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NASA Simulation Portrays Ozone Intrusions From Aloft

NASA Simulation Portrays Ozone Intrusions From Aloft

[ Watch the Video: Ozone-Rich Air Descends From On High ] Kathryn Hansen, NASA's Earth Science News Team Outdoor enthusiasts in Colorado's Front Range are occasionally rewarded with remarkable visibility brought about by dry, clear air and...

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2014-04-10 16:21:35

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today submitted a white paper to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), urging them to consider state differences and needed flexibility when developing emissions guidelines addressing carbon dioxide (CO2) standards for existing fossil fuel-fired power stations. "Under Governor Tom Corbett's leadership, Pennsylvania is continuing to make great progress in its efforts to...

2014-03-20 12:26:13

WASHINGTON, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A ground-breaking Natural Resources Defense Council proposal on how to cut carbon pollution from America's power plants can achieve even greater reductions than previously thought--and at less cost, NRDC said today as it released an updated analysis of its 2012 plan. NRDC's new analyses shows that 470 to 700 million tons of carbon pollution can be eliminated per year in 2020 compared to 2012 levels, equivalent to the emissions from 95 to...

2014-03-03 12:26:20

WASHINGTON, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Jeffrey Levi, PhD, executive director of the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) on the final tier 3 motor vehicle emission and fuel standards released by the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) today. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100204/TFAHLOGO "TFAH is pleased the EPA issued final tier 3 motor vehicle emissions and fuel standards. There's no question that reducing the amount of sulfur in...

2013-11-21 08:26:21

Janam handhelds certified for industry-leading Leak Detection and Repair solution WOODBURY, N.Y. and DICKINSON, Texas, Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Janam Technologies LLC, a leading provider of rugged mobile computers that scan barcodes and communicate wirelessly, announced today that LDARtools Inc., a company specializing in LDAR (leak detection and repair) products and technologies for chemical and petrochemical manufacturing businesses, has selected Janam's rugged mobile...

2013-11-12 16:21:37

NRDC Action Fund also finds support for candidates who stand with EPA taking action on carbon WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Most Americans in four key senators' states support the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's mission to protect health and the environment, and want the agency to limit dangerous carbon pollution from power plants, according to a new poll commissioned by the Natural Resources Defense Council. Conducted by Public Policy Polling, the separate...

2013-09-20 23:03:14

National Grid U.S. President Releases Statement of Support (PRWEB) September 20, 2013 National Grid U.S. President Tom King today reiterated his support for Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proceeding to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. “National Grid has long supported federal legislation as a comprehensive means to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. However, in the absence of federal legislation, we support EPA moving forward with greenhouse gas regulations...

2013-09-03 20:21:33

Company says that the EPA over-reached its authority, disregarded facts OKLAHOMA CITY, Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In a petition filed today at U.S. 10(th) Circuit Court of Appeals, Oklahoma Gas and Electric today joined Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt in requesting a rehearing before the full 10-judge panel to determine if the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) acted appropriately in rejecting the state's plan to address visibility at national parks and wildlife areas....

200,000 Early Deaths A Year Due To Air Pollution, Says Study
2013-08-29 14:18:45

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While the 1970 Clean Air Act was put in place by the United States Environmental Protection Agency to protect the public health, a new study by researchers from MIT’s Laboratory for Aviation and the Environment have found that these efforts likely aren’t doing enough. This new study found that vehicle emissions are the biggest contributor to premature death. According to the study more than 200,000 early deaths occur in the United...

2013-06-06 23:00:18

A Georgia State University researcher is the first to show that the Clean Air Act of 1970 caused a rebound in rainfall for a U.S. City in a study released this week. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 07, 2013 A Georgia State University researcher is the first to show that the Clean Air Act of 1970 caused a rebound in rainfall for a U.S. city, according to a study released this week. Jeremy Diem, an associate professor in the Department of Geosciences, analyzed summer rainfall data from nine weather...

2013-04-24 04:20:51

WASHINGTON, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association's "State of the Air 2013" report released today finds significant progress in the reduction of year-round particle pollution (soot) across the nation, but many cities that ranked among the most polluted had more unhealthy days of high ozone (smog) and short-term particle pollution than in the 2012 report. Despite that uptick, "State of the Air 2013" shows that the air quality nationwide continues the...