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Picturing the Forecast: National Weather Service Graphics Developed with NCAR Research

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The National Weather Service this summer is introducing new online forecasts based on research by a team of risk communication experts at NCAR. The new graphics will better communicate local forecasts and potential weather threats for the millions of Americans who rely on the NWS website.

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WIU Students, Faculty Involved in Emergency Management Efforts Following June 22 Tornado Activity in Northern IL

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Experts: Risk of Hepatitis E Outbreak ‘Very High’ in Earthquake-Ravaged Nepal

During the coming monsoon season, survivors of the recent earthquake that destroyed parts of Nepal face a “very high” risk of a hepatitis E outbreak that could be especially deadly to pregnant women, according to a consensus statement from a group of infectious disease experts from around the world.

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Texas Tech Deploys Research Team to Intercept Tropical Storm Bill

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Today Is the First Day of Hurricane Season. Are You Prepared? Advice and Tips From ER Physician Dr. Ross Tobleman, M.D.

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Texas Flash Flooding, Coping with Disasters and PTSD: Psychiatrists Available for Comment

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5 Food Safety Tips for When the Power Goes Out

It’s tornado season, so there’s a chance the power could go out at any time during a storm. Bob Gravani, PhD, CFS, a Professor of Food Science at Cornell University and a spokesperson for the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), provides several tips to keep food safe during a power outage.

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Centers for Disease Control Uses ‘Zombie Apocalypse’ to Inspire Disaster Preparedness

In today’s pop culture, it is hard to beat the current zombie upsurge; from TV drama like “The Walking Dead” to movies such as “Resident Evil,” the devilish figures have invaded public consciousness. They are apparently popular in public relations, too, judging by the number of campaigns using zombie-related humor to generate buzz on social media platforms. But how successful are these PR strategies in the context of risk communication? A new study published in the National Communication Association’s Journal of Applied Communication Research reveals that the match between social media and humor may not be made in heaven, after all.

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Trending Stories Report for 13 May 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: Statin drugs and cancer, concussions, women in business, tracking ebola, precision medicine, nursing, Nepal earthquake, and Oak Ridge National Lab researchers working on LHC experiments.

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Dr Caroline Eakin - Nepal Earthquake Timeline & Aftershock Sequence, Tectonics & Future Earthquakes