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2010-08-08 20:20:00

On July 6 this summer, Virginia's Department of Environmental Quality issued the region's first "unhealthy" air alert since 2008.The culprit? "Bad" ozone and other air pollution that had combined to produce an abnormally high reading of 119 parts per billion in Suffolk and 70-80 parts per billion in other parts of southeastern Virginia. That compares to the natural concentration of ozone of about 10 parts per billion that was the norm more than a century ago.Ozone spikes are part of a pattern...

2009-04-16 15:19:00

HAMPTON, Va., April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Air pollution in the United States impacts human health, costs American farmers billions of dollars annually in crop loss and reduced productivity, and decreases the vitality of U.S. forests especially in the east. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) Dr. Jack Fishman, a senior research scientist in the Science Directorate at NASA's Langley Research Center, will speak at Thomas Nelson Community College at 7 p.m. on...


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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