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The bright future for natural gas in the United States
Hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," has changed the energy landscape. We can now affordably produce natural gas from previously inaccessible rock formations, which has led to increasing natural gas consumption. View News Article (2012-12-12)


Study Shows Lack of National Consensus on Teaching K-12 Students about Human-Environmental Impacts
The destruction caused by natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina and human activities such as mountaintop removal mining are powerful examples of how the environment and society are tightly interwoven. View News Article (2006-06-30)


Rural America more prepared for disaster — also more vulnerable
From winter storms, to earthquakes, to terrorism — when a disaster strikes a community, who fares better, a rural community or an urban one? A new study at the University of Illinois attempts to understand the differences in how rural and urban citizens across the US respond to disaster. View News Article (2007-01-15)


Children's Preexisting Symptoms Influence Their Reactions to Disaster Coverage on TV
After a natural disaster occurs, we often find ourselves glued to the TV, seeking out details about the extent of the damage and efforts at recovery. View News Article (2012-11-06)


Cholera vaccine could protect affected communities
A vaccine used to protect travelers from cholera, an infection characterized by diarrhea and severe dehydration, could also be used effectively among those living in cholera-prone (endemic) areas. View News Article (2007-11-27)


World Summit On The Information Society
Nearly 11 000 people, representing multilateral, international and national organisations, business and media from 176 countries met in Geneva last week at the World Summit on the Information Society to discuss how the information revolution can benefit the world community. In the 21st century a convergence of telecommunications, broadcasting, multimedia, and information and communication... View News Article (2003-12-15)


Decline of natural history troubling for science, society
Support for natural history - the study of organisms, how and where they live and how they interact with their environment - appears to be in steep decline in developed countries, according to Joshua Tewksbury, a University of Washington professor and WWF International scientist. View News Article (2014-03-27)


Natural-disaster mathematical aid systems are presented to NGOs
A team of mathematicians from the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) has developed a computer application that estimates the magnitude of natural disasters and helps NGOs in the decision making process. View News Article (2010-02-12)


Toxic drugs, toxic system: Sociologist predicts drug disasters
Americans are likely to be exposed to unacceptable side effects of FDA-approved drugs such as Vioxx in the future because of fatal flaws in the way new drugs are tested and marketed, according to research to be presented today at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA). View News Article (2008-08-04)


Researchers conduct training in disaster mental health
Researchers from the University of Rochester Medical Center today announced that they have received the final portion of a $610,000 grant to train mental health professionals and spiritual advisors (e.g. clergy) in how to counsel victims of natural disasters and terrorist attacks. View News Article (2006-06-01)

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