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  • hazards
  • Every year in the United States, natural hazards threaten lives and livelihoods and result in billions of dollars in damage. (usgs.gov)
  • We work with many partners to monitor, assess, and conduct targeted research on a wide range of natural hazards so that policymakers and the public have the understanding they need to enhance preparedness, response, and resilience. (usgs.gov)
  • These efforts increase public safety and reduce risk and economic losses caused by natural hazards. (usgs.gov)
  • USGS scientists conduct research to understand earth processes and the natural hazards they can pose to society in order to increase public safety and reduce risk and economic loss. (usgs.gov)
  • These scientific observations, analyses, and research are crucial for the Nation to become more resilient to natural hazards. (usgs.gov)
  • disasters
  • Protected areas also serve as natural buffers against climate impacts and other disasters, providing space for floodwaters to disperse, stabilizing soil against landslides and blocking storm surges. (iucn.org)
  • proven
  • Identifying the natural reservoirs of infectious pathogens has proven useful in treating and preventing large outbreaks of disease in humans and domestic animals, especially those diseases for which no vaccine exists. (wikipedia.org)
  • naturally
  • Natural gas is a naturally occurring hydrocarbon gas mixture consisting primarily of methane , but commonly including varying amounts of other higher alkanes , and sometimes a small percentage of carbon dioxide , nitrogen , hydrogen sulfide , or helium . (wikipedia.org)
  • In infectious disease ecology and epidemiology, a natural reservoir, also known as a disease reservoir or a reservoir of infection, is the population of organisms or the specific environment in which an infectious pathogen naturally lives and reproduces, or upon which the pathogen primarily depends for its survival. (wikipedia.org)
  • Ecology
  • Bringing together interdisciplinary discussions across medical anthropology, social epidemiology, political ecology and human geography, this conference connects perceptions of the natural world as a threat to human health, and of epidemics as a result of human intervention in the natural, to practices and trajectories (discursive, aesthetic, and political) of naturalization. (cam.ac.uk)
  • In 2013, by inhibiting one key enzyme and using modern cultivation methods and optimization techniques, scientists in the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology (IME) in Germany developed a cultivar that is suitable for commercial production of natural rubber. (wikipedia.org)
  • climate change
  • And protected areas can keep natural resources healthy and productive so they can withstand the impacts of climate change and continue to provide the food, clean water, shelter and income communities rely upon for survival. (iucn.org)
  • Sciences
  • Professor Francis McGlone is the head of the Somatosensory & Affective Neuroscience Group at the School of Natural Sciences & Psychology, Liverpool JM University (https://somaffect.org/), and Professor in Neuroscience at LJMU. (ljmu.ac.uk)
  • Critical perspectives in historical and social sciences have argued that epidemics should be seen not as a rupture in the natural order, but rather as politically ordained and socially distributed crises. (cam.ac.uk)
  • How have naturalistic approaches in arts, natural sciences and human sciences - aiming for the fullest description of the natural world with minimal mediation - shaped our understanding of disease? (cam.ac.uk)
  • History
  • The Library and Archives has been developing its unparalleled collection of natural history literature, artwork and information resources since 1881. (nhm.ac.uk)
  • To study the natural history of diseases of allergic inflammation, such as atopic dermatitis or genetic disorders associated with allergic inflammation. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • carbon
  • In the 19th century, natural gas was usually obtained as a by-product of producing oil , since the small, light gas carbon chains came out of solution as the extracted fluids underwent pressure reduction from the reservoir to the surface, similar to uncapping a soft drink bottle where the carbon dioxide effervesces . (wikipedia.org)
  • German researchers have "cracked" the code for breaking down methane from natural gas without creating carbon. (inhabitat.com)
  • definitions
  • Because of the enormous variety of infectious microorganisms capable of causing disease, precise definitions for what constitutes a natural reservoir are numerous, various, and often conflicting. (wikipedia.org)
  • The great diversity of infectious pathogens, their possible hosts, and the ways in which their hosts respond to infection has resulted in multiple definitions for "natural reservoir", many of which are conflicting or incomplete. (wikipedia.org)
  • include
  • In addition to transporting gas via pipelines for use in power generation, other end uses for natural gas include export as liquefied natural gas (LNG) or conversion of natural gas into other liquid products via gas to liquids (GTL) technologies. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the broadest sense, natural products include any substance produced by life. (wikipedia.org)
  • Reservoirs may comprise one or more different species, may be the same or a different species as the target, and, in the broadest sense, may include vector species, which are otherwise distinct from natural reservoirs and should not be confused with them. (wikipedia.org)
  • human
  • Michelle Ziegler has argued that evocations of epidemics as "natural" events rooted in environments as "landscapes", shifts focus from disease environments as anthropogenic, obscures the role played by human relations as key to creating pathways for contagion, and depoliticizes epidemic response by shifting political responsibility away from human action (Ziegler, 2016). (cam.ac.uk)
  • When natural erosion, human mining or underground excavation makes the ground too weak to support the structures built on it, the ground can collapse and produce a sinkhole . (wikipedia.org)
  • Natural units are natural because the origin of their definition comes only from properties of nature and not from any human construct. (princeton.edu)
  • Natural reservoirs can be divided into three main types: human, animal (non-human), and environmental. (wikipedia.org)
  • sometimes
  • Natural products sometimes have therapeutic benefit as traditional medicines for treating diseases, yielding knowledge to derive active components as lead compounds for drug discovery. (wikipedia.org)
  • resources
  • The Natural Resources Defense Council works to safeguard the earth - its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends. (nrdc.org)
  • In 2014, Alpha Natural Resources settled on a $27.5 million fine and $200 million to reduce illegal toxic discharges into hundreds of waterways across five Appalachian states. (wikipedia.org)
  • Alpha Natural Resources was established in 2002 by management (original CEO Michael Quillen played a major role) and First Reserve Stockholders (though it officially incorporated in November 2004). (wikipedia.org)
  • environment
  • In regard to agriculture, Abiotic stress is stress produced by natural environment factors such as extreme temperatures , wind , drought , and salinity . (wikipedia.org)
  • Natural selection acts on the phenotype, the characteristics of the organism which actually interact with the environment, but the genetic (heritable) basis of any phenotype that gives that phenotype a reproductive advantage may become more common in a population . (wikipedia.org)
  • In California, where the environment is already endangered by severe drought, a natural gas leak has quietly released. (inhabitat.com)
  • Origin
  • The concept, published by Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace in a joint presentation of papers in 1858 , was elaborated in Darwin's influential 1859 book On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life . (wikipedia.org)
  • water
  • Rushes, sedges and water lilies not only provide a beautiful border around your natural swimming pool, but they keep the water clear and clean. (motherearthnews.com)
  • major
  • The major commercial source of natural rubber latex is the ParĂ¡ rubber tree ( Hevea brasiliensis ), a member of the spurge family , Euphorbiaceae . (wikipedia.org)
  • found
  • They've found it's possible to construct pools that are more about building with nature and blending into the natural landscape. (motherearthnews.com)
  • Petroleum is another resource and fossil fuel found in close proximity to and with natural gas. (wikipedia.org)
  • A natural product is a chemical compound or substance produced by a living organism-that is, found in nature. (wikipedia.org)
  • Strawberries are a natural source of salicylic acid, which is found in a lot of anti-acne products. (inhabitat.com)
  • near
  • In a troubling decision, California state regulators could allow the Aliso Canyon natural gas site near Los Angeles. (inhabitat.com)
  • remains
  • While genotypes can slowly change by random genetic drift , natural selection remains the primary explanation for adaptive evolution . (wikipedia.org)
  • for other pathogens, such as the ebolaviruses, the identity of the presumed natural reservoir remains obscure. (wikipedia.org)
  • another
  • However, what may be believed and forced to be constant in one system of natural units can very well be allowed or even assumed to vary in another natural unit system. (princeton.edu)
  • Although
  • Although natural products have inspired numerous U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved drugs, drug development from natural sources has received declining attention by pharmaceutical companies, partly due to unreliable access and supply, intellectual property concerns, seasonal or environmental variability of composition, and loss of sources due to rising extinction rates. (wikipedia.org)
  • life
  • A natural disaster can cause loss of life or property damage, and typically leaves some economic damage in its wake, the severity of which depends on the affected population's resilience , or ability to recover and also on the infrastructure available. (wikipedia.org)
  • place
  • He posited natural teleology in its place, and believed that form was achieved for a purpose, citing the regularity of heredity in species as proof. (wikipedia.org)
  • disease
  • Viruses of the taxon Ebolavirus, which causes Ebola virus disease, are thought to have a natural reservoir in bats or other animals exposed to the virus. (wikipedia.org)
  • known
  • The warm, bitter spice that's known for flavoring curry is also a natural dye that can turn white fabric a bright gold. (webmd.com)
  • given
  • In a 2002 conceptual exploration published in the CDC's Emerging Infectious Diseases, the natural reservoir of a given pathogen is defined as "one or more epidemiologically connected populations or environments in which the pathogen can be permanently maintained and from which infection is transmitted to the defined target population. (wikipedia.org)
  • evidence
  • The earliest archeological evidence of the use of natural latex from the Hevea tree comes from the Olmec culture, in which rubber was first used for making balls for the Mesoamerican ballgame . (wikipedia.org)
  • units
  • Natural units are intended to elegantly simplify particular algebraic expressions appearing in physical law or to normalize some chosen physical quantities that are properties of universal elementary particles and that may be reasonably believed to be constant. (princeton.edu)