Tag: "catastrophes" at biology news
Microorganisms one part of the solution to energy problem, says report
...g to understand. The means of preventing the twin catastrophes
of energy scarcity and environmental ruin are unclear, but one part of the solution may lie in microbial energy conversion. The primary method of microbial energy conversion highlighted by the report is the use of microbes to produce alternative fuel...
Some heart patients vulnerable to mental stress
...stress experienced after mass disasters or natural catastrophes
with a rise in heart attacks and sudden death. Psychological stress can leave the heart more prone to developing arrhythmias or electrical instability and the blood more prone to clotting. Stress appears to raise heart rate and rapidly hike blood pre...
Ranks of 'environmental refugees' swell, calls grow for better definition, recognition, support
...tuations." Victims of sudden and highly-publicized catastrophes
like the 2004 Asian tsunami or the recent US Gulf Coast hurricanes benefit from the mobilization of private and public sector generosity and humanitarian relief. Countless millions of others around the world, however, are uprooted by gradual environ...
Can ancient rocks yield clues about catastrophes like Hurricane Katrina?
...iety's agenda. Hurricane Katrina and other natural catastrophes
in recent years have shown how vulnerable mankind ...l areas, which were the most vulnerable to natural catastrophes
as recorded in the geological record. 'Understanding the processes and feedbacks controlling carbon ...
Institute of Medicine news: Quarantine stations at ports of entry
...tem serve as the nation's insurance policy against catastrophes
that might arise from the importation of naturally occurring infectious agents, such as the SARS virus, or man-made threats like an attack using a dangerous biological agent," said Georges Benjamin, executive director of the American Public Health As...