Programs to highlight storm resilience

The first show in a three-part series called “Gambling Against Mother Nature” will air at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, on WKRG-TV (News 5). The show will explore how beaches and barrier islands protect the coast, how Orange Beach has changed since...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Jul 29, 2009

Hurricane hardware

Scientists are developing new device to make homes safer during storms


Catastrophic losses due to hurricanes are the largest and most pervasive risk faced by Gulf of Mexico coastal communities. Because residential structures are a predominant...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Jul 26, 2009

Scientists study submerged populations of Coast seagrasses

Habitats have top economic values


(MOSS POINT, Miss.) — A team of scientists is surveying bays and a bayou at the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve to determine what factors make seagrass beds appear, disappear and reappear.

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Jul 23, 2009

Hurricane expo kicks off storm season

Ocean Springs, MS – Experts recently were on hand at the Community Hurricane Preparedness Expo to share information about storm surge models, crisis management, ham radio operating, church programs, weather data collection and more at The University...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Jun 09, 2009

USA graduate student wins travel award

Michael Stieber, a graduate student in the history department at the University of South Alabama and an archaeologist for the University of South Alabama’s Center for Archeological Studies, was awarded the Chad Smith Student Travel Grant worth $310...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Jun 01, 2009

Hurricane Preparedness Expo set for May 30 in Ocean Springs

Gulf Coast residents are encouraged to participate in the free Community Hurricane Preparedness Expo from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 30, at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, 703 East Beach Drive, in Ocean...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: May 26, 2009