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Newswise: Extreme evolution: Researchers find hurricanes drive the evolution of more aggressive spiders
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    19-Aug-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 717579

Extreme evolution: Researchers find hurricanes drive the evolution of more aggressive spiders

McMaster University

Researchers at McMaster University who rush in after storms to study the behaviour of spiders have found that extreme weather events such as tropical cyclones may have an evolutionary impact on populations living in storm-prone regions, where aggressive spiders have the best odds of survival.

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16-Aug-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Researchers Discover Rat-Borne Disease More Widespread in Puerto Rico Than Previously Thought

Article ID: 717003

Researchers Discover Rat-Borne Disease More Widespread in Puerto Rico Than Previously Thought

Texas State University

The bacterial disease Leptospirosis poses a serious health threat to the residents of Puerto Rico, as new research, conducted in part at Texas State University, suggests that the disease is far more widespread on the island than previously believed.

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7-Aug-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Newswise: 5 Insurance Tips for Hurricane Season

Article ID: 716918

5 Insurance Tips for Hurricane Season

University of Georgia

With eight hurricanes predicted this season, an expert shares ways homeowners can be prepared.

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5-Aug-2019 8:05 AM EDT
Newswise: The ADCIRC Prediction System

Article ID: 716675

The ADCIRC Prediction System

Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

APS uses modeling technology with a 30-year track record of providing accurate representations of coastal water movement, flooding, and storm impacts.

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30-Jul-2019 9:00 PM EDT
Newswise: Underwater gliders and marine robots improve hurricane predictions

Article ID: 716055

Underwater gliders and marine robots improve hurricane predictions

University of Georgia

Underwater gliders are being used to more accurately predict a storm’s intensity.

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18-Jul-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 715776

What’s the Likelihood of a ‘Crawl’ Situation? UF Experts Dispel Alligator Attack Misconceptions

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

The new horror film "Crawl" centers around alligator attacks. The University of Florida's Croc Docs weigh in on the prevalence of alligator encounters.

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12-Jul-2019 2:05 PM EDT

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Newswise: Scientist examining how hurricanes impact natural selection of hundreds of species

Article ID: 715302

Scientist examining how hurricanes impact natural selection of hundreds of species

McMaster University

The human and economic costs of natural disasters, which many believe are becoming more frequent and more intense, are well known and well documented.

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3-Jul-2019 9:25 AM EDT

Article ID: 715209

Researchers use forecasting models and data analysis for hurricane recovery efforts

Texas State University

Dr. Eduardo Perez, associate professor in the College of Science and Engineering at Texas State University, is using forecasting models and data to help food banks be prepared for hurricanes during hurricane season, which began June 1.

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2-Jul-2019 9:00 AM EDT

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