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NASA Study Finds Connection Between Population And Pollution
2013-08-20 14:33:41

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While previous research has linked employment or innovation statistics to urban population density, a new study from NASA scientists has made a connection between pollution and the number of people living in a city. Using satellite observations, the NASA team was able to calculate air pollution's dependence on population for cities in the United States, Europe, China and India. According to the report, which was published in the...

Searching For Climate Clues Across Southern US Skies
2013-08-15 11:03:55

NASA NASA research aircraft began flights Aug. 12 from Houston's Ellington Field to investigate how the combination of summer storms and rising air pollution from wildfires, cities, and other sources can change our climate. Hoping to improve future predictions of climate change, scientists in the NASA study are using the skies over much of the southern United States as a natural laboratory this month and into September. They are grappling with one of the tougher factors driving Earth's...

2013-08-01 23:28:48

RoboVent, a leading U.S. manufacturer of ventilation and air filtration equipment for industry, has launched the all-new Fusion 3 Series of fume and dust collectors. The Fusion 3 is the first all-in-one, completely assembled collector designed to improve air quality while greatly simplifying installation and operation. Sterling Heights, MI (PRWEB) August 01, 2013 RoboVent, a leading U.S. manufacturer of ventilation and air filtration equipment for more than 24 years, introduced their...

Scientists Develop Breathalyzer That Can ‘Smell’ Infection
2013-08-01 17:32:16

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online No longer the sole the domain of law enforcement, breathalyzers are being used more and more by scientists who want a faster, less invasive way to assess patients. According to a new report in the open-access journal PLOS ONE, researchers from University of California, Irvine have developed breathalyzer technology capable of determining the severity of bacterial and other infections. In the study, the California researchers worked...

Coastal American Cities Threatened By Sea-Level Rise
2013-07-31 08:55:40

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Boston, Miami, New York and more than 1,700 other coastal American cities are facing a greater risk from rising sea levels than had previously been estimated. A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) claims at least 316 American cities will one day be overtaken by the sea if pollution continues to grow as it has been. More than 1,400 other cities will be "locked-in" by rising sea...

2013-07-29 23:22:29

Many people don't realize that the quality of the air that we breathe in our homes can put us at risk for health problems. House Doctors Handyman Service has partnered with Tamarack the creator of the modern whole house fan and a leading ventilation product provider so their franchisees can install products that will help make homes healthier. Cincinnati, Ohio (PRWEB) July 29, 2013 Many people don't realize that the quality of the air that we breathe in our homes can put us at...


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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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.