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2011-02-10 09:09:05

A coupled-cycles framework is essential to balancing human needs with the health of the planet If society wants to address big picture environmental problems, like global climate change, acid rain, and coastal dead zones, we need to pay closer attention to the Earth's coupled biogeochemical cycles. So reports a special issue of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, published this month by the Ecological Society of America. "There are nearly seven billion people on the planet. And our...

2011-02-09 22:42:46

Brightly-lit Cowboys Stadium during Sunday's Super Bowl XLV may symbolize one of the hottest new pieces of scientific intelligence about air pollution: Researchers have discovered "” in a classic case of scientific serendipity "” that the bright light from sports stadiums and urban street lights may boost daytime levels of ozone, a key air pollutant in many heavily populated areas. That's among the topics included in a broader article about the chemistry of air pollution in the...

2011-02-09 11:00:00

LONG BEACH, Calif., Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- APTwater, Inc., an emerging leader in water treatment process technologies and services, has been awarded a contract to use its technology for a municipal water reuse system for the City of Anaheim, Calif. The water reuse facility, to be operated in downtown Anaheim, will be a high profile demonstration facility that will supply reclaimed water for toilet flushing, irrigation, and recreational use. The project will use APTwater's...

2011-02-02 13:26:48

As farmers in Hungary ponder spring planting on hundreds of acres of farmland affected by last October's red mud disaster, scientists are reporting that high alkalinity is the main threat to a bountiful harvest, not toxic metals. In a study in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology, they also describe an inexpensive decontamination strategy using the mineral gypsum, an ingredient in plaster. Erik Smolders and colleagues note that a dam burst at a factory processing aluminum...

2011-01-14 18:59:47

The Estero de Domingo Rubio wetland, located near the Marismas del Odiel Natural Area in the Huelva estuary, is regionally, nationally and internationally protected thanks to its ecological value. However, its tributary rivers and the Ría de Huelva estuary pump manmade pollutants into it, which could affect its water quality and ecosystem. Industrial activity, accumulations of dangerous waste, the expansion of farming, and excessive extraction of sand and gravel for the...

2011-01-10 16:14:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The best available science overwhelmingly points to the conclusion that California's current perchlorate public health goal (PHG) of 6 parts per billion in drinking water is exceptionally conservative and highly protective of public health. California's proposed decision to lower the PHG to 1 part per billion would jeopardize water supplies and increase costs for water consumers statewide without any corresponding public health benefit....

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2011-01-07 07:17:53

An international, NOAA-led research team took a significant step forward in understanding the atmosphere's ability to cleanse itself of air pollutants and some other gases, except carbon dioxide. The issue has been controversial for many years, with some studies suggesting the self-cleaning power of the atmosphere is fragile and sensitive to environmental changes, while others suggest greater stability. And what researchers are finding is that the atmosphere's self-cleaning capacity is rather...

2010-12-19 00:26:01

Spartan Environmental Technologies introduces the SPARTOX S ozone water treatment system. The S series system provides a streamlined lower cost option for water treatment while maintaining all of the important features of the proven SPARTOX ozone system. SPARTOX systems are ideal for disinfecting water in a variety of applications, including: bottled water plants, food processing facilities, pharmaceutical plants, and rain water harvesting operations. Mentor, OH (PRWEB) December 18, 2010...

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2010-12-14 12:40:00

According to a study by U.S. scientists, bright city lights exacerbate air pollution. Their research indicates that the glare thrown up into the sky interferes with chemical reactions. These reactions would normally help clean the air during the night of the fumes emitted by vehicles and factories during the day. The researchers presented their findings at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco. Nature uses a special form of nitrogen oxide, known as nitrate radical, to...

2010-12-11 00:01:11

DEL Ozone's Board of Directors appointed Joel Peterson as President of the company effective December 6, 2010. Peterson was promoted from his position as vice president of finance, a job he had occupied since 1992. San Luis Obispo, CA (PRWEB) December 9, 2010 DEL Ozone announces the appointment of Joel Peterson to serve as president of the company effective December 6, 2010. The Board of Directors selected Peterson for the position based on his expertise in the development, manufacturing,...


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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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