Nav: Home

Natural Disasters Current Events | Page 8

Natural Disasters Current Events, Natural Disasters News Articles.
Sort By: Most Viewed | Most Recent
Page 8 of 25 | 1000 Results
1 million expected to join in on Cutler Global Disaster Lecture
On Thursday, Sept. 29, Eric Noji, M.D., M.P.H., senior policy advisor for emergency preparedness and response, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will address an expected global audience of 1 million listeners about important contributions that epidemiologists can make to enhance the effectiveness of disaster relief planning and management. (2005-09-28)
Aznalcóllar disaster compared with Cretaceous mass extinction
Researchers from the University of Granada have compared the disaster caused by the Aznalcóllar spillage in the Doñana National Park in Andalusia 11 years ago with the biggest species extinction known to date. (2010-02-02)
Map Of Western Hemisphere Indicates Location Of Potential Earthquake Damage
A new ground shaking hazard map of the Western Hemisphere will show regions of potential earthquake damage, providing a useful global seismic hazard tool for government, industry and the general public. (1998-05-27)
Earthquake shakes New Hampshire
A very minor earthquake, preliminary magnitude 2.9 according to the U.S. (2000-01-26)
A world novelty for an improved tsunami early warning
After completing their simulation component in the German-Indonesian Tsunami Early Warning System, the team for tsunami modeling of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in the Helmholtz Association has presented the currently leading software system for tsunami events with the potential for catastrophe. (2008-07-09)
2003 assessment of oil and gas resources in Appalachian basin completed
The USGS has just completed a geologically based assessment of the technically recoverable, undiscovered oil and gas resources of the Appalachian Basin Province. (2003-03-10)
CDC funds will enable UNC-CH to help minimize domestic violence in flood areas
Natural disasters like last year's Hurricane Floyd continue to haunt some N.C. flood victims long after the last emergency vehicle has rolled away and exhausted personnel have gone back home. (2000-10-17)
Study: Hurricane Floyd boosted long-term use of N.C. emergency rooms, outpatient services
Even after its winds abated and smothering floodwaters withdrew, Hurricane Floyd had long-term effects on health care for poor state residents living in counties damaged by the killer storm, a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health study shows. (2003-06-30)
Do's And Don'ts After Natural Disasters
The thousands of deaths and heavy damages caused in Central America by Hurricane Mitch are testimony that Latin America and the Caribbean are vulnerable to a wide variety of natural and manmade disasters, according to experts at the Pan American Health Organization. (1998-11-06)
Greeks get space-based help in wake of deadly fires
Cleanup and rebuilding teams responding to the devastation across Greece caused by this summer's deadly fires are getting help from space. (2007-09-21)
UNH researchers probe BP oil spill's effect on biodiversity
A National Science Foundation grant to the University of New Hampshire's Hubbard Center for Genome Studies will help researchers better understand the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on some of the Gulf of Mexico's most abundant creatures. (2010-09-15)
Why are some children more resilient to post-traumatic stress?
Children exhibit a range of responses to traumatic events such as natural disasters, with some suffering acute traumatic reactions that resolve over time and others experiencing long-term symptoms of posttraumatic stress. (2014-02-20)
OU professor awarded $500,000 grant for disaster risk assessment and reduction in Pakistan
University of Oklahoma professor Yang Hong, associate professor in OU's School of Civil Engineering and Environmental Sciences, recently received a $500,000 grant from the Pakistan-US Science and Technology Cooperation Program. (2010-09-28)
Government invests in information exchange initiative to improve emergency preparedness and response
Speaking at the 2007 International Pipeline Security Forum, the Honorable Gary Lunn, minister of natural resources, announced that the government of Canada will invest $150,000 to fund a project that will facilitate the online exchange of information about Canada's critical infrastructure in support of emergency preparedness and response. (2007-10-25)
Earthquakes Take More Lives In 1997
Despite the lower number of major earthquakes worldwide (21 major earthquakes were recorded in 1996), the death toll from earthquakes was much higher in 1997 than in the previous year, the U.S. (1997-12-31)
Natural history must reclaim its place
A group of scientists argues in the April BioScience that the study of natural history has waned in recent decades in developed countries. (2014-03-26)
Southern Medical Journal presents special issue on disaster preparedness
Surveys suggest that while most US physicians are willing to play a role in responding to natural and man-made disasters, most do not feel adequately prepared to fulfill that role. (2013-01-07)
New book details long-term impact of Katrina on New Orleans-area children
A new book details, over a seven year period, the impact of Hurricane Katrina on children in New Orleans and surrounding areas. (2015-08-07)
Earthquake shakes northern Illinois
A minor earthquake, preliminary magnitude 3.5 according to the U.S. (1999-09-02)
Report on earthquakes or follow USGS scientists in Turkey on USGS website
Citizens of the U.S. can report felt earthquakes to the U.S. (1999-08-21)
Natural-disaster mathematical aid systems are presented to NGOs
A team of mathematicians from the Complutense University of Madrid has developed a computer application that estimates the magnitude of natural disasters and helps NGOs in the decision making process. (2010-02-11)
Sociologist proposes disaster scale to facilitate recovery and research
A sociologist has designed a disaster rating scale that would be useful to disaster researchers and practitioners alike. (2003-08-16)
New insights into the 'smell of death' could help recover bodies in disasters and solve crimes
In an advance toward the first portable device for detecting human bodies buried in disasters and at crime scenes, two Penn State forensic scientists report early results from a project to establish the chemical fingerprint of death. (2009-08-16)
About 10 percent of mothers experienced depression 2 years after Hurricane Katrina, study shows
About 10 percent of mothers experienced chronic, persistent depressive symptoms two years after Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast, killing more than 1,800 people, displacing hundreds of thousands and causing widespread damage estimated at more than $100 billion, according to a Georgia State University study. (2015-08-27)
Elevated rates of mental health problems among survivors of tsunami
Adult and children in the tsunami-affected areas in Thailand have elevated rates of mental health problems such as symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder and depression up to 9 months after the disaster, according to two studies in the August 2 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on violence and human rights. (2006-08-01)
Mathematicians tackle global issues
More than 100 academic institutions and scholarly societies have joined in a major world-wide initiative: Mathematics of Planet Earth (MPE2013). (2012-12-07)
Researchers study costs of 'dirty bomb' attack in L.A.
A dirty bomb attack centered on downtown Los Angeles' financial district could severely impact the region's economy to the tune of nearly $16 billion, fueled primarily by psychological effects that could persist for a decade. (2012-04-23)
World-wide assessment determines differences in cultures
A new international study led by the University of Maryland and supported by the National Science Foundation's Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences offers insights that may help explain such cultural differences and bridge the gaps between them. (2011-05-26)
Disaster Readiness Center joins Earth Institute
The National Center for Disaster Preparedness, a research, policy and education institution that has worked for the past decade across the United States to strengthen responses to extreme weather, terrorism and other threats, has joined Columbia University's Earth Institute. (2013-08-01)
Texas Hurricane Center presents conference at UH Aug. 2
Coastal protection and debris management for hurricanes and other disasters are among the many topics to be discussed at a conference at the University of Houston Aug. (2013-07-31)
Earthquake Shakes Up More Than Alabama
Moderately damaging earthquakes occur about every 20 years in the United States east of the Rocky Mountains. (1997-10-24)
Self-delusion is a winning survival strategy, study suggests
Harboring a mistakenly inflated belief that we can easily meet challenges or win conflicts is actually good for us, a new study suggests. (2011-09-14)
Rensselaer engineer joins team to study levee failures in New Orleans
A Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute engineer is headed to New Orleans as part of an expert team investigating levee failures in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. (2005-10-10)
Research alliance aims to help vulnerable communities cope with disaster
Leading Gulf Coast medical centers, universities and public health institutions from Miami to Houston have united to form a consortium to improve community disaster readiness and recovery through research programs targeting health disparities, disaster preparedness and environmental health. (2010-06-11)
International Public Health Network awards grants to projects in 5 nations
The International Association of National Public Health Institutes, has awarded its first short- and mid-term technical assistance grants to public health institutes in five nations. (2007-06-22)
Post-Sandy, Long Island barrier systems appear surprisingly sound
Results of a rapid response marine geophysical survey off Long Island following Hurricane Sandy show that despite the devastation on land, Sandy did not significantly disrupt the offshore barrier system that protects Long Island from long-term erosion. (2013-12-11)
Climate change poses major risks for unprepared cities
Cities worldwide are failing to take necessary steps to protect residents from the likely impacts of climate change, even though billions of urban dwellers are vulnerable to heat waves, sea level rise and other changes associated with warming temperatures. (2011-04-07)
EARTH: The dangers of solar storms
Throughout history, humanity has steadily increased its dependence upon technology. (2013-01-22)
Commerce's NIST details federal investigation of World Trade Center collapse
The World Trade Center disaster on Sept. 11, 2001, was the worst building failure in recorded history, killing some 2,800 people. (2002-08-26)
New Orleans 'toxic soup' a less serious problem than initially believed
Despite the tragic human and economic toll from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita along the Gulf Coast in 2005, the much-discussed (2006-09-11)
Page 8 of 25 | 1000 Results
   First   Previous   Next      Last   

Best Science Podcasts 2017

We have hand picked the best science podcasts for 2017. Sit back and enjoy new science podcasts updated daily from your favorite science news services and scientists.
Now Playing: TED Radio Hour

Manipulation
We think we're the ones who control what we see, read, think and remember. But is that true? Who decides? And who should decide? This hour, TED speakers reveal just how easily we can be manipulated. Guests include design ethicist Tristan Harris, MSNBC host Ali Velshi, psychologist Elizabeth Loftus, and neuroscientist Steve Ramirez.
Now Playing: Science for the People

#443 Batteries
This week on Science for the People we take a deep dive into modern batteries: how they work now and how they might work in the future. We speak with Gerbrand Ceder from UC Berkeley, about the most commonly used batteries today, how they work, and how they could work better. And we talk with Kathryn Toghill, electrochemist from Lancaster University, about redox flow batteries and how they could help make our power grids more sustainable.