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Dec 17, 2014, 11:50 ET

Risk Study Finds Compact Development Reduces Regional Air Pollution, May Harm Local Health

 An analysis by a team of North Carolina-based environmental and planning researchers concludes that densely populated regions with compact...

Nov 18, 2014, 12:40 ET

Focus Of Upcoming Denver Risk Conference Ranges From Fracking To Marijuana To Natural Disasters

At this year's exciting SRA conference in Denver, more than 600 experts in environment, public health, natural hazards, engineering, public policy,...

Nov 10, 2014, 12:37 ET

Wildfires That Could Impact Human Communities In Eastern Colorado Rockies Most Likely To Start On Private Lands, Experts Say

 Fires ignited on private lands pose the most significant wildfire threats to populated areas on the eastern-facing range of the Colorado Rocky...

Sep 30, 2014, 09:45 ET

Mysterious Balkan Disease's Likeliest Risk Factor Also In Chinese Medicines

Risk analysts have examined extensive health evidence to conclude that a toxin produced by a weed commonly found in certain grain fields in Balkan...

Jun 24, 2014, 13:31 ET

Kids' Risks From Toxic Metals In Dirt Downplayed Using Standard Tools

Current approaches may be underestimating the risks posed to children by toxic metals that they are exposed to while playing outdoors, according to...

May 21, 2014, 11:45 ET

Evaluating 'Acquired Immunity' May Improve Estimates Of Infectious Disease Risk

 A new health study that accounts for "acquired immunity" when evaluating the risk of microbial illness from food or environmental exposures...

Apr 17, 2014, 10:15 ET

After Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey Residents Support Government Mitigation, But Not Footing The Bill

 New Jersey residents who were surveyed four months after Hurricane Sandy battered the East Coast of the United States in October 2012...

Mar 05, 2014, 12:15 ET

Stricter Controls Of Wastewater Reuse On Crops Needed To Meet WHO Guidelines

Wastewater used to irrigate agricultural crops in countries where water is scarce may contribute to significant public health risks such as...

Jan 24, 2014, 11:15 ET

European Scholars Find Prior Experience Heightens Perceptions Of Disaster Risks

People who have experienced a disaster such as an earthquake, flood, or terrorist attack have a heightened perception of the risks posed by these...

Oct 31, 2013, 12:15 ET

Residents Weigh Global Benefits And Local Risks In Views Of Climate Change Measures

An emerging method to store global warming carbon dioxide (CO2) underground faces challenges in gaining public acceptance, especially when the...

Sep 27, 2013, 11:15 ET

"Worldviews" Shape Parents' Approach To Vaccinating Their Children

New research suggests that a person's cultural "worldview" helps explain much of the opposition to vaccination evident in the United States despite...

Jul 17, 2013, 11:15 ET

Maize Trade Disruption Could Have Global Ramifications

 New research on the global maize (corn) trade suggests that any disruptions to U.S. exports could pose food security risks for many U.S. trade...

Jun 05, 2013, 11:15 ET

Detecting Lead Hotspots In Urban Gardens Requires Different Sampling Strategies

 The local food movement is gaining traction in cities across America, with urban gardens contributing a healthy source of fresh produce for...

Apr 11, 2013, 11:15 ET

New Research Finds Over Half Of Young Adult Deaths Could Be Preventable If Parents And Children Work Together

 About 57 percent of deaths among American teenagers and young adults are attributable to personal decisions and could be prevented, according...

Feb 07, 2013, 14:43 ET

Switch On Regulating Outdoor Adventure Sports Shows Divergent Views On Risks

Should the government regulate businesses that provide people--especially young people under age 18--opportunities to voluntarily engage in risky...

Jan 16, 2013, 11:00 ET

Evidence-Based Management For Leaky Underground Tanks Improves Compliance, Saves Money

The first state to apply an innovative system for managing leaky underground petroleum storage tanks nationwide showed that better compliance with...

Nov 15, 2012, 10:15 ET

Government, Industry Can Better Manage Risks Of Very Rare Catastrophic Events

Several potentially preventable disasters have occurred during the past decade, including the recent outbreak of rare fungal meningitis linked to...

Nov 01, 2012, 10:15 ET

Long-Term Sea Level Rise In Washington, D.C. Could Have Significant Impact

 The nation's capital is likely to face flooding and infrastructure damage in both the short- and long-term brought about by sea level rise...

Sep 28, 2012, 18:00 ET

As Flu Season Approaches, Why Do College Students Ignore the H1N1 Vaccine?

"Get your flu shot" is advice that many college students ignored in 2009. Findings of a researcher studying the problem highlight the influences of...

Aug 06, 2012, 10:17 ET

Hydraulic Fracturing Poses Substantial Water Pollution Risks, Analysts Say

Risk analysts have concluded that the disposal of contaminated wastewater from hydraulic fracturing (or "fracking") wells producing natural gas in...