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2012-07-06 06:20:29

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection and its regional air quality partnerships have forecast a code Orange air quality action day for ozone for Friday, July 6, for the Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Liberty-Clairton regions. On air quality action days, young children, the elderly and those with respiratory problems, such as asthma, emphysema and bronchitis, are especially vulnerable to the effects of air pollution and...

Nitrogen Pollution Changing Rocky Mountain National Park Vegetation
2012-07-05 13:40:38

A new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder indicates air pollution in the form of nitrogen compounds emanating from power plants, automobiles and agriculture is changing the alpine vegetation in Rocky Mountain National Park. The emissions of nitrogen compounds to the atmosphere are being carried to remote areas of the park, altering sensitive ecosystems, said CU-Boulder Professor William Bowman, who directs CU-Boulder's Mountain Research Station west of Boulder and who led the...

2012-07-05 06:21:10

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection and its regional air quality partnerships have forecast a code Orange air quality action day for ozone for today, July 5, for the Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Liberty-Clairton regions. On air quality action days, young children, the elderly and those with respiratory problems, such as asthma, emphysema and bronchitis, are especially vulnerable to the effects of air pollution and should limit...

2012-06-19 06:22:13

WOODRIDGE, Ill., June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc., a producer of high-performance renewable specialty chemicals, has been named a recipient of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's 2012 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards for its work using metathesis catalysis to produce high-performing, green specialty chemicals at advantageous costs. The Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge was established to recognize and promote innovative chemical...

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2012-06-13 11:43:26

Michael Crumbliss for redOrbit.com China has the worst pollution problems in the world. And it is getting worse as the utterly unchecked rush to industrialization continues. Much of this is pollution is linked to coal mining and power generation, but the sources of toxins are myriad. While air and water pollution are highly visible and overwhelming on an everyday basis, the worst long-term toxic buildup may be lurking quietly underfoot in the soil. Nowhere is the global push to restore...

DC3: Chemistry Of Thunderstorms
2012-05-09 03:19:58

NASA researchers are about to fly off on a campaign that will take them into the heart of thunderstorm country. The Deep Convective Clouds and Chemistry (DC3) field campaign will use an airport in Salina, Kan., as a base to explore the impact of large thunderstorms on the concentration of ozone and other substances in the upper troposphere. The campaign is being led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, and is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF)...

2012-05-03 18:20:17

BOSTON, May 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Electrolytic Ozone, Inc. (www.eoi-oxygen.com) has developed an exclusive solid boron-doped synthetic diamond ozone production technology enabling a new class of compact applications that have previously been impractical. The characteristics of the solid synthetic diamond electrode at the heart of the EOI Active Diamond Electrolytic Process Technology (ADEPT(TM)) enables greater reliability, greater sanitizing power in a more compact cell, and enhanced user...

2012-05-03 18:20:15

BOSTON, May 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Electrolytic Ozone, Inc. has launched a new sanitizing spray bottle that replaces chemical sanitizers in restaurant and institutional settings with on-demand activated oxygen (also called ozone, O3) dissolved in water. The EOI Sanitizing Spray Bottle (SB100-Industrial) is a handheld sprayer that turns common drinking water into a surface sanitizer more powerful than chlorine, but without chlorine's dangerous fumes or residue. The...

2012-05-03 16:04:00

UD's long-term monitoring shows 60 percent reduction in acidity of Delaware rain Several decades ago, precipitation in Delaware was among the most acidic in the country. Pollutants in the air reacted with rainwater to sprinkle sulfuric, nitric and carbonic acids onto the ground below, affecting crops and ecosystems statewide. The scientific consensus is that pollution controls enacted through the Clean Air Act Amendments in the 1990s and other measures have helped decrease the acidity...

Scientists To Study Thunderstorm Effects On Upper Atmosphere
2012-05-02 03:56:14

Research examines how thunderstorm structure and cloud chemistry interact Scientists are targeting thunderstorms in Alabama, Colorado and Oklahoma this spring to discover what happens when clouds suck air many miles into the atmosphere from Earth's surface. The Deep Convective Clouds & Chemistry (DC3) Experiment, which begins in mid-May, will explore the influence of thunderstorms on air just beneath the stratosphere, a region that influences Earth's climate and weather patterns....


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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