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

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.

– Queen's University Belfast

The Fate of Forage Fish on East Coast Lies With November Decision

A letter signed by 117 scientists makes the case for the importance of managing menhaden, the leading forage fish on the Northeast Atlantic Coast, with an ecosystem based approach. On November 13, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s M...

– Stony Brook University

Tiny Tornados at the Dawn of the Universe

Swirling soup of matter’s fundamental building blocks spins ten billion trillion times faster than the most powerful tornado, setting new record for “vorticity.”

– Department of Energy, Office of Science

Nature 548, 62-65 (2017). [DOI: 10.1038/nature23004]

Electricity From Shale Gas vs. Coal: Lifetime Toxic Releases From Coal Much Higher

Despite widespread concern about potential human health impacts from hydraulic fracturing, the lifetime toxic chemical releases associated with coal-generated electricity are 10 to 100 times greater than those from electricity generated with natural ...

– University of Michigan

Environmental Science & Technology

50 Simulations of the ‘Really Big One’ Show How a 9.0 Cascadia Earthquake Could Play Out

The largest number yet of detailed simulations for how a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake might play out provides a clearer picture of what the region can expect when the fault unleashes a 9.0 earthquake.

– University of Washington

Geological Society of America’s annual meeting

Climate Change Could Decrease Sun's Ability to Disinfect Lakes, Coastal Waters

One of the largely unanticipated impacts of a changing climate may be a decline in sunlight's ability to disinfect lakes, rivers, and coastal waters, possibly leading to an increase in waterborne pathogens and the diseases they can cause in humans an...

– National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

Scientific Reports

Scientists Use Satellites, Population Data to Build Malaria Early Warning System

Scientists are working to predict malaria outbreaks months in advance, giving public health officials a chance to protect people from a disease that poses a risk to nearly half the world’s population and kills hundreds of thousands a year.

– Johns Hopkins University

Pollution Causes Nine Million Deaths Per Year Worldwide Reveals New and First of Its Kind Lancet Report

Pollution in the air, water, soil and in the workplace is linked to an estimated nine million deaths each year worldwide – equivalent to one in six (16%) of all deaths, according to a ground-breaking new report in the leading medical journal The La...

– Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL)

The Lancet


Council on Undergraduate Research Announces 2017 Geosciences Mentor Award Winner

C. Brannon Andersen, professor and chair in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Furman University and adjunct professor in the Department of Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences at Clemson University, will receive the 2017 C...

– Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Expert Pitch

Despite Devastation From Forest Fires, Ecosystems Rise From the Ashes

– Cornell University

Climate Change Costs Climbing, Yet Difficult to Predict

– Cornell University

We Can No Longer Deny That We Live in an Era of Climate Disruption

– University of Redlands





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