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Large-scale forces shape local ocean life, global study shows

...tion, species competition and disturbances such as hurricanes or landslides would play a central role in limiting the number of species found there. But Witman and his team found that species diversity in local areas, no bigger than a half-mile square, was directly proportional to species diversity in tha...

Hurricane damage creates pecan shortage

...gist with the University of Georgia. "But then the hurricanes came late in the growing season and caused tremend...said Brenneman. Another problem brought on by the hurricanes is increased pecan disease. One disease that normally doesn't appear, Phytophthora shuck and kernel ...

Argo robotic instrument network now covers most of the globe

...n the ocean and monsoons; and how the oceans drive hurricanes and typhoons. "With 1,500 floats in the water we are now looking at almost the whole planet," said Scripps Institution of Oceanography's John Gould, Argo international project director. "It's exciting to see so many countries involved in Argo and ...

Violent ocean motion no magic potion for reefs

...rly completed, it appears all reefs in the path of hurricanes Frances and Jeanne have been largely scoured free ...nce to study the impacts of natural phenomena like hurricanes on reefs under siege from these harmful algal blooms that we believe are triggered by humans." For t...

Sinking coastlines may precede large subduction zone quakes

...amoebas with microscopic shells deposited by past hurricanes along the Atlantic coast and into the Arctic. He was intrigued, however, by the efforts of other researchers to use diatoms or pollen to chart the history of quake-related subsidence in marshes along the Pacific coast. The big 1964 Alaskan quake, for...

Bayou blues: Working to save the US from the worst potential oil, gas and fishing crisis

...nited States. "Wetlands act as a storm buffer for hurricanes and other large storms," said Dr. Denise Reed, a professor of Geology and Geophysics at the University of New Orleans. "With the rapidly depleting wetlands, people that have lived in southern Louisiana can tell that over the last 30 years, large stor...

Weight-loss and exercise study compares center- and home-based programs

...ycling, gardening, swimming, cleaning up after the hurricanes and the program's requisite 45-minute walks three times a week. Once a week, she spoke on the phone with a dietician for 20 minutes. She also maintained food and exercise logs, which she submitted by mail. "When I started, I measured, weighed and re...

A decade after launch, ERS-2's mission continues

...aviest of weather, even peering into the centre of hurricanes and typhoons. Processed by the Royal Dutch Meterological Institute (KMNI), these unique data are assimilated operationally by users including the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, improving the quality of weather forecasting and sh...

FSU meteorologists' work may lead to better tracking of hurricanes

...sts are continually exploring different aspects of hurricanes to increase the understanding of how they behave. ...d even more. In addition, when Zou and Wu examined hurricanes using the ozone data, the eye of the storms became very clear. Because forecasters always try to pin...

Mayan stingless bee keeping: Going, going, gone?

... starve as deforestation, forest fragmentation and hurricanes reduce the availability of the floral resources they need. Finally, most of the bee keepers on the Yucatan are old men living in rural areas where no one inherits their knowledge of the fine points of meliponiculture, specifically, how to propagate...

Hurricane hazard briefing on Capitol Hill

...inistration are predicting at least seven Atlantic hurricanes this year, with as many as five matching Ivan's destructive force. An unprecedented four hurricanes struck Florida in rapid succession during the fall of 2004. Since 1900, tropical storms making landf...

Ferry-linked water monitoring system becomes new model for United States

...d. "For us, that part is free." The recent rash of hurricanes hitting North Carolina, which are expected to continue, have been a wake-up call for state support of water quality monitoring, Ramus said. "Given the fact that there are predictions of several decades of elevated tropical storm activity, the timing ...

Are hurricanes increasing? Ask a Georgia pine tree

...y Claudia Mora found they could identify all known hurricanes that hit the area over the past fifty years. But ...What we're trying to do is understand frequency of hurricanes and how variable their occurrence is over the long-term," said Mora. "We're trying to come up with a...

Environmental lessons from tsunami as world's coastal population doubles

...ction and educated communities following two major hurricanes in 1988 and 1998 and were much more able to adapt, cope and recover from Hurricane Ivan in 2004. Traditional farming systems which integrated coffee with maize in Honduras were much better at recovering from Hurricane Mitch in 1998 than farming syst...

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

...yphoid or cholera, are unlikely to break out after hurricanes and floods in areas where these diseases do not already naturally occur," says Ruth Berkelman, MD, Chair of the Public and Scientific Affairs Board of the American Society for Microbiology. "The greatest threats to the people in the affected areas ar...

1 million expected to join in on Cutler Global Disaster Lecture

...ems in organizing and delivering aid to victims of hurricanes Katrina and Rita and the tsunami that devastated parts of Southeast Asia has made collecting and analyzing data on relief efforts a critical priority. On Thursday, Sept. 29, Eric Noji, M.D., M.P.H., senior policy advisor for emergency preparedness an...

NASA sees 2004's Hurricane Charley slice a Florida island

...igates the extent and causes of coastal impacts of hurricanes and extreme storms on the coasts of the United Sta...igation. "They are trying to better understand how hurricanes or Nor'easters impact coastal environments," said C. Wayne Wright, remote-sensing scientist at NASA ...

Small molecule inhibitor of cholera discovered

Just as hurricanes in the Gulf states and Guatemala have raised the risks of cholera outbreaks, researchers at Harvard Medical School have identified a new type of antibiotic against the cholera bacteria. While traditional antibiotics kill bacteria outright by interfer...

Media alert: Special session on the impact of Hurricanes Katrina, Rita on crops, soils, environment

...d environmental factors), and the impact of future hurricanes will be considered. 8:05 - 8:25 Dan Manternach, VP of Ag Services, Doane's AgProfessional - Short/long-term crop and agricultural issues and economic impact 8:25 - 9:00 Questions & Answers The event will be held as part of the International Annual...

California's oak woodlands face a new threat: Climate change

...one region to another, Sloan added. "More intense hurricanes are the issue on the Gulf Coast, while melting sea ice is important in the Arctic," she said. "In California, the strongest effects of climate change are in the mountains, creating concern for our water supply and for the natural ecosystems that attr...

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