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    13-Feb-2019 2:00 PM EST

Article ID: 707711

In Disasters, Twitter Influencers Get Out-Tweeted

University of Vermont

A first-of-its-kind study on Twitter use during 5 of the costliest U.S. natural disasters offers potentially life-saving insights. The research, in PLOS ONE, finds that Twitter users with small networks (100-200 followers) increase activity more than those with larger networks in these situations. It also finds that each disaster type (hurricanes, tornadoes, floods) has a unique pattern of social media use.

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7-Feb-2019 11:30 AM EST
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Article ID: 707319

How Innovative Funding Sources Can Secure Sustainable Infrastructure for Cities

Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC)

HARC released a special report today for public and private sector leaders that addresses how to fund critical infrastructure required to maintain the safety and well-being of cities and communities. The Green Paper is entitled “Funding Resilience in the Greater Houston Region: Synopsis from a Public-Private Sector Workshop.”

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31-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 707140

Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath included spike in heart disease hospitalizations

Tufts University

Hospitalizations for cardiovascular disease rose precipitously in Orleans and Jefferson parishes after Hurricane Katrina. The increase in rates lasted for more than one month after landfall and rates were higher among the older black population, compared to the older white population.

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31-Jan-2019 12:05 AM EST
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    25-Jan-2019 11:00 AM EST

Article ID: 706882

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.

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22-Jan-2019 3:20 PM EST
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Article ID: 707018

Large volcanic eruption in Scotland may have contributed to prehistoric global warming

Uppsala University

Around 56 million years ago, global temperatures spiked. Researchers at Uppsala University and in the UK now show that a major explosive eruption from the Red Hills on the Isle of Skye may have been a contributing factor to the massive climate disturbance. Their findings have been published in the journal Scientific Reports.

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24-Jan-2019 11:45 AM EST
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Article ID: 706832

Society for Risk Analysis to Host Fifth World Congress on Risk

Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

The Society for Risk Analysis (SRA), the world’s leading authority on risk and risk analysis, will host the Fifth World Congress on Risk, in partnership with the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC).

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22-Jan-2019 9:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 706810

Less Hurricane Aid, Slower Response to Puerto Rico Than to Texas, Florida

University of Michigan

The federal response to hurricanes Harvey and Irma was faster and more generous than the help sent to Puerto Rico in preparation and in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, according to University of Michigan researchers

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21-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST

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