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Article ID: 711711

Lessons from Hurricane Maria: Radiation oncologists offer tips to better prepare clinics for catastrophic events

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

In the wake of Hurricane Maria, radiation oncologists from the mainland United States and Puerto Rico prepared a set of crisis-planning tips for radiation therapy clinics to minimize gaps in cancer treatment after a catastrophic event. Their emergency preparedness suggestions were published online April 15 in Practical Radiation Oncology.

Released:
22-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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    18-Apr-2019 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 711323

Embargoed AJPH research: Lead in NYC public housing, Hurricane Maria deaths, Ohio refugee lead levels, political economy and public health

American Public Health Association (APHA)

In this issue of AJPH, find research on lead levels in NYC public housing, Hurricane Maria causes of death, Ohio refugee lead levels, and politics and public health

Released:
15-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 711414

Climate change to blame for Hurricane Maria's extreme rainfall

American Geophysical Union (AGU)

Hurricane Maria dropped more rain on Puerto Rico than any storm to hit the island since 1956, a feat due mostly to the effects of human-caused climate warming

Released:
16-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 710970

Climate Scientists Partner with San Francisco to be Ready for Future Storms

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

The City and County of San Francisco (CCSF) is partnering with experts from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and Silvestrum Climate Associates to assess how climate change may influence the intensity of atmospheric rivers and associated precipitation, and how those changes may impact San Francisco and its infrastructure.

Released:
10-Apr-2019 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 710968

New open-source software predicts impacts of extreme events on grids

Los Alamos National Laboratory

A new, free, open-source software reliably predicts how damage from hurricanes, ice storms, earthquakes, and other extreme events will restrict power delivery from utility grids. The Severe Contingency Solver for Electric Power Transmission is the only software available—commercially or open-source—that reliably supports analysis of extreme events that cause widespread damage.

Released:
9-Apr-2019 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 710904

Many coastal homes are unprotected from hurricanes and homeowners have no intention of retrofitting, study finds

University of Notre Dame

According to the Notre Dame study, 62 percent of coastal homeowners are not considering taking any action to reduce the vulnerabilities of their homes or enhance protections against future hurricanes.

Released:
8-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 709259

University of North Florida Engineering Professor Recognized for Lifetime Achievement

University of North Florida

Dr. Don Resio, University of North Florida professor of ocean engineering and director of the Taylor Engineering Research Institute in UNF’s College of Computing, Engineering and Construction, has been recognized for his lifetime achievements in marine meteorology.

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7-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EST

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