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2014-05-22 16:20:51

Diesel Technology Forum says UNECE paper corrects misconceptions about diesel WASHINGTON, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new paper issued by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) concluded that diesel road vehicles were the cause of only a small percentage of particulate matter - PM 2.5 and PM10 - in Europe and the United States compared to economic sectors like the commercial, institutional and household sectors....

2014-05-21 23:12:22

“My recent trip to China was the first time ever that I did not return with sore eyes and feeling sick,” says Dr. Shanhong Lu. (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 “Despite the extreme air pollution, my recent trip to China was the first time ever that I did not return with sore eyes and feeling sick.” That was the statement of leading integrative medicine practitioner Shanhong Lu, MD, PhD, upon endorsing the Bio-Logic Aqua Research water mist product Nature’s Tears® in a recent radio...

2014-05-21 16:20:40

Low Carbon Fuel Standard, cap-and trade-program cutting transportation pollution statewide SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report, Driving California Forward from Environmental Defense Fund and the American Lung Association in California, provides a comprehensive health and economic benefit analysis of California's fuels policies within the voter-supported landmark climate law, AB 32. The report finds that the state's Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) and...

Power Plant Emissions Verified Remotely At Four Corners Sites
2014-05-20 03:06:50

Los Alamos National Laboratory The study is the first to show that space-based techniques can successfully verify international regulations on fossil energy emissions. Air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from two coal-fired power plants in the Four Corners area of northwest New Mexico, the largest point source of pollution in America, were measured remotely by a Los Alamos National Laboratory team. Led by Laboratory senior scientist Manvendra Dubey, the study is the first to...

2014-05-16 23:07:06

Impact of Pittsburgh's air quality examined at "The Air We Breathe," presented by Allegheny General Hospital and The Breathe Project. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 Local and national asthma experts convene today in Pittsburgh for a third regional summit on air quality and the role it plays in the high prevalence of asthma in western Pennsylvania communities.     The Pittsburgh region remains challenged by some of the nation’s highest registered...

2014-05-16 12:28:02

Bill passage is a victory for children ST. PAUL, Minn., May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Late last night, the Minnesota Legislature passed the Health and Human Services (HHS) Policy Omnibus Bill, which included a provision making Minnesota's foster homes smoke-free. "Smoke-free foster care means protecting Minnesota children from dangerous secondhand smoke," said Molly Moilanen, Director of Public Affairs at ClearWay Minnesota. "This bill becoming law will ensure healthier homes for...

2014-05-15 08:24:47

Keynote Speaker, Honorable Mary L. Washington and Public Air Quality & Health Officials Gather Together at the National Aquarium WASHINGTON, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Regional air quality organization, Clean Air Partners proudly honors students, individuals, and organizations from across the region during last night's Clean Air Partners Annual Celebration. Held at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, MD, Clean Air Partners commended award-winners for their outstanding commitment...

2014-05-09 23:09:09

Air Scrubber Plus® recently announced a way to improve indoor air quality for those who suffer from asthma and allergies during Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 09, 2014 Air Scrubber Plus® recently announced a way to improve indoor air quality for those who suffer from asthma and allergies during Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. Air Scrubber Plus®, with ActivePure technology, offers the only environmental technology that is proven to actually...

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,...


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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Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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