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Article ID: 703992

S&T-sponsored Technology Assesses Bridge Safety after Powerful Storms

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

Loose or loosening soil is often the culprit in weakening bridge stability. Thus, an instrument that can quickly assess the soil conditions around bridge pillars became a top priority for DHS S&T, as well as state and local governments.

Released:
14-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EST
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    8-Nov-2018 2:00 PM EST

Article ID: 703204

Surface Water and Flood Dynamics Increase Population Vulnerability to Waterborne Disease and Climate Change

Virginia Tech

They discovered that increases in diarrheal disease cases were closely tied to periods of rainfall, flood recession, and changes in surface water quality, with a 1 meter drop in river height in the dry season associated with a staggering 16.7 percent increase in diarrheal disease in children under 5.

Released:
2-Nov-2018 2:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 703481

S&T, N.C. Partner to Test Flood Sensors, Build Resilience

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

To mitigate the impact of flood disasters, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has initiated multiple projects across the nation through its Flood Apex Program.

Released:
6-Nov-2018 2:05 PM EST
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    22-Oct-2018 5:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 702497

Rising Temperatures and Human Activity are Increasing Storm Runoff and Flash Floods

Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Columbia Engineers show for the first time that runoff extremes have dramatically increased in response to climate and human-induced changes. Their findings demonstrate a large increase in precipitation and runoff extremes driven by human activity and climate change.

Released:
19-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702182

Global Warming Will Have Us Crying in What’s Left of Our Beer

University of California, Irvine

On top of rising sea levels, stronger hurricanes and worsening wildfires, scientists project that human-caused climate change will result in one of the most dire consequences imaginable: a disruption in the global beer supply.

Released:
15-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 701994

Hurricane Michael: UAB experts available for interviews about emergency response and recovery

University of Alabama at Birmingham

UAB experts can comment on the preparation, response and recovery related to Hurricane Michael and how it may impact schools, businesses, hospitals, communities and more.

Released:
10-Oct-2018 1:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 701979

Virginia Tech coastal experts available as Michael makes Florida landfall

Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech has a team of coastal and policy experts available to talk with reporters as Hurricane Michael moves onshore along the Florida coast.

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

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