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Americans Urged to Support American Red Cross Disaster Relief Efforts for Hurricanes of 2008

Donations now accepted through Coinstar Centers(R) at retail locations nationwide WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans can help the Red Cross provide disaster relief to those affected by the recent hurricanes by donating their coins at the Coinstar Center at grocery stor...

Parking Garages Unsafe During Hurricanes

During hurricanes, parking garages commonly are used by car rental agencies and car dealerships to shelter vehicles. Recently, Dr. Thomas Schmidlin, meteorologist and professor of geography at Kent State University, completed research determining the safety of using parking garages for the...

Sokolove Law Launches Chinese Drywall Consumer Advocacy Hotline

...result of a shortfall of available U.S. manufactured building materials to rebuild the more than 1.2 million units of housing devastated by successive hurricanes over the last 5 years. The estimated number of U.S. homes affected by the tainted drywall is 100,000 nationwide, of which 30,000 of them are in Flori...

The Chinese Drywall Complaint Center Says There is No Independence Day for Homeowners in Florida, Texas or Other States With Toxic Chinese Drywall

...was first introduced in 2003 or 2004. The peak years were 2005-2007." The group adds, "we are also very nervous about Texas homes damaged by hurricanes Rita, Ike or Gustav. If New Orleans is any guide, many of the homes in Texas repaired because of storm damage may have involved toxic Chinese drywall....

Red Cross, CDC Ready Country for Emergency Threats

...ted States and the Caribbean face the prospect of simultaneous responses to hurricanes and the H1N1 flu, response organizations are preparing for the possibility ...ks ago on June 1. Experts predict that there will be between four and seven hurricanes in the Atlantic this year, of which one to three will likely have a major i...

Hospital Corporation of America Named to Computerworld's Annual List of Best Places to Work in Information Technology

...ployees that are an extension of HCA's mission to care for and improve human life. The HCA Hope Fund After the devastation caused by the 2004 hurricanes in Florida, where HCA has nearly 40 hospitals, the company was overwhelmed by offers from HCA employees who wanted to help their co-workers affected b...

Preparing the Americas: The Outlook for 2009's Emergency Threats

...ns WASHINGTON, June 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over the next six months, communities in the United States and the Caribbean may be hit by both hurricanes and a severe flu season simultaneously. National and international response organizations are undertaking extensive preparedness efforts, to ensure th...

PHRs Protect Families From the Harshest Realities of Natural Disasters

...recasters predict there is a 70 percent chance of nine to 14 named storms of which four to seven could become hurricanes, including one to three major hurricanes (Category 3, 4 or 5) with 111 mph+ winds. This is a big reason why electronically stored personal health records (PHRs) let even those who have...

Three New Programs Confer Degrees at MSPP Graduation on June 7, 2009

...ich is devoted to meeting the mental health needs of children who have experienced multiple and complex trauma, particularly through disasters such as hurricanes Katrina and Rita. (learn more at http://www.katrinaexhibit.org/commInitiatives.htm ) Prior to her advocacy for hurricane victims, she was t...

Feeding America and Abbott Partner For Hurricane Relief

...sident and CEO of Feeding America. "We certainly hope that there aren't any hurricanes this season, but we can now take some small comfort in the fact that should...as and other Gulf Coast states in 2008, following the devastation caused by hurricanes Gustav and Ike. Feeding America is now in its 20th year of providing...
Hurricanes in Medical Technology

Insurance Industry Teleconference on Swine Flu Pandemic Set for May 13

... a teleconference for insurance executives working to address this urgent global risk. "As we've seen with everything from asbestos litigation to hurricanes to the current financial crisis, the insurance industry plays an enormously important role in the global economy when disaster triggers losses of almo...

More Than 300 New Medicines Being Developed for Mental Illnesses

... for his role in The Sopranos -- who suffers from depression. In Louisiana, rates of post-traumatic stress disorder and suicide have increased since hurricanes Katrina and Rita, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Mental disorders after a natural disaster usually decrease with time, with about ...
Hurricanes in Medical Dictionary

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Hurricanes in Biological News

Climate's remote control on hurricanes

Virginia Key, Fla. -- Natural climate variations, which tend to involve localized changes in sea surface temperature, may have a larger effect on hurricane activity than the more uniform patterns of global warming, a report in this week's Nature suggests. In the debate over the effect of global...

August 2009 Geology and GSA Today media highlights

...erest in wetland restoration, especially in the Mississippi deltaic plain, where rapid disappearance of wetlands may have exacerbated damage caused by hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Until now, the timing and location of avulsions has been notoriously difficult to predict. Using scaled-physical experiments of delt...

University of Miami receives stimulus funds for study of hurricane impacts on structures, ecosystems

... MIAMI hurricanes are the costliest natural disasters that strike the United States. A better...t of this new research building, which will help us further investigate how hurricanes and other extreme weather phenomena affect our natural and manmade environm...

UH team analyzes Hurricane Ike's effects on waterways, fish contamination

...condition that we can compare to our pre-Ike 2008 data set," Rifai said. "The results will be enlightening from an environmental impact perspective of hurricanes on natural resources such as Galveston Bay." As part of the Environmental Protection Agency's Total Maximum Daily Load Program, the team has been c...

Coral face 'a stormy future'

... As global warming whips up more powerful and frequent hurricanes and storms, the world's coral reefs face increased disruption to their ability to breed and recover from damage. That's one of the findings from a ...

In the turf war against seaweed, coral reefs more resilient than expected

...th too much seaweed, researchers say, is that it can smother the baby corals, reducing the ability of reefs to recover from other disturbances such as hurricanes and disease outbreaks. Over recent decades, there have been several dramatic examples of such shifts, with one of the most widely known and striking c...

Yale study: Most polluted ecosystems recoverable

...ing, mining, oil spills, overfishing, power plants and trawling and from the interactions of those disturbances. Major natural disturbances, including hurricanes and cyclones, are also accounted for in the analysis. The researchers analyzed data derived from peer-reviewed studies conducted over the past ce...

Large sponges may be reattached to coral reefs

...sisting of polyvinyl chloride piping, which was anchored in a concrete block that was set on a plastic mesh base. Though the test area endured four hurricanes during the study period, 62.5 percent of sponges survived at least 2.3-3 years and 90 percent of the sponges attached in deep water locations survived...

AGU journal highlights -- March 12, 2009

...eres of Venus's northern and southern hemispheres and tropical cyclones and hurricanes on Earth. First detected by the Pioneer Venus Orbiter near the northern pol...itle: Vortex circulation on Venus: Dynamical similarities with terrestrial hurricanes Authors: Sanjay S. Limaye, James P. Kossin, and Christopher Rozoff: S...

VUANCE Announces Crime Scene Security and Evidentiary Tracking Development Project

... scenes and evidence collected from them. In addition, the various federal initiatives for credentialing and scene control in the wake of 9/11 and the hurricanes on the Gulf Coast have created a significant need for an end-to-end solution. VUANCE's comprehensive technology provides the basis for this solution, ...
Hurricanes in Biological Technology

Dow AgroSciences Delivering Beyond Expectations

... and development ("IPR&D") related to recent acquisitions, restructuring charges of $3 million, and costs of $2 million related to hurricanes Gustav and Ike, which hit the U.S. Gulf Coast in the third quarter. Certain items in 2007 included: restructuring charges totaling $77...

Allied Healthcare Launches First of Line of Ventilators Designed to Meet Demands of Mass Casualty Incidents

...ct. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mass casualty incidents -- such as terrorist attacks, pandemic flu outbreaks or natural calamities like earthquakes or hurricanes -- raise the life-and-death reality that existing medical equipment is not adequate to provide treatment for all who need it. One of the most critical...

The Recession List - Top 10 Industries to Fly and Flop in 2008

...versupply. Whereas the industry grew by 21.3 percent last year, IBISWorld forecasts negative growth this year of 22.7 percent -- a major correction. hurricanes Katrina and Rita resulted in a huge drain on government funding in 2005, and industry revenue has been progressively falling ever since, with negative...

Federal command center is at the front line of defense for public health emergencies

...ederal government manages its emergencies from avian flu to SARS, monkey pox and West Nile virus, to chemical spills, biological releases, tornadoes, hurricanes and just about anything else that may threaten human health. In a nation still haunted by the memory of terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, and mo...

UW space scientists use Keck telescope to study wild weather of Uranus

... Uranus may be underpinned by giant hurricane-like vortices, as weve seen on Neptune, Sromovsky said, but its unlikely that they are as violent as the hurricanes that routinely batter Florida, for example. Earthly hurricanes, he explains, dispense a lot of energy. Uranus, which is 19 times as far from the su...

Criticare narrows loss, but sales drop after partner is bought

...team for the market served by Alaris, which will turn over its customer base. Three oral surgery sales conferences last year were disrupted by the hurricanes that hit the southeast United States. The net loss reported this quarter included $200,000 that went toward the company's reserve for obsolete inv...

In the wake of Katrina, more questions than answers about global climate change

...rming buffs. It concluded the destructive power of hurricanes in the North Atlantic and North Pacific has nearly... number of tropical cyclones (a catch-all term for hurricanes and typhoons) has stayed around 90 per year for de...els formula for calculating the energy released by hurricanes overlooks the fact that no one directly measured t...

Probe into gas gouging may educate Americans about pressures on oil supply

...ect prices rose faster and higher than necessary. They may be right, but hurricanes in Louisiana are really the least of our long-term troubles when it comes t... government purchases were competing with private reserves. Finally, the hurricanes have driven home the need to invest in oil production, refining and transpo...

Planning, reality, good intentions and the road to ...

...ul to go to extremes to make a point. It's rare that the real world resorts to such tactics, but in the last month exactly that has happened with both hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Since nobody in their right mind wants to get into a contest with Mother Nature, I'm hoping this is a teaching moment. The question,...

Healthcare needs of hurricane-hit region being monitored by West Allis company's system

...em of West Allis is being used to monitor healthcare critical needs and operational issues in the multi-state region that continues to be affected by hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Following the onset of Hurricane Katrina, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) engaged EMSystem to provide rea...
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