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2013-04-23 22:47:21

Air pollution from wildland fires and urban and agricultural areas in California is diminishing air quality at Devils Postpile National Monument, according to a recent study published in the journal Atmospheric Environment. Dr. Andrzej Bytnerowicz, a research ecologist from the U.S. Forest Service´s Pacific Southwest Research Station, and a team of scientists measured air quality at Devils Postpile National Monument in the eastern Sierra Nevada and found occasionally high...

2013-04-23 14:50:43

Persistence of “urban” organics downstream favors dead-zone formation Each time it rains, runoff carries an earthy tea steeped from leaf litter, crop residue, soil, and other organic materials into the storm drains and streams that feed Chesapeake Bay. A new study led by researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science reveals that land use in the watersheds from which this “dissolved organic matter” originates has important implications for Bay water...

The True Fate Of Charcoal In The World's Soils Revealed
2013-04-19 08:35:43

National Science Foundation Scientists find surprising new answers in wetlands such as the Everglades Scientists have uncovered one of nature's long-kept secrets--the true fate of charcoal in the world's soils. The ability to determine the fate of charcoal is critical to knowledge of the global carbon budget, which in turn can help understand and mitigate climate change. However, until now, researchers only had scientific guesses about what happens to charcoal once it's...

2013-04-12 13:27:44

Work on Criegee intermediate published in Science magazine Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories' Combustion Research Facility, the University of Manchester, Bristol University, University of Southampton and Hong Kong Polytechnic have successfully measured reaction rates of a second Criegee intermediate, CH3CHOO, and proven that the reactivity of the atmospheric chemical depends strongly on which way the molecule is twisted. The measurements will provide further insight into...

2013-04-10 15:27:29

A research team from Birkbeck, University of London, Royal Holloway University and Uppsala University in Sweden, have helped explain how ozone causes severe respiratory problems and thousands of cases of premature death each year by attacking the fatty lining of our lungs. In a study published in Langmuir, the team used neutrons from the Institut Laue-Langevin in Grenoble and the UK's ISIS Neutron Source to observe how even a relatively low dose of ozone attacks lipid molecules that line...

2013-04-08 23:02:40

Ozone solutions, a turnkey ozone system supplier, hires water treatment expert Chad Whittington to increase manufacturing capacity and shorten lead times for ozone generation products. HULL, Iowa (PRWEB) April 08, 2013 Ozone Solutions (http://www.ozonesolutions.com), a company based in Hull, Iowa, today announced the appointment of Chad Whittington as a System Assembly Technician. The new hire will help Ozone Solutions to improve its manufacturing capabilities by refining production...

Ozone Tracking From The Space Station
2013-03-31 05:16:58

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online NASA is planning to launch a new, highly-sophisticated space-based ozone sensor to help monitor the layer of atmosphere that helps protect the planet from some of the sun´s harshest UV rays, the US space agency announced on Friday. Dubbed the Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment III (SAGE III), the sensor is currently scheduled to be installed on the International Space Station (ISS) sometime in 2014. According to NASA,...

Rising Risk Of Global Contamination Coincides With Rising Global Economy
2013-02-25 11:16:29

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The development of an increasingly integrated global economy, one that has seen the increase of free trade, free flow of capital, and which has tapped cheaper foreign labor markets has offered huge potential profits for businesses and even nations. But it could come at a significant cost. With the rise of a global economy, or globalization, comes the rise of the risk of global contamination. The World Health Organization (WHO)...

Ozone Not Only Bad For Climate, But Also Bad For The Heart
2013-02-18 14:15:12

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Ever since the “ozone scare” that began in the 1970s, when it was reported that there was a hole in the ozone over the South Pole, there has been a great misunderstanding about ozone. In the past decade in fact it has only come out that ozone is actually not really good for people. Most recently researchers at Rice University in Houston have found a direct correlation between out-of-hospital cardiac arrests and levels...


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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