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Florida Labs Largely Unscathed After Brush with Hurricane Ian
The path of the storm allowed many researchers to make it through without incident, but they stress that the result could easily have been different.
Florida Labs Largely Unscathed After Brush with Hurricane Ian
Florida Labs Largely Unscathed After Brush with Hurricane Ian

The path of the storm allowed many researchers to make it through without incident, but they stress that the result could easily have been different.

The path of the storm allowed many researchers to make it through without incident, but they stress that the result could easily have been different.

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satellite view of Hurricane Ian in between Cuba and Florida's Gulf Coast
Researchers in Ian’s Path Brace for the Storm
Andy Carstens | Sep 27, 2022 | 4 min read
With their laboratories prepared as well as possible for what’s now a Category 3 hurricane, all scientists in Florida can do now is wait.
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Researchers Assess Setbacks After Hurricane Fiona
Katherine Irving | Sep 21, 2022 | 4 min read
Some areas of Puerto Rico have been hit by flooding and high winds, but long power outages are also impeding scientists’ work.
outside view of flooded research greenhouses
Flooding and Storms Wreak Havoc for Australian Scientists
Bianca Nogrady | Mar 4, 2022 | 4 min read
Record-breaking rainfall has caused widespread flooding and devastation in Queensland and New South Wales, forcing the closure of some university campuses.
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Louisiana Scientists Are Still Reeling from Ida
Emma Yasinski | Sep 14, 2021 | 3 min read
Some Louisiana research centers lost samples and reagents, and with power only just now being restored, there’s a long road ahead to full recovery.
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Researchers in Ida’s Destructive Path Brace for Disruptions
Amanda Heidt and Annie Melchor | Aug 30, 2021 | 3 min read
The storm, which made landfall over the weekend as a Category 4 hurricane and has since weakened, forced the evacuation of multiple Louisiana campuses.
Thousands of Sea Turtles Immobilized by Brutal Texas Winter Storm
Lisa Winter | Feb 18, 2021 | 1 min read
Volunteers have been working around the clock to rescue the animals found stunned on the beach.
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Campuses, Labs Close in Advance of Hurricane Laura
Kerry Grens | Aug 26, 2020 | 2 min read
The category 4 storm made landfall on the Gulf Coast early this morning. Evacuation orders have students heading for safety.
Science in Puerto Rico Still Recovering After Hurricane Maria
Katarina Zimmer | Feb 15, 2019 | 8 min read
Scientists at the University of Puerto Rico suffered major setbacks due to damages and delays in repairs, and government austerity measures are adding insult to injury.
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2018 Was the Fourth-Hottest Year on Record
Shawna Williams | Feb 6, 2019 | 1 min read
The past five years have been the warmest-ever, NASA and NOAA announce.
Rapid DNA Analysis Steps In to Identify Remains of Wildfire Victims
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 30, 2018 | 4 min read
Investigators have the victims’ samples in hand, but face a range of obstacles before they can finally ID them.
Research Building Burns Down in Woolsey Fire
Kerry Grens | Nov 16, 2018 | 3 min read
The structure was the cornerstone of a UCLA conservation science center.
College Campuses Close as Wildfires Ravage California
Kerry Grens | Nov 14, 2018 | 3 min read
Universities are still assessing the extent of the damage; field sites are at risk and some equipment has been damaged.
After the Storm: A Live Look at the Duke Marine Lab
The Scientist Staff | Sep 25, 2018 | 1 min read
Tune in Thursday to see the effects of Hurricane Florence on the Beaufort, NC facility.
Marine Labs in the Southeast Prepare for Hurricane Florence
Ashley Yeager and Kerry Grens | Sep 11, 2018 | 3 min read
Some scientists are taking advantage of the monster storm to study how ecosystems and animals respond to major disturbances.
2017’s Science News in Review
Kerry Grens | Dec 15, 2017 | 4 min read
Hurricanes, protests, and lifesaving genetic engineering: our picks for the biggest stories of the year
Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Damage May Mean Drug Shortages
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 11, 2017 | 2 min read
Three weeks after Hurricane Maria hit the island, pharmaceutical plants are not back up to speed.
University of Puerto Rico Closed After Hurricane Maria
Ashley P. Taylor | Sep 25, 2017 | 2 min read
The pause on campus operations, which could last a month, is just one example of the hurricane’s devastation.
After Harvey, Mosquito Control Ramps Up
Abby Olena, PhD | Sep 15, 2017 | 2 min read
With flooding still several feet high in some parts of Texas, authorities have intensified mosquito control tactics in the hopes of avoiding disease outbreaks.
Irma Leaves Scientists Cut Off from Labs
Shawna Williams | Sep 11, 2017 | 2 min read
At the University of Miami School of Medicine and elsewhere, personnel remain barred from campuses for safety reasons.
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