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Released: 26-Sep-2019 8:45 AM EDT
Did Long Ago Tsunamis Lead to Mysterious, Tropical Fungal Outbreak in Pacific Northwest?
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

The Great Alaskan Earthquake of 1964 and the tsunamis it spawned may have washed a tropical fungus ashore, leading to a subsequent outbreak of often-fatal infections among people in coastal regions of the Pacific Northwest, according to a paper co-authored by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the nonprofit Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope.

Released: 22-Jan-2019 3:20 PM EST
Birth Rates in Fukushima City Before, After Nuclear Disaster
JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association

An earthquake and subsequent tsunami led to the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant disaster in Japan in 2011. This observational study examined associations between the earthquake and power plant disaster with birth rates in Fukushima City, the capital of the prefecture.

Released: 3-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST
URI scientists model Anak Krakatau volcano, tsunami to better prepare U.S. for future tsunamis
University of Rhode Island

The recent eruption of Anak Krakatau – which means “son of Krakatau” – is providing URI researchers Stephan Grilli and Steven Carey with a new opportunity to gain additional insights and create models that they hope will help the United States better prepare for future tsunamis.

Released: 28-Dec-2018 10:05 AM EST
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Released: 12-Nov-2018 9:50 AM EST
Coping With Threats from Hurricanes, Wildfires and Rising Sea Levels
Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

Risk assessment and risk mitigation practices can be beneficial in creating adaptation plans and making mitigation decisions for coastal communities. As scientists ponder the possibility of category six hurricanes, previous disaster prevention plans are no longer adequate for current threats from severe weather.

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Released: 23-Aug-2018 10:05 AM EDT
Will We Be Ready for the Next Harvey?
Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC)

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Released: 15-Aug-2018 12:25 PM EDT
Climate Change Sea Level Rises Could Increase Risk for More Devastating Tsunamis Worldwide
Virginia Tech

As sea levels rise due to climate change, so do the global hazards and potential devastating damages from tsunamis, according to a new study by a partnership that included Virginia Tech.

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