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Satellite survey enhances knowledge of Tuscan landslides

...tage of uniform coverage of the entire area of the river basin," explained Nicola Casagli of GNDCI. "They also provide important information on the temporal evolution of slope movements, which is very difficult to obtain ordinarily. "The final results are now undergoing a process of implementation within ...

National Academies News: William H. Foege to receive Public Welfare Medal, Academy's highest honor

...g on programs to eradicate Guinea worm disease and river blindness. Though he resigned in 1992, Foege remains involved with the center's activities as a fellow and director of the Global 2000 program. In 1997 Foege was appointed Presidential Distinguished Professor of International Health at Emory Univers...

TIGER Workshop puts focus on space for African water management

...s of 'water harvesting' from wadis shallow desert river courses in the country's Red Sea Hills, while another team seeks to develop flood forecasting and early warning system for the Gash River, shared between Sudan, Eritrea and Ethiopia, and prone to burst its banks once every five years. Major changes...

Coast-mapping satellites will follow the tides

... sites including harbours, maritime facilities and river approaches to be delivered to a very-high-resolution 1:15000 scale. The project is making use of Envisat ASAR imagery, together with SPOT 5 optical imagery for precision mapping. The coastline is defined as the precise shoreline at the time of high ...

Riverbank filtration pulls pollutants from drinking water

...s researchers have found that the soil alongside a river can remove dangerous microbes and organic material...s Hopkins researchers have determined that passing river water through nearby sediment can produce other health benefits and may cut water treatment costs. J...

Australian 'mud football' game sickens players

...played in the mud, but most also took baths in the river afterwards. Cuts and scrapes from gravel and field stubble became infected with A. hydrophila, causing pus-filled lesions to develop at the wound sites. Several players also experienced headaches, fever, rashes, muscle soreness, nausea and a feeling ...

Mayo Clinic discovers important clue to new treatments for lymphoma, breast and colon cancers

...ts Headwaters Cancer researchers liken cancer to a river with directional flow. Like a river, cancer flows downstream toward production of disease. What researchers want to find is the upstream headwaters -- the point of origin that eventually leads to cancer. They look for the earliest "upstream" cellular...

Landslide warnings from satellites may save lives

...al services are being provided across Italy's Arno river basin as well as a section of the Campania region....ying areas affected by landslides across an entire river basin, a reduced-scale Landslide Displacement Monitoring measuring ground deformation over particula...

More frequent ivermectin treatment could reduce symptoms of disease responsible for river blindness

...b-Saharan Africa and Latin America and can lead to river blindness. The parasitic worms (Onchocerca volv...s, and various lesions in the eye that can lead to river blindness (which affects around 300,000 people). Current disease control depends almost entirely on ...

Mad hatters, seafood jubilees, & Pfiesteria Files

... one town, mercury may still exist in the soil and river sediments that surround its old factories. Danbu...t there are signs that mercury remains in soil and river sediment not far from where factories once stood. Connecticut Sea Grant researcher Johan Varekamp ...

Bangladesh flood and drought forecasting could bring farmers, cholera victims relief

...ions in the Indian Ocean and rainfall in the major river basins pouring into Bangladesh should help researc...ll in all of the catchment areas of the three main river systems, he said. "All river outflow eventually must pass through the Bangladesh River Delta." The...

Penn chemist Ralph F. Hirschmann among 12 scientists selected to receive the 2000 National Medal of Science

...g the parasite-fighting Ivomec, now used to combat river blindness in developing nations. The work of his colleagues at Merck has also led to drugs to treat hypertension, congestive heart failure, severe infection and hypercholesterolemia. Hirschmanns seminal contributions to organic and medicinal chemist...

Chronic lead contamination in San Francisco Bay shows long-term persistence of lead from past use of leaded gasoline

... enormous reservoir of lead-contaminated soils and river sediments remains in the Central Valley and will c...er in California soils and in the sediments of the river beds. According to Flegal, other heavy metals and some organic pollutants are likely to show similar...

Climate change will have detrimental effects on health in Europe

...Kovats et al also report that an increased risk of river flooding in Europe is likely in the future. They say that flooding has long term effects on mental health; may disrupt water purification and sewage disposal systems; cause toxic waste sites to overflow and dislodge chemicals stored in the ground. ...

Human Voltage

...trikes between 1959 and 1994. Only flash floodsand river floods cause more weather-related deaths. But according to Dr.Elisabeth Gourbière of the Electricitie de France, Service des Etudes Médicales,only 20 percent of lightning victims are immediately struck dead. Still, manydoctors do not fu...

New Teacher Award Honors NSF Program Director

...f which is toimprove handicap accessibility to the river for water quality monitoring. Forthe last three years, her students have put on Outdoor Adventure for hundreds ofelementary school children who come to learn about the urban naturalenvironment. Her current project, Our Place on Cherry Creek, involv...

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