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Expert: Early Start to Hurricane Season May Be Evidence of Stronger Storms to Come

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The Leonard C. Goodman Institute for Investigative Reporting Is Now Accepting Submissions

The deadline for this round of proposals is January 15, 2016. Candidates will be notified of decisions by the end of February 2016. The Institute pays a competitive rate--and covers expenses--for investigative reporting that advances social and economic justice. All stories are published in In These Times magazine and on InTheseTimes.com.

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Top Stories 11 Dec 2015; New Forensic Science Breakthroughs, Breast Cancer Treatment Difference by Age, Racial Disparities in Dialysis, and More...

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Hurricane Patricia: FSU Experts Available to Comment on Hurricane

FSU's internationally recognized experts are available to provide commentary on Hurricane Patricia.

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Experts Available to Discuss Patricia, Strongest Hurricane on Record

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How High's the Water Mama? @VTresearch Experts Can Tell You What's Next

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14 Million People Could Lose Power From Hurricane Joaquin

Hurricane Joaquin could result in power failure for as many as 14 million people, according to power outage forecasts by researchers at Texas A&M University and University of Michigan.

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Severe Storm Experts Avail. To Talk Hurricane Joaquin

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Climate Change Plus El Niño Could Equal Destruction for California and Caribbean

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New Book Details Long-Term Impact of Katrina on New Orleans-Area Children

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A new book details, over a seven year period, the impact of Hurricane Katrina on children in New Orleans and surrounding areas. It includes insights into why and how children's post-disaster trajectories differed and provides policy recommendations for lessening children's suffering in the next disaster.

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Fresenius Medical Care went above and beyond to help their dialysis patients during Hurricane Katrina.

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Disaster expert from @UofSC available to discuss #HurricaneKatrina lessons learned 10 years later

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Broward College Expert Offers Hurricane Safety Tips

It only takes one major hurricane to bring devastation to a particular region, which is why time and preparation are key factors to protecting personal property and lives. Marcus Robinson, director of safety and chief fire official at Broward College, is offering several helpful tips the community can put into practice before, during and after a storm.

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For Journalists Covering the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the Following Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Experts Are Available

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Disaster Research Experts to Discuss Lasting Impacts of Hurricane Katrina

Leading up to the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, nationally acclaimed disaster experts will gather at Tulane University for a one-day conference highlighting interdisciplinary research on outcomes for storm survivors.

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Flood Damage After Katrina Could Have Been Prevented, S&T Expert Says

A decade after hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, experts say the flooding that caused over 1,800 deaths and billions of dollars in property damage could have been prevented had the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers retained an external review board to double-check its flood-wall designs.

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The Future of Forecasting

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Researchers from the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts have used the Titan supercomputer, located at the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, to refine their highly lauded weather prediction model, the Integrated Forecasting System, in hopes of further understanding their future computational needs for more localized weather forecasts.

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Broward College Experts for Hurricane Season

Hurricane season started June 1, and Broward College has several experts available to discuss issues surrounding hurricane preparation and awareness, including:

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UCI, NASA Researchers Find Link Between Amazon Fire Risk, Devastating Hurricanes

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Researchers from the University of California, Irvine and NASA have uncovered a remarkably strong link between high wildfire risk in the Amazon basin and the devastating hurricanes that ravage North Atlantic shorelines. The climate scientists’ findings appear in the journal Geophysical Research Letters near the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s calamitous August 2005 landfall at New Orleans.

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Rowan Researchers Report on Hurricane Sandy’s Mental Health Impact on Older Adults

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Researchers from the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine presented findings at the “2015 Hurricane Sandy Conference: Translating Research into Practice,” showing that strong neighborhood relationships reduced the incidence of symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder among older adults exposed to Hurricane Sandy, the superstorm that devastated the Northeast United States. The findings provide new information about how the neighborhoods where older adults live can be bolstered in the face of natural disasters.