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2012-08-09 06:23:02

'Toxic 20' States: KY, OH, PA, IN, WV, FL, MI, NC, GA, TX, TN, VA, SC, AL, MO, IL, MS, WI, MD, DE WASHINGTON, Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Residents of Kentucky, Ohio and Pennsylvania are exposed to more toxic air pollution from coal-fired power plants than in any other state, according to an analysis by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). At the same time, the report found a 19 percent decrease in all air toxics emitted from power plants in 2010, the most...

MESSENGER Marks 8th Anniversary Since Launch
2012-08-06 09:33:40

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Eight years ago this month, in 2004, the MESSENGER space probe was launched on a six-and-a-half year, 4.9-billion mile journey to be the first spacecraft to orbit the planet Mercury. The leisurely cruise included 15 trips around the Sun, a flyby of Earth, two flybys of Venus, and three flybys of Mercury. During its gravity assist swing-by of Earth, on August 2, 2005, Messenger´s cameras captured several hundred images of our...

2012-07-26 06:22:04

NEW YORK, July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercury may be spinning in the wrong direction, but it doesn't mean that you have to. Two to three times a year, Mercury goes into retrograde, meaning where the planet appears to move backwards in the sky. This reverse state can cause people to have issues with computers, purchases, relationships, jobs and travel plans, yet these can be easily avoided with the right advice. Experts and astrologers say that you should not sign a contract, hire a new...

2012-07-23 06:22:43

BRUSSELS , July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The European Environmental Bureau and the Mercury Policy Project welcomed a new European Commission study, which recommends phasing out dental amalgam use in the next five years, while improving enforcement of existing EU waste legislation[1]. Likewise, the study also recommended phasing out mercury use in button cell batteries within the two years after legislation is adopted. "Once again a report has conclusively shown that mercury use...

2012-07-20 02:21:08

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- East Morgan Holdings, Inc. (OTC: EMHI) is pleased to announce that Samuel Tress and Hirsch Beigel have been appointed to the Company's Board of Directors. Both individuals are accomplished businessmen. Several immediate goals have been set by the Board Members which include the following: Expansion of the Board to include members experienced in the energy and air emissions remediation industries, legal and financial fields....

Exoplanet Candidate Smaller Than Earth Discovered
2012-07-18 14:46:30

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Astronomers have detected a new exoplanet 33 light-years away that is two-thirds the size of Earth, making it the nearest known world to our solar system that is smaller than our home planet. UCF-1.01 was discovered by astronomers from the University of Central Florida using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. The exoplanet is the first ever identified with the telescope, pointing to a possible new role for Spitzer in helping to...

2012-07-12 02:21:30

Bows to Pressure from CoMeD PUNTA del ESTE, Uruguay, July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bowing to pressure from the Coalition for Mercury-free Drugs (CoMeD, Inc.) and other organizations, the World Health Organization (WHO) revealed its 2004 guidelines on eliminating, reducing, and replacing Thimerosal in vaccines to public health officials worldwide. WHO made its disclosure before the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) where it met unprecedented resistance to its defense...

2012-07-06 10:21:48

PUNTA DEL ESTE, Uruguay, July 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Joined by the European Union, Canada and other developed countries, the U.S. opposed a separate health provision during the fourth (of five) mercury treaty negotiation earlier this week in Punta del Este, Uruguay. While a U.S. representative recognized that health is important to the Mercury Convention, it is "not in a position to accept" and has "significant concerns" about a separate health article, which was proposed by...

2012-07-03 06:22:28

PUNTA DEL ESTE, Uruguay, July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by IPEN: Although two-thirds of delegates engaged in international negotiations for a proposed mercury treaty support language that would help protect human health and the environment, a small group of developed countries appears to oppose public actions to prevent and reduce exposure to mercury. "Allowing the importation and use of mercury in artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) will...

2012-06-27 06:22:02

Mercury Pollution Impacts Indigenous Peoples PUNTA DEL ESTE, Uruguay, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by IPEN: Non-government organizations from around the world voiced concerns today that international treaty negotiations on mercury currently underway are likely to fall short of goals and have the potential to increase - not reduce - mercury emissions. Delegates from more than 120 countries are meeting in Uruguay at the Intergovernmental...


Latest Mercury Reference Libraries

Mercury Park Lane 1959
2014-04-17 12:46:27

Mercury automobiles was a brand of vehicles as a subsidy of the Ford Motor Company. It was established by the Edsel Ford in 1938. The Mercury brand was a luxury vehicle placed between the high end Ford and the base Lincoln models. In 1945, Mercury became half of the Lincoln division until it was phased out in 2011. The last Mercury produced was a Grand Marquis which left the assembly line on January 4, 2011. From 1958 to 1960, Edsel brand models were part of the Lincoln-Mercury group. The...

1926 Lincoln
2014-04-14 09:24:01

The Lincoln Motor Company was founded in 1917 by Henry M. Leland and became a subsidiary of Ford in 1922. While the brand is mainly sold in North America and the Middle East, Ford plans to export to China by the end of 2014. Currently seven models are offered. The MKS and MKZ sedans; MKT, MKX and MKC CUVs; and the Navigator and Navigator L SUVs. Leland was a former manager of GM’s Cadillac division who formed the company with his son Wilfred. The company was named after Abraham Lincoln,...

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2010-10-28 18:28:32

A mercury arc valve converts high-voltage or high-current alternating current into direct current. It is an electrical rectifier often used to provide power for industrial motors, electric railways, streetcars, and electric locomotives. Peter Cooper Hewitt, in 1902, invented the mercury arc rectifier. It was further developed by researchers throughout the 1920s and 1930s. Prior to solid-state devices, mercury arc rectifiers were one of the more efficient rectifiers. Silicon diode and...

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2005-05-26 08:49:14

Mercury (element) Mercury, also called quicksilver, is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol Hg (from the Greek hydrargyrum, for watery (or liquid) silver) and atomic number 80. A heavy, silvery, transition metal, mercury is one of only two elements that are liquid at room temperature (the other is bromine). Mercury is used in thermometers, barometers and other scientific apparatuses. Mercury is mostly obtained by reduction from the mineral cinnabar. Notable...

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2004-10-19 04:45:43

Positional Astronomy -- Positional astronomy is the study of the positions of celestial objects. This is the oldest branch of astronomy and dates back to antiquity. Observations of celestial objects are important for religious and astrological purposes, as well as for timekeeping. Ancient structures associated with positional astronomy include: -- Chichn Itz -- The Medicine Wheel -- The Pyramids -- Stonehenge -- The Temple of the Sun The unaided human eye can...

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