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2009-06-19 14:04:56

Particulate air pollution during the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing constantly exceeded levels considered excessive by the World Health Organization, was far worse than other recent Olympic Games, and was about 30 percent higher than has been reported by Chinese environmental experts "“ even though some favorable weather conditions helped reduce the problem. The weather, in fact, turned out to be more valuable in addressing this concern than major programs by the Chinese government to...

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2009-05-18 18:35:00

Global warming may include some periods of local cooling, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. Results from satellite and ground-based sensor data show that sweltering summers can, paradoxically, lead to the temporary formation of a cooling haze in the southeastern United States.The study, to be published the week of May 18 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that when manmade pollutants mix with the natural...

2008-10-09 15:00:24

"HAZE," a full-length documentary film examining the college drinking culture in America, including the 2004 death of college freshman Gordie Bailey following a fraternity hazing incident at the University of Colorado, will make its World Premiere at the 16th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival in East Hampton, New York. Screenings will be held on Thursday, October 16, at 7 p.m. and Friday, October 17, at 9 p.m. at United Artists Cinema 3 (30 Main Street in East Hampton, NY, 11937)....

2008-09-30 15:00:45

A University of Colorado-Boulder study suggests U.S. air quality regulations may not effectively target a large source of fine, organic particle pollutants. Researchers said they've determined a much smaller percentage of pollutants from vehicles and industrial processes is to blame for the organic haze seen over many larger cities. Instead, 75 percent of the fine, organic particulate pollutants form from reactive gases called VOCs -- or volatile organic compounds -- when they are oxidized...

2008-08-11 15:00:46

By BILL MCKEOWN California has given us many wonderful things: Sonny and Cher. Body waxing. "The Real Housewives of Orange County." On Friday -- and continuing through next week -- California is giving us something not quite so delightful: haze. Smoke from more than 40 lightning-sparked fires in north-central California has been blown our way by typical west-to-east wind flows, said meteorologist Steve Hodanish of the U.S. Weather Service in Pueblo. He said forecast simulations...

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2008-07-29 12:00:00

BEIJING -- After three days of grimly gray, hazy skies, the delicate sound of thunder early this morning accompanied overnight rain in the host city of the 2008 Olympic Games. And as dawn lifted, residents, athletes and Olympic visitors were greeted by the sight of still grimly gray and only slightly less hazy skies. With 10 days remaining until the Aug. 8 Opening Ceremony, the quality of Beijing's environment is re-emerging as an issue of concern, and authorities are considering emergency...

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2008-07-29 00:05:00

Authorities in China said the city's recent sauna-like weather conditions are not expected the last through the upcoming Summer Olympic games, which begin August 8. However, according to state media reports, organizers are still considering further pollution controls for the Olympic host city.  As of Tuesday morning, Beijing's skies remained grey, but an overnight breeze had dispersed some of the haze that has Olympic organizers concerned that current industry and vehicle restrictions...

2008-07-11 21:00:13

By Bill McKeown, The Gazette, Colorado Springs, Colo. Jul. 11--California has given us many wonderful things: Sonny and Cher. Body waxing. "The Real Housewives of Orange County." Today -- and continuing through next week -- California is giving us something not quite so delightful: haze. Smoke from more than 40 lightning-sparked fires in north-central California has been blown our way by typical west-to-east wind flows, said meteorologist Steve Hodanish of the U.S. Weather Service in...

2008-07-02 15:00:51

By Erik Robinson, The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash. Jul. 2--Thank the wildfires in -Central Oregon for the atmospheric sunscreen of haze covering Southwest Washington over the past couple of days. The National Weather Service on Tuesday reported southerly flows of air carrying smoke across the Cascade Range from Central Oregon and possibly even up the Willamette Valley from wildfires in Northern California. A weather inversion Portland-Vancouver trapped the haze by Tuesday afternoon,...

2008-06-24 09:02:48

Smoke and haze from the hundreds of northern California wildfires is so thick that San Francisco pollution officials declared an air-quality alert. The smoke is heaviest in Napa and Solano counties north of the Bay Area due to a major fire near Fairfield, Calif., but the hazy skies and smell of burning wood has become so ubiquitous that Northern Californians are getting accustomed to it, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Tuesday. It smells like you're right near a campfire, Benicia,...


Latest Haze Reference Libraries

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2009-07-06 17:01:44

Arctic haze is a phenomenon that occurs in the atmosphere at high latitudes in the Arctic due to air pollution. What distinguishes Arctic haze from haze found elsewhere, is the ability of its chemical ingredients to endure in the atmosphere for a longer period of time compared to other pollutants. Due to limited snowfall, rain, or turbulent air to displace pollutants from the polar air in the spring, Arctic haze can continue for more than a month in the northern atmosphere. Arctic haze was...

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2009-07-06 16:44:13

Haze is a type of atmospheric phenomenon where dust, smoke and dry particles in the air obscure the sky's clarity. Haze is created through various activities including farming, traffic pollution,and even wildfires. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) categorizes the obscuration of the Earth's atmosphere by a list of different types of atmospheric phenomena. One of these is haze. The other classifications are: fog, ice fog, steam fog, mist, smoke, volcanic ash, dust, sand, and snow....

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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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