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Article ID: 702215

Two Degrees Decimated Puerto Rico’s Insect Populations

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

While temperatures in the tropical forests of northeastern Puerto Rico have climbed two degrees Celsius since the mid-1970s, the biomass of arthropods – invertebrate animals such as insects, millipedes, and sowbugs – has declined by as much as 60-fold, according to new findings published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Released:
15-Oct-2018 3:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 702113

Hurricane Preparedness Tips From a Disaster Nurse

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

People who plan to ride out a storm must be prepared. They cannot rely solely on sandbags and luck to see them through. Understanding how a specific area will be affected by flood waters, power outages, and a prolonged need for self-sustainment are perhaps the largest contributors to successful survival of large weather-related events like hurricanes.

Released:
12-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 701919

Poor and Elderly Puerto Ricans Faced a Persistent Risk of Dying in the Six Months after Hurricane Maria

George Washington University

The study found that people living in all areas of Puerto Rico faced an elevated risk of mortality during the first two months after the storm, but this risk elevation was most prominent, and prolonged, for people living in the poorest parts of the island.

Released:
11-Oct-2018 6:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702070

Study Finds Florida Panhandle Not as Prepared for Hurricane as Other Parts of the State

Florida Atlantic University

A study released today found that the vast majority of counties in the Florida Panhandle were less prepared for emergency evacuation compared to the rest of the state.

Released:
11-Oct-2018 2:00 PM EDT

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