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Floods and fires across Europe captured from space
...itain for 60 years and deadly fires raging through southern
Europe. Heavy rains caused the River Thames to b... Heat and fire While Britain fights floods, southern
European countries are battling blazes and searing temperatures that have surpassed 40 degrees Celsi...
Extreme weather monitoring boosted by space sensor
...tion of one km are available online for the entire southern
African subcontinent. As soil moisture plays an important role in the global water cycle, these maps, based on data from ESAs Envisat satellite, will lead to better weather and extreme-event forecasting, such as floods and droughts. "Predicting whe...
ESA satellite guides polar explorers across disintegrating sea ice
...xpedition was originally planned to continue on to southern
Greenland, but bad ice conditions have made progress slow, so a decision as to whether the expedition will continue or not will be made once the two explorers reach the mainland. In the future, event better tools from space to monitor ice conditio...
Huge waves from 1 storm slam coasts some 6000 km apart
...sland in the Indian Ocean when it slammed into the southern
port of Saint Pierre on 12 May. Six days later waves created from the same storm measuring as high as seven metres began crashing into Indonesia coastlines from Sumatra to Bali, killing at least one person and causing some 1200 people to flee their h...
Huge waves that hit Reunion Island tracked from space
...s Envisat satellite. The waves that thrashed the southern
port of Saint Pierre, leaving two fishermen missing, causing several piers to collapse and flooding several homes and businesses, originated south of Cape Town, South Africa, and travelled northeast for nearly 4000 km over a period of three days befo...
Transcontinental wildfire emissions monitored from space
...ntities of released carbon monoxide (CO) above the southern
continents. They also saw increased concentrations...ded. "We did this for all of the continents in the southern
hemisphere South America, Australia and Southern Africa for the years 2003 and 2004 and found surp...
Livestock interventions can protect lives, livelihoods
...ef interventions, during the 2005-2006 droughts in southern
Ethiopia, researchers worked with the Pastoralist ... Dire districts, or woredas, as they are called in southern
Ethiopia. Interventions in both woredas involved de-stocking selling livestock to reduce numbers i...
DOE commits $27.5M for uranium contaminant transport field studies
...djacent to the Columbia River and located near the southern
boundary of the Hanford Site, north of Richland. PNNL Project Manager John Zachara says the field study at Hanford is perfectly suited for closely examining the processes controlling uranium migration in a complex subsurface environment. "It brin...
Gene linked to increased risk of stroke
...le carry the defective gene in northern Europe. In southern
Europe, even more people may carry this genetic defect. Hemochromatosis leads to iron overload in the body, eventually causing organ dysfunction, diabetes, and liver cirrhosis. The study found people with two copies of the H63D genetic defect were ...
CryoSat-2 on the road to recovery
... 'walk' from an island off the coast of Siberia to southern
Greenland a route never before considered. In support of the CryoSat-2 Project they will be taking valuable measurements of snow depth throughout their journey. Regular updates are posted on the expedition web-site http://www.arcticarc.org These...
High levels of blindness in southern Sudan following years of war
Surveys conducted in southern
Sudan, after conflict there ended in 2004, found m...in Africa and one of the poorest in the world. The southern
region of the country is very remote and was devastated by a civil war that went on for nearly half ...
Teens who smoke have increased risk of developing asthma
...l study of respiratory health among children in 12 southern
California communities. During annual school visits the researchers collected data on demographic factors, medical histories, household exposures, cigarette smoking and newly diagnosed asthma. They followed a group of 2,609 children and adolescents w...
Mayo Clinic study could lead to safer pesticides
...t and Asia. Aphids have been present since 1912 in southern
Europe, central Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Greenbugs are the most damaging of aphids because they suck plant juices and inject a toxin into the plant during the process, Dr. Pang says. The toxin causes more injury than the actual physical inju...
Global view shows strong link between kidney cancer, sunlight exposure
...for latitude. The latitudes range from -90 for the southern
hemisphere, to zero for the equator, to +90 for th...es were places like New Zealand and Uruguay in the southern
hemisphere and Iceland and the Czech Republic in the northern hemisphere. Clustered at the bottom of...
Black-Bone Silky Fowl: An odd bird with meat to crow about
...lack-Bone Silky Fowl, and those birds go mainly to southern
Asia and Japan, Tian said. Tian hopes the ACS report will increase awareness about this odd bird in the United States, and eventually put Black Bones on fast food and home menus. If that happens, consumers can look forward to clucking over a tastie...
Life and death in the USA: New study concludes there are 'Eight Americas'
...y, western Native Americans, black Middle America, southern
low-income rural blacks, and high-risk urban blacks. Many striking differences in life expectancy were found between the eight groups. In 2001, the life expectancy gap between the 3.4 million high-risk urban black males and the 5.6 million Asian fem...
Air travel and flu: Post-9/11 restrictions delayed start of season
... weeks later than usual. In both the northern and southern
hemispheres, influenza epidemics occur annually during the winter flu season. Given the concerns about global epidemics of serious strains of flu, such as occurred in 1918, as well as the more recent, localized outbreaks of 'bird flu', it is importa...
USC research shows dogs and smog don't mix
... or bronchitis and dog and cat ownership among 475 southern
California children with asthma who participated in the Children's Health Study, a longitudinal study of air pollution and respiratory health. Children with dogs had significantly increased cough, phlegm production and bronchitis responses to the ...
Hurricane Katrina Community Aadvisory Group Survey Findings
... care to Hurricane Katrina evacuees in central and southern
Alabama during the sheltering phase and mental health services to evacuees located in longer term housing during the recovery phase. Dr. Powers serves on numerous regional and national boards for mental health services organizations. He has published...
Facial resurfacing treats precancerous skin lesions, may help prevent skin cancer
... years old, in fourth through sixth grade and from southern
Idaho or eastern Tennessee. Forty-five days after parents in the intervention group received the handbook, children in both groups underwent an assessment in which they were asked questions about their sun-related habits and their family dynamics. ...
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