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How to manage forests in hurricane impact zones

...fects of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The past 10 hurricane seasons have been the most active on record, with ...ersity meteorologists predicted a very active 2007 hurricane season for the Atlantic coast, with 17 named storms, including 5 major hurricanes. The analysis incl...

Blood flow in brain takes a twist, affecting views of Alzheimer's

...ver the availability of gasoline immediately after hurricane Katrina. In our bodies the process is particularly crucial in the brain, which is the body's most voracious guzzler of "fuel," with a constant need for oxygen. When part of the brain becomes more active, more blood is shunted to that region to bring ...

World shark attacks dipped in 2005, part of long-term trend

...nd were probably due to Florida's unusually active hurricane season, which kept people out of the water, he said. In addition to last year's 38 U.S. attacks, Burgess tracked 10 in Australia, four in South Africa and one each in the Bahamas, St. Martin, Mexico, Fiji, Vanuatu and South Korea. Compared with pr...

Hurricane aftermath: Infectious disease threats from common, not exotic, diseases

...the body of a person who died as the result of the hurricane and is still in the city poses a risk of infection. "Decaying bodies pose very little risk for major disease outbreaks," says Berkelman. Furthermore, mosquitoes do not spread disease by feeding on dead bodies. There is, however, a risk of mosquito-b...

New tooth enamel dating technique could help identify disaster victims

...oyed to assist search and rescue crews in locating hurricane victims. This same technology was deployed in the days following the September 11 attacks in New York's World Trade Center rubble. Carbon-14, or radiocarbon, is naturally produced by cosmic ray interactions with air and is present at low levels in t...

Envisat and ERS-2 reveal hidden side of Hurricane Rita

...s per hour. "The most detailed information about hurricane dynamics and characteristics are obtained from dedicated flights by hurricane hunter aircraft," explains Hans Graber of CSTARS. "However these flight missions cannot always take ...

U.N. mulls the protection of Earth's forests

...ross international borders. Barring the occasional hurricane or tornado, trees tend to stay put. "It's partly a matter of sovereign property rights," Auer said. "Governments will look at a forested area and say, 'This resource is mine. I don't want someone else telling me how to manage it.' Nevertheless, ther...

Africa to take it on chin again with climate change

...of increased rains in the Sahel on future Atlantic hurricane activity. For their study, Hurrell and Hoerling examined output from computer models at NCAR, NASA, NOAA, the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, and France's National Center for Meteorological Research (CNRM). ...

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