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Reducing Wildfire Risks for Better Management and Resource Allocation

Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

As wildfires become deadlier, larger and more expensive, there is strong interest in better risk governance. Managing future wildfire risk requires an interface between human decision processes and knowledge about climate trends related to fire, as well as humans’ abilities to anticipate wildfire potential and mitigation approaches are critical. Several presentations at the 2019 Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) Annual Meeting will explore analyses of past fire seasons, projections for the future and approaches for decision making aimed at mitigating risk.

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Newswise: A fragile crust protects from dust

A fragile crust protects from dust

University of Utah

From June 2016 to August 2018, Perry traversed the playa by bike, researching how it contributes to dust in the Salt Lake Valley’s air. In a report prepared for the Utah Department of Natural Resources and Utah Division of Facilities Construction and Management, Perry details the current dust source regions on the playa and explains how declining lake levels, as well as damage to the playa, could make the problem worse.

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10-Dec-2019 4:05 PM EST
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Newswise: WashU Expert: U.S. faces looming ‘future drought’ in helium

WashU Expert: U.S. faces looming ‘future drought’ in helium

Washington University in St. Louis

In a Dec. 10 briefing on Capitol Hill, a Washington University in St. Louis expert testified that steep price increases and “supply shocks” in helium threaten basic research in academic settings and also broader health and industry applications.“Helium is ubiquitous in our lives,” said Sophia E. Hayes, professor of chemistry in Arts & Sciences, in written remarks to a subcommittee of the U.

Channels: All Journal News, Chemistry, Government/Law,

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10-Dec-2019 3:50 PM EST
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Newswise: Lily and Yuh-Nung Jan Named 20th Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize Recipients

Lily and Yuh-Nung Jan Named 20th Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize Recipients

University of North Carolina School of Medicine

The UNC School of Medicine has awarded the 20th Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize to Lily Jan, PhD, and Yuh-Nung Jan, PhD, both at UC San Francisco, for the “discovery and functional characterization of potassium channels.”

Channels: All Journal News, In the Workplace, Neuro,

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10-Dec-2019 3:35 PM EST
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Veho Institute launches, establishes center at Cornell Tech

Cornell University

Cornell Engineering has launched the Veho Institute for vehicle intelligence, formally partnering Cornell with Italian universities and luxury automakers as well as establishing a new academic center at Cornell Tech.

Channels: All Journal News, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Technology, Travel and Transportation,

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10-Dec-2019 3:20 PM EST
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Why It Matters: Space Jam

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Space is getting crowded. The biggest challenge is space junk—the debris that results when satellites break up or get shot down. If we aren’t careful, space junk, and space conflict, could cause a lot of problems down here on Earth.

Channels: Engineering, Space and Astronomy, Technology, International Law, U.S. Foreign Relations, U.S. National Security,

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10-Dec-2019 3:15 PM EST
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Newswise: Tweaking the approach to save the desert tortoise

Tweaking the approach to save the desert tortoise

University of Georgia

“Increase the size, increase the survival” is the premise behind head-starting tortoises, but new research reveals larger size alone is not enough to save the desert tortoise from predator attacks.

Channels: Wildlife, All Journal News,

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10-Dec-2019 3:05 PM EST
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Newswise: UNH Sails into the Next Generation of Ocean Mapping With NOAA Grant

UNH Sails into the Next Generation of Ocean Mapping With NOAA Grant

University of New Hampshire

Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have been awarded a three-year grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in partnership with Saildrone, Inc. of Alameda, CA, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) to develop data quality tools for a new unmanned wind-powered sailboat-like vehicle capable of long-duration missions to collect vital ocean mapping information.

Channels: All Journal News, Climate Science, Marine Science, Grant Funded News,

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10-Dec-2019 2:55 PM EST
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Twelve Honored by Society for Risk Analysis

Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

Today, the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) awarded six prestigious scholarly and service awards and named six new Fellows at its Annual Meeting in Arlington, Virginia. These awards recognize 12 individuals for their outstanding contributions to the society and to the science of risk analysis. The recipients were selected by a committee of SRA past presidents and approved by the SRA Council.

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10-Dec-2019 2:45 PM EST
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