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2013-06-06 23:02:25

A University of Colorado Boulder professor is leading a major NASA airborne science campaign this summer that will probe weather patterns and air pollution over a vast expanse of North America that have potential global climate consequences. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) June 06, 2013 A University of Colorado Boulder professor is leading a major NASA airborne science campaign this summer that will probe weather patterns and air pollution over a vast expanse of North America that have potential global...

2013-06-06 23:00:18

A Georgia State University researcher is the first to show that the Clean Air Act of 1970 caused a rebound in rainfall for a U.S. City in a study released this week. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 07, 2013 A Georgia State University researcher is the first to show that the Clean Air Act of 1970 caused a rebound in rainfall for a U.S. city, according to a study released this week. Jeremy Diem, an associate professor in the Department of Geosciences, analyzed summer rainfall data from nine weather...

2013-06-06 16:20:28

WASHINGTON, June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA aircraft will take to the skies over the southern United States this summer to investigate how air pollution and natural emissions, which are pushed high into the atmosphere by large storms, affect atmospheric composition and climate. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA will conduct its most complex airborne science campaign of the year from Houston's Ellington Field, which is operated by the agency's...

2013-06-05 12:31:08

WASHINGTON, June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Women are 37 percent more likely to have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) than men and now account for more than half of all deaths attributed to COPD in our nation. The American Lung Association's latest health disparity report, "Taking Her Breath Away: The Rise of COPD in Women," examines the nation's third leading cause of death and its increased prevalence among women in the United States. More than seven million women in...

2013-06-04 12:22:00

IQAir photo exhibition reveals microscopic world of air pollution ?at Green Week Conference 2013 BRUSSELS and GOLDACH, Switzerland, June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Air quality expert IQAir (www.iqair.com) is partnering with the European Commission to help raise awareness of air pollution during the Green Week Conference this week in Brussels. The focus of the conference is "Clean air for all." A photo exhibition prepared for the conference features spectacular scanning electron...

2013-06-03 08:22:11

CINCINNATI, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CECO Environmental Corp. (NasdaqGM: CECE), a leading global provider of air pollution control technology and industrial ventilation systems, today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.05 per share. The dividend will be paid on June 28, 2013, to all shareholders of record at the close of business on June 14, 2013. CECO initiated a Dividend Reinvestment Plan ("DRIP") in 2012 that provides for the voluntary...

2013-05-28 16:20:26

FAREHAM, England, May 28. 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Jon Andersson of Ricardo UK has received the 2013 SAE/InterRegs Standard & Regulations Award for his role in the development of new emissions control technology now included in the European Union's (EU) latest environmental regulations. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130528/DE21533) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120508/DE03339LOGO) UK-based InterRegs in cooperation with the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)...

2013-05-27 23:02:20

The very versatile and affordable compact air cleaning system is ideal for the removal of fumes, dust and other air pollution from work stations. Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) May 27, 2013 The versatile and affordable compact air cleaning system is ideal for the removal of fumes, dust and other air pollution from work stations without the need for heavy and bulky machinery. The Nex Flow Stream Vac is an in line air conveyor that, when hooked up to a 2” hose and connected to a...

2013-05-21 23:03:18

In adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD), cigarette smoking is associated with an increased risk for CKD progression and transplant failure. Now, a first-of-its-kind study by researchers at Dayton Children´s Hospital and Johns Hopkins University has found a possible similar effect in children with kidney disease who are exposed to secondhand smoke. Dayton, OH (PRWEB) May 21, 2013 In adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD), cigarette smoking is associated with an increased risk for...

2013-05-21 14:46:28

Both fine-particle air pollution and noise pollution may increase a person's risk of developing cardiovascular disease, according to German researchers who have conducted a large population study, in which both factors were considered simultaneously. "Many studies have looked at air pollution, while others have looked at noise pollution," said study leader Barbara Hoffmann, MD, MPH, a professor of environmental epidemiology at the IUF Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine...


Latest Air pollution Reference Libraries

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2010-10-26 18:19:25

A gas mask is designed to go over the face to protect the wearer from inhaling "airborne pollutants". The mask seals the nose and mouth and many times covers other soft tissues of the face. Some have respirators. Most gas masks provide protection from gaseous and particulate and are often used by riot police and rioters alike. They are also used by graffiti artists to protect them from the fumes. The original design had two small glass eye windows that were thick in order from keeping the...

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2009-07-06 17:01:44

Arctic haze is a phenomenon that occurs in the atmosphere at high latitudes in the Arctic due to air pollution. What distinguishes Arctic haze from haze found elsewhere, is the ability of its chemical ingredients to endure in the atmosphere for a longer period of time compared to other pollutants. Due to limited snowfall, rain, or turbulent air to displace pollutants from the polar air in the spring, Arctic haze can continue for more than a month in the northern atmosphere. Arctic haze was...

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2009-07-06 16:44:13

Haze is a type of atmospheric phenomenon where dust, smoke and dry particles in the air obscure the sky's clarity. Haze is created through various activities including farming, traffic pollution,and even wildfires. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) categorizes the obscuration of the Earth's atmosphere by a list of different types of atmospheric phenomena. One of these is haze. The other classifications are: fog, ice fog, steam fog, mist, smoke, volcanic ash, dust, sand, and snow....

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2009-07-06 16:36:49

Mist is a phenomenon that consists of small droplets of water suspended in air. Mist occurs as part of a natural weather event or from volcanic activity. Mist is most common in cold air above warm water. Mist also occurs when air is exhaled in cold temperatures or when steam is formed in a sauna. Aerosol cans can create artificial mist if the humidity levels are just right. The one difference between mist and fog is visibility. If visibility is less than 0.62 miles (1 kilometer), the...

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