'Estrogen flooding our rivers,' Université de Montréal study
The Montreal water treatment plant dumps 90 times the critical amount of certain estrogen products into the river. It only takes one nanogram (ng) of steroids per liter of water to disrupt the endocrinal system of fish and decrease their fertility.
These are the findings of Liza Viglino, postd...
World Vision Responding to Record Flooding in Midwest
Relief agency sending supplies, staff to Iowa from Los Angeles; more shipments from Chicago planned
LOS ANGELES, June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- As the flooding
in the Midwest
continues to spread, Christian relief agency World Vision is dispatching an
initial truckload of emergen...
CVS/pharmacy Delivers Disaster Relief in Iowa Communities Impacted by Recent Flooding
WOONSOCKET, R.I., July 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The CVS Caremark Charitable
Trust, the private foundation managed by CVS Caremark, announced today that
it has donated $100,000 to the American Red Cross for disaster relief
efforts throughout the more than 80 counties in Iowa declared federal or
The American Red Cross Urges Safety in States Affected by Flooding
As some residents in Central U.S. recover, others are preparing for potential flooding
WASHINGTON, June 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross
forges on with relief efforts as hundreds of thousands of residents in
states across the Midwest continue to ...
Restoration Industry Association Provides Evacuation Checklist for Residents Impacted by Flooding
COLUMBIA, Md., June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Residents forced to
leave their homes and businesses due to flooding
often have only a short
period of time to pack up their belongings. The Restoration Industry
Association (RIA, formerly ASCR) suggests that individuals keep these items
in an ...
Cheap Indian Medicines Illegally Flooding Pak Markets
The illegal inflow of affordable Indian medicine into Pakistan is continuing unabatedly through green channels because of their huge price difference in the two countries.
According to the Daily Times, passengers coming from India prefer carrying cheap drugs, as the prices of Indian drugs ...
Plastic Ban in Guwahati to Ease Flooding
The Assam government Tuesday enforced a ban on the use of plastic and polythene materials to prevent drains from getting clogged after heavy rains the day before flooded Guwahati, throwing the city out of gear for nearly four hours.
"The decision to ban the use of plastic and polythene is ...
Red Cross Leader Describes First-Year Triumphs, Challenges
During the last year, Red Cross responded to eight named hurricanes, a record tornado season, the worst wildfires in California history, and flooding
in the Midwest -- all of which emptied its disaster relief fund coffers. The organization faced an operating deficit of $209 million. In addition, t...
Ruth's Hospitality Group Inc. donates Broad Street building to Tulane
"Tulane's neighborhood-based healthcare initiatives are focused on meeting the needs of residents in neighborhoods severely damaged by flooding
from Hurricane Katrina, particularly those who are uninsured without other options," says Dr. Karen DeSalvo, Tulane University vice dean for Community...
Report Gives U.S. Good Grades for Swine Flu Response
... the report, Pandemic Flu: Lessons from the Frontlines .
"If, in the future, we face a situation with a large number of Americans becoming ill and flooding
into hospitals and health-care facilities, our system could be overwhelmed," he added.
Chief among the strengths of the U.S. response was the inve...
Flooding in Medical Technology
Flooding in Medical Dictionary
... and water, since human bites are even more likely to become infected than animal bites . If the skin is ... Human bites are cleaned by flooding
the wound with sterile salt water (saline) ... All people with human bites that have broken the skin are given antibiotics by ... Human...
...ulation of an expanse of water that submerges land. In the sense of "flowing water", the word may also be applied to the inflow of the tide. flooding
may result from the volume of water within a... A deluge legend or flood legend is a legendary story of a great flood sent by a deity or deiti...
...nagement. Kentucky Office ... Emergencies . 9-1-1. Critical Emergency Information. Police Department. Fire and Emergency Services Department. flooding
Emergencies . Hazardous Waste. Medical Care ... Forgotten Emergencies : An Update on LWR's ... be the most appropriate form of giving in respons...
Flooding in Biological News
Australia's climate: Drought and flooding in annual rings of tropical trees
Annual rings are acclaimed in representing natural climate archives. For the temperate latitudes it is known that the growth of these annual rings depend mainly on temperature and precipitation. In the tropics, however, with only slight seasonal variations, the correlation is not so evident. No...
Wetlands expert: China should think outside the flooding box with Three Gorges Dam
COLUMBUS, Ohio China's farmers and merchants should take advantage of new agricultural and business opportunities that could help mitigate some effects of the annual flooding
behind the Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River, according to an Ohio State University wetland expert.
The level of wa...
Bays on US Gulf Coast vulnerable to flooding
The most comprehensive geological review ever undertaken of the upper U.S. Gulf Coast suggests that a combination of rising seas and dammed rivers could flood large swaths of wetlands this century in one or more bays from Alabama to Texas.
"In terms of sea-level increases and river sediments fl...
August 2009 Geology and GSA Today media highlights
...diverted out of an established river course and onto the adjacent floodplain. Avulsions are significant natural hazards because they produce extensive flooding
as water is diverted over the floodplain. In other areas, like river deltas, avulsions are the natural process that constructs wetlands. Currently the...
Ozone, nitrogen change the way rising CO2 affects Earth's water
...ate regional runoff," said Benjamin Felzer, an ecosystem modeler at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. "More runoff could mean more contamination and flooding
of our waterways. It could also mean fewer droughts than predicted for some areas and more water available for human consumption and farming. Either w...
Hurricane Katrina: Phone home
...ther patterns. This new tool, he says, can add to the bigger picture of understanding climate change patterns in general.
"Accurate predictions of flooding
were difficult before because there haven't been enough reliable measurements of moisture fields in remote locations," Prof. Alpert adds. Using the si...
NOAA forecast predicts large 'dead zone' for Gulf of Mexico this summer
...Scientists are predicting the area could measure between 7,450 and 8,456 square miles, or an area roughly the size of New Jersey. However, additional flooding
of the Mississippi River since May may result in a larger dead zone. The largest one on record occurred in 2002, measuring 8,484 square miles.
U-M researcher and colleagues predict large 2009 Gulf of Mexico 'dead zone'
...spring, which delivered large amounts of the nutrient nitrogen. In April and May, flows in the two rivers were 11 percent above average.
of the Mississippi since May could result in a dead zone that exceeds the upper limit of the forecast, the scientists said.
"The high water-volume ...
Innovative system for monitoring coastline processes
...on the configuration of beaches and dunes. The Kosta System has also proved to be an optimum technique for studying various coastal processes from the flooding
of seaside walkways to user density on beaches.
This innovative system gives rise to the direct application of the results of an R+D+i process deve...
Climate change could drive vast human migrations
...ion may already be moving in part due to changing rains.
Sea level rise directly threatens the existence of some 40 countries. Saltwater intrusion, flooding
and erosion could destroy agriculture in the densely populated Mekong, Nile and Ganges deltas. A rise of two meters, or six feet--well within some pro...
Flooding in Biological Technology
China Agri-Business Announces 2008 Operating Results
... specifically severe winter
weather conditions in January and February, a major earth quake on May 12
epicentered in Sichuan province, and widespread flooding
in the central and
southern regions in May and June, including the Hunan and Hubei provinces.
Sales in each of these areas declined significantly.
Katrina Proven Certified Organic Toxic Mold Remedy Now Available for Mold Remediation Professionals and Homeowners
...old remediation professionals and homeowners. This chemical free mold cleaner is based on the same technology used effectively in the aftermath of the flooding
Lake View Terrace, CA (PRWEB) October 24, 2008 -- Organic Environmental Technology ( http://www.organicet.com )...
Climate change: When it rains it (really) pours
...re common and more intense in a warmer climate due to the increased moisture available for condensation. More intense rain events increase the risk of flooding
and can have substantial societal and economic impacts.
To understand how precipitation responds to a warmer climate, researchers in this study use...
Myanmar's Cyclone-Damaged Rice Production Regions Monitored with GIS
...on Myanmar's major rice-producing areas, which have suffered saltwater flooding
and heavy rainfall as a result of the cyclone.
The project included satel...on imaging spectroradiometer (MODIS) satellite to delineate the postcyclone flooding
This imagery was combined with rice land-cover classification ...
pH Balanced RepHresh Vaginal Gel(R) now Available to Women in Canada Attacking Tough, Embarrassing Feminine Issues
...to fight odor for 3 days
with every application. With a breakthrough product available on the
feminine care shelf, it is not surprising that women are flooding
Many RepHresh users write they use RepHresh when feminine odor is most
likely to occur, such as after their period, after dou...
Flawed Routers Flood UW Server
...ckets-per-second, and hundreds of megabits-per-second. The problems are far from being resolved.
The university has determined the sources of this flooding
are literally hundreds of thousands of real Internet hosts throughout the world. What was thought to be a malicious distributed denial-of-service (DDo...
IBM Develops Wireless Security Service
...a hacker steals a validated user address and identity
Man in the middle - hacker assumes the access point ID and can eavesdrop
Denial of service - flooding
the access point with nonsense traffic in order to clog it
Improperly configured access points - an unlocked, open door to the network
The new s...
Wisconsin Film Festival embraces new online ticket ordering system
...b site went live and online ordering was enabled, Carbine said.
The site's initial success wound up stressing the system to its limits, with orders flooding
the box office very early on in the process. While the rush has since passed, a great deal of time and effort was necessary early on for ticket reques...
Carl Christensen says Marshfield Clinic's history gives it an IT edge
...als began to emerge. As far back as 1964, the visionary physicians leading the clinic saw technology as one response to the rising tide of information flooding
down on practitioners. The clinic's first system for diagnostic records came up in 1967 and a complete records management module was installed in 1985...
Creating thousands of jobs, Chicagos biotech space to triple
...gs, it still looked the same to me.
As I entered the main entrance from the street, a lot of good memories of people I knew when working there came flooding
back. As we wandered around the main building, I could see that some superficial modernizing already took place. As we exited the main building on the...