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Catskills Watershed Polluted By Hurricane Irene
2012-09-26 16:28:52

The water quality of lakes and coastal systems will be altered if  hurricanes intensify in a warming world, according to a Yale study in Geophysical Research Letters. Bryan Yoon, the study´s co-author and a doctoral student at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, found that last summer during Hurricane Irene–the worst storm in the New York area in 200 years–record amounts of dissolved organic matter darkened Catskill waters and affected the Ashokan...

Antarctic Ozone Hole Is Shrinking
2012-09-15 08:17:08

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The United Nations reported Friday that the hole in the ozone layer is expected to be smaller this year over the Antarctic than last year. They claim this illustrates how a ban on harmful substances has slowed ozone depletion. The ozone layer in the Earth's atmosphere contains relatively high concentrations of ozone (03).  This layer is found mainly in the lower portion of the stratosphere and absorbs 97 — 99% of the Sun's...

Atmospheric Compound Linked To Climate Change, Human Health
2012-08-09 05:34:42

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An international team of researchers has discovered a surprising new chemical compound in Earth's atmosphere that reacts with sulfur dioxide to form sulfuric acid, which is known to have significant impacts on climate and health. The team, led by the University of Colorado Boulder and the University of Helsinki, found that the new compound, a type of carbonyl oxide, is formed from the reaction of ozone with alkenes. Alkenes are a...

2012-08-01 23:08:42

Most of the world's population will be subject to degraded air quality in 2050 if man-made emissions continue as usual. In this 'business-as-usual' scenario, the average world citizen 40 years from now will experience similar air pollution to that of today's average East Asian citizen. These conclusions are those of a study published today in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, an Open Access journal of the European Geosciences Union (EGU). Air pollution is a major health risk that may...

Air Pollution Increases Worldwide
2012-08-01 12:22:05

Atmospheric model calculates changes in air quality over the coming decades Hot summer days cause in large cities very seldom great happiness among inhabitants. On those days the air is highly polluted with automobile and industrial emissions what makes breathing difficult and unhealthy. According to the latest calculations of Max Planck scientist Andrea Pozzer this scenario could become true for most of world population in 2050 if no counteractive measures are taken. Especially China,...

2012-07-30 15:46:54

The destruction of atmospheric ozone can take place within newly forming Polar Stratospheric Clouds (PSCs), which serve as the battleground for manmade chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) to attack and destroy ozone. These clouds form when clusters of frozen water "pick up" other atmospheric molecules such as methane, nitrogen oxides, and water molecules, similar to the way a snowball's girth increases as it rolls down a mountainside. Most previously established atmospheric models have assumed that a...

Summer Storms Cause Ozone Depletion In United States
2012-07-27 09:49:29

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It was in the 1970s that the British Antarctic Survey discovered a hole in the ozone layer above the Antarctic Circle, and in 1985, when the first measurements were taken, researchers were dumbfounded by the dramatic drop in ozone levels. The concern was so great that it eventually led to the ban of all products containing chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), which were confirmed to be the root cause of the ozone depletion. Fast forward...

Reign Of Acid Rain Is Far From Over
2012-07-26 05:46:01

New connection between climate change and acidification of Northeast's forests and streams Acid rain. It was a problem that largely affected U.S. eastern states. It began in the 1950s when Midwest coal plants spewed sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides into the air, turning clouds--and rainfall--acidic. As acid rain fell, it affected everything it touched, leaching calcium from soils and robbing plants of important nutrients. New England's sugar maples were among the trees left high and...


Latest Environmental chemistry Reference Libraries

Environmental Chemistry (journal)
2012-09-24 08:00:51

Environmental Chemistry is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published online bi-monthly by CSIRO Publishing. The journal publishes original research and review articles on all aspects of environmental chemistry, including those addressing the chemistry of air, water, soil, sediments, space and biota. Topics include atmospheric chemistry, geochemistry, climate change, marine chemistry, water chemistry, polar chemistry, fire chemistry, astrochemistry, earth and geochemistry, soil and sediment...

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2012-05-12 09:22:57

Atlantis launched from Kennedy Space Center on November 3, 1994 at 11:59 AM EST and landed at Edwards AFB on November 14 at 7:33 AM PST. The shuttle orbited 174 times at an altitude of 164 nautical miles at an inclination of 57 degrees and travelled 4.5 million miles. The mission lasted 10 days, 22 hours, 34 minutes, and 2 seconds. This mission further advanced efforts to collect data about sun's energy output, chemical makeup of the Earth's middle atmosphere, and how these factors affect...

Green Chemistry
2012-04-29 19:52:00

Green Chemistry is a peer-reviewed scientific journal covering any aspect of green chemistry. It is published monthly by the Royal Society of Chemistry and was established in 1999 by James Clark (University of York). The editor-in-chief is Sarah Ruthven. The journal covers subjects relating to reducing the environmental impact of chemical substances and fuels by developing alternative and sustainable technologies that are non-toxic to living things and the environment, including: Improved...

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2009-07-07 19:47:08

Today's soil contamination is a direct result of man-made chemicals or other changes in nature's soil environment. This contamination most commonly occurs from underground storage tanks bursting, use of pesticides, discarding oil and fuel illegally, leakage of dirty surface water, draining of wastes from landfalls and knowingly dumping industrial wastes into the soil. The most widespread chemicals found are petroleum hydrocarbons, solvents, common pesticides, lead and additional heavy metals....

Environmental Science
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Environmental science is a science that contains a wide range of scientific disciplines. These disciplines are grouped together based on the natural environment which they encompass and interact with. These sciences include physical, chemical, and biological components. Environmental science provides an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the environmental systems. The most common way environmental science is studied is through the work of one individual or small team drawing on the...

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