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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: 683311

Even Small Amounts of Oil Made Birds Near Deepwater Horizon Sick, Virginia Tech Researchers Say

Virginia Tech

Blood samples taken by first responders showed that individuals exposed to small amounts of oil from the spill suffered from hemolytic anemia—a condition that occurs when toxins enter the blood stream and damage red blood cells that carry oxygen to tissues.

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17-Oct-2017 2:05 PM EDT
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    26-Jun-2017 3:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 676860

Microbe Mystery Solved: What Happened to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Plume

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 is one of the most studied spills in history, yet scientists haven’t agreed on the role of microbes in eating up the oil. Now a research team at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has identified all of the principal oil-degrading bacteria as well as their mechanisms for chewing up the many different components that make up the released crude oil.

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21-Jun-2017 3:55 PM EDT

Article ID: 658100

As Hazard Warnings Increase, Experts Urge Better Decisions on Who and When to Warn

Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

Effective warnings are a growing need as expanding global populations confront a wide range of hazards, such as a hurricane, wildfire, toxic chemical spill or any other environmental hazard threatens safety.

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28-Jul-2016 8:05 AM EDT

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Article ID: 654536

'Dirty Blizzard' Sent 2010 Gulf Oil Spill Pollution to Seafloor

Earth Institute at Columbia University

Scientists working in the Gulf of Mexico have found that contaminants from the massive 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill lingered in the subsurface water for months after oil on the surface had been swept up or dispersed. In a new study, they also detailed how remnants of the oil, black carbon from burning oil slicks and contaminants from drilling mud combined with microscopic algae and other marine debris to descend in a "dirty blizzard" to the seafloor.

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31-May-2016 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 654376

Small Offshore Oil Spills Put Seabirds at Risk: Industry Self-Monitoring Failing

York University

Seabirds exposed to even a dime-sized amount of oil can die of hypothermia in cold-water regions, but despite repeated requests by Environment Canada, offshore oil operators are failing when it comes to self-monitoring of small oil spills, says new research out of York University.

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26-May-2016 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 642857

Oil Dispersants Can Suppress Natural Oil-Degrading Microorganisms, New Study Shows

University of Georgia

The use of chemical dispersants meant to stimulate microbial crude oil degradation can in some cases inhibit the microorganisms that naturally degrade hydrocarbons, according to a new study led by University of Georgia marine scientists.

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9-Nov-2015 3:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 640546

New Report Details 10 Years of Improvements in Gulf Observation Systems

Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System-Regional Association (GCOOS-RA)

A new report from the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System Regional Association details the first 10 years of the nonprofit organization's work to improve access to ocean observing data that helps to protect and preserve the Gulf and its residents.

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29-Sep-2015 8:05 AM EDT

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