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)'.
Asbestos: geology, mineralogy, mining, and uses [ More info] Report on asbestos, six types of mineral fibers belonging to two mineral groups, serpentines and amphiboles,with fiber morphology, crystal structure, analytical methods, properties, mining, milling, uses, and safety factors.(PDF file,28 pp.,4.5 MB)
Avian Influenza: Information and on-going research at the USGS Alaska Science Center [ More info] Maps and information about potential spread of avian influenza in migratory birds in Alaska. Includes descriptions and photos of the waterfowl that are being monitored.
Avian influenza (in Field manual of wildlife diseases) [ More info] Chapter 22 from the field manual of wildlife diseases providing basic information about avian influenza viruses.
Avian influenza news and disease information [ More info] News regarding US efforts to monitor the spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza, with links to bulletins, FAQ list, field guides, and other resources.
Biological resource status and trends: Diseases and pathogens [ More info] Information concerning status and trends of biological resources, focusing on diseases and pathogens
Chronic Wasting Disease [ More info] Information on National Wildlife Center research on Chronic Wasting Disease, a disease affecting the nervous system of elk, white-tailed deer and mule deer.
Climate Change and Wildlife Health: Direct and Indirect Effects [ More info] Addresses geographic range and distribution of wildlife diseases, plant and animal phenology, wildlife host-pathogen interactions, and disease patterns in wildlife.
Coal-tar-based pavement sealcoat, polycyclic aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs), and environmental health [ More info] Pavement sealant contains chemicals that are known carcinogens, which get into nearby homes, lakes, and the air. Sealants based on coal tar release more dangerous chemicals than those based on asphalt.
Coral Diseases Following Massive Bleaching in 2005 Cause 60 Percent Decline in Coral Cover and Mortality of the Threatened Species, Acropora Palmata, on Reefs in the U.S. Virgin Islands [ More info] Record-high seawater temperatures and calm seas in the summer of 2005 led to the most severe coral bleaching (death) ever observed in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Eastern Energy Resources Team (EERT) [ More info] Links to overview, major programs, products and publications on coal, oil & gas, environment & human health, and resource economics, and special applications
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