West Nile virus and infectious diseases a concern in flooded areas

Residents in areas hit by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma continue their recovery efforts, where a major concern is standing water in homes, streets and populated areas. Isaac B. Weisfuse, a medical epidemiologist at Cornell University with more than 25 years of experience in public health at the local and national levels, says it’s important for […]

Floods in Texas chemical plant unlikely to cause toxic water, air

Emergency officials continue to fight fires at an Arkema plant near Houston, that was flooded by Tropical Storm Harvey. Containers of chemicals stored at the plant caught fire today, and company officials expect other containers to do the same. Brett Fors, assistant professor in Cornell University’s Department of Chemical and Chemical Biology, works extensively with […]

Like Sandy, arctic warming made Harvey a killer storm

Tropical Storm Harvey continues to wreak havoc on southeastern Texas, and made a second landfall in Louisiana early Wednesday morning.  Charles H. Greene is a professor of Earth and Atmospheric sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University, a fellow at the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future and a leading expert […]

Climate change one of many factors impacting Hurricane Harvey

Art DeGaetano, professor of earth and atmospheric sciences and expert on climate data at Cornell University, says that although the meteorological elements in hurricane formation are common in late summer weather patterns, climate change has affected those components and the strength and impacts of Harvey. Bio: http://www.eas.cornell.edu/people/profile.cfm?netid=atd2_eng DeGaetano says: “It is unfair to ask whether Harvey was […]

Economic indicators can’t capture Hurricane Harvey damage

CORNELL UNIVERSITY MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE Aug. 28, 2017   Economic indicators can’t capture Hurricane Harvey damage Cornell University economist Steven C. Kyle, an expert in macroeconomics and government policy, says economic indicators are ill-equipped to calculate the economic damage caused by natural disasters such as Hurricane Harvey – which is expected to drift back into […]