Health and disease
Normal and abnormal conditions of plant and animal bodies. Covers both human and non-human health and disease topics. For human health and disease, use the narrower term 'environmental health (human)'.
Principal aquifers can contribute radium to sources of drinking water under certain geochemical conditions [ More info] Knowledge of the geochemical processes controlling radium occurrence in groundwater may help water-resource managers anticipate and minimize human exposure to this cancer-causing element.
Protecting black-footed ferrets and prairie dogs against sylvatic plague [ More info] Development of vaccines and methods to deploy them, to reduce the threat of this serious illness on the population of these wild animals.
Red-Rimmed Melania (Melanoides tuberculatus) - A Snail in Biscayne National Park, Florida - Harmful Invader or Just a Nuisance? [ More info] Explains how this potentially harmful invasive species arrived, why we are concerned, where in the area it is found, what environmental factors control its spread, and what might be done in response.
Science-Based Strategies for Sustaining Coral Ecosystems [ More info] Explains the environmental factors that affect coral reef habitats and ecosystems, focusing on those that pose urgent problems.
Source Water-Quality Assessment [ More info] Characterize the quality of selected rivers and aquifers used as a source of supply to community water systems in the United States to determine the occurrence of about 280 primary unregulated anthropogenic organic compounds.
Southern Appalachian Research Branch, Leetown Science Center [ More info] Cooperative research in the biological, geophysical, and social sciences with emphasis on upland ecosystems in the southern Appalachian highlands.
Surveillance for asian H5N1 avian influenza in the United States [ More info] General description of US government efforts to monitor the occurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza in wild migratory birds.
Sylvatic plague vaccine and management of prairie dogs [ More info] Disease is threatening these previously abundant rodents. We have developed a vaccine that can be delivered using oral baits; our work now shifts to optimizing the distribution of the vaccine.
The avian influenza H5N1 threat [ More info] Describes highly pathogenic avian influenza and explains why this wildlife disease is of concern to health scientists and the public. Diagram shows potential pathways by which the disease could be transmitted to other animals, including humans.
The Great Flood of 1993 [ More info] Photos, publicatons and recordbreaking flood peaks from the flood that included 9 states, the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, and completely inundated 75 towns.
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