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2011-11-30 10:54:15

University of Iowa engineers have published their findings from a study of residential soils in the city of Cedar Rapids, making it one of only a few such U.S. urban soil studies ever conducted. The authors of the study, published in the November online edition of the journal Environmental Pollution, collected soils in the residential areas of downtown Cedar Rapids and analyzed them for industrial pollutants known as PCBs (polychlorinated biphyenyls) and chlordanes. Measured values for...

2011-11-18 03:47:10

Researchers the world over are seeking reliable ways to predict earthquakes, focusing on identifying seismic precursors that, if detected early enough, could serve as early warnings. New research, published this week in the journal Applied Physics Letters, suggests that ozone gas emitted from fracturing rocks could serve as an indicator of impending earthquakes. Ozone is a natural gas, a byproduct of electrical discharges into the air from several sources, such as from lightning, or,...

Climate Change Disasters Cost US $14 Billion In Past Decade
2011-11-08 14:20:20

Researchers said on Monday that deaths and health problems from floods, drought and other U.S. disasters related to climate change cost $14 billion in the past decade. The study looked at the cost of human suffering and loss of life due to six disasters from 2000 through 2009. "When extreme weather hits, we hear about the property damage and insurance costs," Kim Knowlton, a senior scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council and a co-author of the study, said in a statement. "The...

2011-10-14 20:43:07

Should the periodic table bear a warning label in the 21st century or be revised with a lesson about elemental supply and demand? If so, that lesson could start with one element considered a staple of life — but growing endangered, like the Asiatic dhole — phosphorus. Why is phosphorus pivotal? Phosphorus is in the DNA of all plants and animals. It is a key ingredient in fertilizer, but high quality phosphate deposits for mining are limited in both quantity and locality....

Scientists Detect First-Ever Arctic Ozone Hole
2011-10-03 05:19:46

A team of international researchers, led by NASA scientists, has discovered an unprecedented loss of protective ozone in the atmosphere above the Arctic this year, according to various media reports published on Sunday. That phenomenon, according to an AFP article, has led to the formation of an ozone hole five times the size of the state of California. It marks the first time that ozone loss in the Arctic region has matched ozone loss above Antarctica, both they and Postmedia News are...

2011-09-27 07:00:00

A recent trial at a local San Antonio hotel using the Ecotex Laundry Oxidation System, has yielded results proving the company's claim that significant savings can be realized in water, natural gas, chemical use, and labor. San Antonio, Texas (PRWEB) September 27, 2011 A recent trial at a local San Antonio hotel using the Ecotex Laundry Oxidation System, has yielded results proving the company's claim that significant savings can be realized in water, natural gas, chemical use, and labor....

North America Safe From Impact Of Satellite
2011-09-23 09:32:11

  NASA said on Friday that its Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) will most likely miss North America. Scientists have still not pinpointed exactly where the 13,000-pound satellite is going to end up. The space agency said the odds of a piece of debris striking a person are about 1-in-3,200.  Scientists predict 26 pieces of debris will survive Earth's atmosphere, weighing a total of 1,100 pounds. UARS will re-enter Earth's atmosphere sometime Friday afternoon,...


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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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'