Tag: "flood" at biology news
Urban sediments after Hurricanes Katrina, Rita contained high levels of contaminants
...o cities in their paths. Residents were exposed to flood
waters for a long period, say the researchers. The most contaminated area tested, near the New Orleans Superdome, contained high levels of sewage pathogens. Scientists from RSMAS' Center for Oceans and Human Health, funded by NSF and the National I...
Keeping the immune system from starting a 'food fight'
...ho regularly consume an overload of nutrients, the flood
control protein may become overwhelmed and give out, leading to the chronic, low-grade inflammation characteristic of obesity and other metabolic diseases, the researchers suggest. Treatments designed to reinforce that barrier may therefore provide t...
Chronically sleep deprived? You can't make up for lost sleep
...the animal fall sleep when it is in the midst of a flood
or forest fire. Therefore, the body undergoes some change that allows it to counter its homeostatic need for sleep and to stay awake to avoid danger. Turek and his team propose that this change in the sleep regulatory system is reflective of an al...
One species, many genomes
...putational algorithms to interpret the anticipated flood
Forecasting system provides flood warnings to vulnerable residents of Bangladesh
...are for the floods. "Our goal is that long-range flood
forecasts, for the first time, will consistently r...cast Applications in Bangladesh (CFAB), to improve flood
and precipitation warnings in the low-lying nation. Peter Webster of the Georgia Institute of Techno...
Space-borne sensors help Africa tackle water shortage problems
...ntage of surface water, which will allow for early flood
warnings. The land cover change maps will help the government look at past trends in terms of deforestation, reclaimed land and new settlement areas to determine the long term affect and implement corrective measures. Zambia has one of the high...
Study: Sticking to the sand might not be such good, clean fun for beachgoers
...und 120 enterococci per 100 milliliters during the flood
tide at Lovers Point, a beach that earns an "A" grade for water quality from Heal the Bay, a nonprofit environmental organization. The beaches that Boehm and her team included in their study represented a variety of natural and anthropogenic factor...
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