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2014-05-08 20:24:34

Change will protect thousands of vulnerable children ST. PAUL, Minn., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Minnesota Senate passed a Health and Human Services Policy omnibus bill that included a provision to make Minnesota's foster homes smoke-free. "This step is long overdue, and we thank lawmakers for showing they care about kids," said Molly Moilanen, Director of Public Affairs at ClearWay Minnesota. "The state is the legal guardian of these children, and it is only right we...

2014-05-08 16:20:50

The City of Angels has topped lists for traffic congestion and air pollution, but House Call Doctor Los Angeles allows residents to live in comfort and health. LOS ANGELES, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It's well known that much of the air-quality problem in Los Angeles stems from our city's many automobiles that are notorious for clogging up freeways at a higher rate than any other city in the U.S. These record levels of traffic and air pollution can prove frustrating on any day, but,...

Leaks From Oil And Gas Operations Confirmed By Airborne Measurements
2014-05-08 03:09:24

University of Colorado at Boulder CIRES, NOAA study finds more methane, ozone precursors and benzene than estimated by regulators During two days of intensive airborne measurements, oil and gas operations in Colorado's Front Range leaked nearly three times as much methane, a greenhouse gas, as predicted based on inventory estimates, and seven times as much benzene, a regulated air toxic. Emissions of other chemicals that contribute to summertime ozone pollution were about twice as high...

2014-05-08 08:36:41

DALLAS, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The report "Air Quality Control Systems Market by Technology (Flue Gas Desulfurization (FGD), Electrostatic Precipitators, Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) Control Systems, Scrubber & Mercury Control Systems) & Geography ( Asia-Pacific, Europe, Americas, Middle East, and Africa) - Global Trends and Forecasts to 2019", defines and segments the global Air Quality Control Systems Market with analysis and forecasts of the revenue. Air Quality...

2014-05-05 23:03:17

Ozone pollution across the continental United States will become far more difficult to keep in check as temperatures rise, according to new research led by NCAR. The detailed study shows that Americans face the risk of a 70 percent increase in unhealthy summertime ozone levels by 2050. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 Ozone pollution across the continental United States will become far more difficult to keep in check as temperatures rise, according to new research led by the National...

2014-05-01 23:08:48

The global industrial flue gas treatment systems and services market was valued at $44,152.2 million in 2013, and is poised to grow at a CAGR of 5.1% from 2014 to reach $59,546.7 million by 2019 (http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/flue-gas-treatment-systems-market-214992664.html). (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 The report "Industrial Flue Gas Treatment Systems & Services Market by Pollutant Control System (FGD, DeNOx, Particulate Control, Mercury Control) by Application (Power...

2014-05-01 12:32:52

Premature deaths from each cause due to modifiable risks ATLANTA, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Each year, nearly 900,000 Americans die prematurely from the five leading causes of death - yet 20 percent to 40 percent of the deaths from each cause could be prevented, according to a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The five leading causes of death in the United States are heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory diseases, stroke, and unintentional...

2014-05-01 12:24:22

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the world's largest manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, Caterpillar faced diverse challenges in meeting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's new Tier 4 standard for producing near-zero emissions in new off-road engines and equipment. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120201/MM46474LOGO According to EPA: "To meet these Tier 4 emission standards, engine manufacturers will produce new engines with advanced emission...

2014-05-01 12:24:12

DUBLIN, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/qpvbfr/industrial_flue) has announced the addition of the "Industrial Flue Gas Treatment Systems & Services Market by Pollutant Control System and by Application - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2019" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 The industrial flue gas treatment systems and services market is growing at a significant rate, driven by the...

2014-05-01 08:27:47

Duplex(TM) burner technology achieves unprecedented reduction in NOx and CO emissions coupled with unique cost saving features. SEATTLE, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ClearSign Combustion Corporation (NASDAQ: CLIR), an emerging leader in combustion and emissions control technology for industrial, commercial and utility markets, has demonstrated the capabilities of its Duplex(TM) burner architecture at a scale that directly addresses applications across several significant segments of...


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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