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2009-07-08 12:40:00

Rising levels of smokestack emissions from oceangoing ships will cause an estimated 87,000 deaths worldwide each year by 2012 — almost one-third higher than previously believed, according to the second major study on that topic.

2009-07-07 08:01:00

FORT COLLINS, Colo., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Envirofit International, a technology leader using sustainable, scalable business models to solve global health and environmental problems, is introducing its next generation of clean cookstoves for emerging markets.

2009-06-29 16:37:33

Particulate pollution thought to be holding climate change in check by reflecting sunlight instead enhances warming when combined with airborne soot, a new study has found.

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2009-05-28 10:57:13

Researchers from the United States and around the world have determined springtime agricultural fires have a significant impact on the melting of arctic ice. The scientists are to meet at the University of New Hampshire next week to discuss findings from the most ambitious effort ever undertaken to

2009-05-27 08:27:55

Scientists from around the world will convene at the University of New Hampshire June 2-5, 2009, to discuss key findings from the most ambitious effort ever undertaken to measure "short-lived" airborne pollutants in the Arctic and determine how they contribute in the near term to the dramatic changes underway in the vast

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2009-04-29 05:55:00

Former Vice President Al Gore called for fast action to avert the potentially irreversible melting of the Earth’s ice.

2009-04-23 08:26:27

Plants absorbed carbon dioxide more efficiently under the polluted skies of recent decades than they would have done in a cleaner atmosphere, according to new findings published this week in Nature.

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2009-04-08 15:22:44

Though greenhouse gases are invariably at the center of discussions about global climate change, new NASA research suggests that much of the atmospheric warming observed in the Arctic since 1976 may be due to changes in tiny airborne particles called aerosols.

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2009-03-31 06:40:00

A US request was made to the United Nations International Maritime Organization asking that a safe barrier be established along American coastlines to reduce pollution emitted by ocean-going ships which jeopardize human health.

2009-03-19 14:19:00

World's largest supplier of retrofit and emission control technology for heavy duty diesel engines uniquely qualified to provide optimum solutions MALVERN, Pa., March 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Johnson Matthey announced today that it offers the broadest range of solutions to control heavy duty diesel emissions to meet the response from public and private fleets and others planning to apply for $300 million in grant monies under the EPA's Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA). The...


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