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2014-07-16 04:40:49

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Ten years ago on July 15, NASA launched the Aura satellite aboard a Delta II 7920-10L rocket into a sun-synchronous, near polar orbit approximately 400 miles above the Earth. Aura, which is Latin for "Breeze," has provided a wealth of data over the past decade, including the cause, concentrations and impact of major air pollutants. Aura's four instruments give scientists a comprehensive view of the Earth's atmosphere by measuring...

2014-07-15 23:00:32

Scientists at NCAR and partner organizations are launching a major field project across Colorado’s Front Range this month to track ozone pollution. Results from the month-long study, which uses aircraft, ground sensors, and other instruments, will provide needed information to officials to ensure that air in the region is healthy. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 Scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and partner organizations from across the country are...

2014-07-14 12:26:47

Some parents may not recognize that there are also dangers of secondhand smoke outside of the home. Leading Brooklyn Pediatrician, Dr. Michael Gabriel, weighs in on the dangers for children. BOHEMIA, N.Y., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Top Brooklyn Pediatrician Dr. Michael Gabriel of GPM Pediatrics comments on an article concerning the dangers of secondhand smoke, specifically to children. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140711/126313 According to the article...

2014-07-10 23:03:16

This report covers the market for automotive exhaust systems market based on vehicle type (passenger cars, LCVs, and HCVs); fuel type (gasoline and diesel); and by after-treatment devices (DPF, DOC, LNT, TWC, and SCR). (http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/automotive-exhaust-system-market-87800437.html) (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 The report, "Automotive Exhaust Systems Market by Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, & ROW), by Vehicle Type (Passenger Cars, LCVs,...

2014-07-10 23:01:23

The “SAE International 2014 Light Duty Emissions Control Symposium” will be held this December 9-10, due to the recent announcement of the EPA Tier 3 regulations that will take effect in 2017. Detroit (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 The “SAE International 2014 Light Duty Emissions Control Symposium” will be held this December 9-10, due to the recent announcement of the EPA Tier 3 regulations that will take effect in 2017. The event, which will be located in Troy, Michigan, USA, will serve...

2014-07-09 16:22:04

Clean air pioneer is one of eight companies to receive prize from Swedish ambassador to Belgium RIVERDALE, N.J., July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Joining seven other prominent Swedish companies, Camfil -- the world's leading provider of clean air solutions -- was recognized for its long-term presence and success in Belgium. Ulrika Sundberg, Sweden's ambassador to Belgium, presented the awards at a recent ceremony in Brussels. Camfil, which in 2014 celebrated its 40th year of...

2014-07-09 12:22:54

Their Message to Congress: "Use Your Power to Clean up our Power" WASHINGTON, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 200 moms and their kids are holding a unique "Play-in for Climate Action," on Capitol Hill today, a family-friendly protest against the air pollution causing dangerous climate change. The event features children at play, a press conference joined by U.S. Sens. Barbara Boxer, D-CA., and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-RI., and a march to deliver a message from families...

2014-07-03 16:21:06

DUBLIN, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/46scsd/industrial_flue) has announced the addition of the "2014 Report on the International Industrial Flue Gas Treatment Systems & Services (Power Generation, Cement, Iron & Steel, Chemical & Others) Market - Forecasts to 2019" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Industrial flue gas treatment systems and services market to be driven by...

2014-07-03 16:20:24

WASHINGTON, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two NASA aircraft are participating in field campaigns beginning this month in Colorado that will probe the factors leading to unhealthy air quality conditions and improve the ability to diagnose air quality conditions from space. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The NASA aircraft will be joined by a research aircraft from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for flights July 16 to Aug. 16 from the Research...

Lemur's Reproduction Cycle Altered By Light Pollution
2014-07-03 03:31:00

Society for Experimental Biology Besides obscuring the stars, light pollution can also disrupt the reproduction of light-sensitive animals. French scientists have shown that light pollution can override the natural reproductive cycle of some animals, making them sexually active out of season. "The natural light/dark cycle allows living organisms to time a variety of behavioural and physiological rhythms, including migration, accumulation of reserves, dormancy and reproduction,"...


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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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