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2017’s Science News in Review

By Kerry Grens | December 15, 2017

Hurricanes, protests, and lifesaving genetic engineering: our picks for the biggest stories of the year

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image: Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Damage May Mean Drug Shortages

Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Damage May Mean Drug Shortages

By Ashley P. Taylor | October 11, 2017

Three weeks after Hurricane Maria hit the island, pharmaceutical plants are not back up to speed.

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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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image: After Harvey, Mosquito Control Ramps Up

After Harvey, Mosquito Control Ramps Up

By Abby Olena | September 15, 2017

With flooding still several feet high in some parts of Texas, authorities have intensified mosquito control tactics in the hopes of avoiding disease outbreaks.

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image: Irma Leaves Scientists Cut Off from Labs

Irma Leaves Scientists Cut Off from Labs

By Shawna Williams | September 11, 2017

At the University of Miami School of Medicine and elsewhere, personnel remain barred from campuses for safety reasons.

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Optimism for Key Deer After Hurricane Irma

By Kerry Grens | September 11, 2017

A refuge for the endangered species on Big Pine Key in Florida took a direct kit, but several deer have been spotted.

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Research Labs Evacuate Ahead of Irma

By The Scientist Staff | September 7, 2017

Scientists leave behind ongoing experiments as the Category 5 hurricane whips through the Caribbean and heads toward the U.S. mainland.

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Opinion: The Flood Reduction Benefits of Wetlands

By Michael W. Beck and Siddharth Narayan | August 31, 2017

Conservationists and the insurance industry team up to model the economic benefits of marshes during hurricanes.

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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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image: Flooding in Texas Blocks Researchers from Campuses

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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