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How Animals and Plants Weather Hurricanes

By Ashley Yeager | October 6, 2017

Studies suggest not all critters fare well in extreme weather, though some thrive.

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University of Puerto Rico Closed After Hurricane Maria

By Ashley P. Taylor | September 25, 2017

The pause on campus operations, which could last a month, is just one example of the hurricane’s devastation.

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Science Labs Offer Help to Texas Researchers

By Jef Akst | August 29, 2017

Sparked by a tweet from a Philadelphia scientist, the March for Science–Houston has launched a database of facilities offering to host reagents and researchers. 

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Flooding in Texas Blocks Researchers from Campuses

By Kerry Grens | August 28, 2017

Marine Science Institute on the Gulf experiences damage; “rideout teams” keep watch over animals and facilities. 

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Opinion: Preparing for Potential Disasters

By Larissa Paschyn | January 25, 2017

How to increase the resiliency of biotechnology organizations in the face of emergency risks

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Weathering the Storm

By Jef Akst | December 1, 2013

How to prepare your lab for natural disasters and cope with unavoidable consequences

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Fukushima Chief Dies

By Dan Cossins | July 11, 2013

Nuclear engineer in charge at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi power plant during the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl dies at age 58.  

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Sandy’s Impact on Science

By Jef Akst | November 5, 2012

More stories surface about how last week’s super storm is affecting research up and down the coast—and how science is fighting back.

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Hurricane Sandy Blows Through

By Jef Akst | October 30, 2012

Floods, downed trees, and power outages greet the East Coast this morning.

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Disaster-centric Journal Launched

By Hannah Waters | March 29, 2012

The open-access Public Library of Science has launched a new journal to publish and disseminate scientific information quickly in the wake of disaster.

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