News tagged with death rates

Tree deaths have doubled across the western US

( -- A new study led by the U.S. Geological Survey and involving the University of Colorado at Boulder indicates tree deaths in the West's old-growth forests have more than doubled in recent decades, likely from ...

dateJan 22, 2009 in Environment
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Study links smoking with most male cancer deaths

The association between tobacco smoke and cancer deaths — beyond lung cancer deaths — has been strengthened by a recent study from a UC Davis researcher, suggesting that increased tobacco control efforts could save more ...

dateJan 21, 2009 in Cancer
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Time to shift view of seismic risk - experts

Knowledge of seismic risk is badly skewed in favour of earthquakes that occur on plate boundaries, such as the March 11 temblor that hit northeast Japan, rather than those that strike deep inland, a pair of scientists said ...

dateMay 22, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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