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low-oxygen zone
2014-08-11 03:00:40

Hannah Hickey, University of Washington As the complex story of climate change unfolds, many of the endings are grim. But there are exceptions. Predictions that the lowest-oxygen environments in the ocean would get worse may not come to pass. Instead, University of Washington research shows climate change, as it weakens the trade winds, could shrink the size of these extreme low-oxygen waters. "The tropics should actually get better oxygenated as the climate warms up," said Curtis...

Burrowing Animals May Have Been Key To Stabilizing Earth's Oxygen Reservoir
2014-08-08 03:22:57

University of Southern Denmark Evolution of the first burrowing animals may have played a major role in stabilizing the Earth's oxygen reservoir, according to a new study in Nature Geoscience. Around 540 million years ago, the first burrowing animals evolved. When these worms began to mix up the ocean floor's sediments (a process known as bioturbation), their activity came to significantly influence the ocean's phosphorus cycle and as a result, the amount of oxygen in Earth's...

isotope anomalies in atmospheric sulfates
2014-08-06 02:00:54

Susan Brown, UC San Diego Anomalous isotopes trace Earth’s ancient atmosphere, past El Niño events and future climate Sulfur signals in the Antarctic snow have revealed the importance of overlooked atmospheric chemistry for understanding climate, past and future. Eruptions of huge volcanoes, the disruptive weather pattern known as El Niño, and a fire season from hell each left distinctive chemical marks in layers of snow excavated near the South Pole, researchers from the...

Gulf of Mexico dead zone
2014-08-06 02:00:11

NOAA Headquarters Mapped size confirms NOAA forecast for an average-sized hypoxia zone this year NOAA- and EPA-supported scientists have mapped the Gulf of Mexico dead zone, an area with low oxygen water, measuring 5,052 square miles this summer  — approximately the size of Connecticut. The measurements were taken during the 30th annual hypoxia survey cruise from July 27 to August 2. This area falls within the predicted range of 4,633 to 5,708 square miles forecast by a suite of...

2014-08-05 08:35:54

LONDON, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:US Home Medical Equipment Markethttp://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/medical_supplies/hospital_supplies/us_home_medical_equipment_market.htmlUS demand to rise 8.2% annually through 2018US demand for home medical equipment is forecast to grow 8.2 percent annually to $12.6 billion in 2018. Advances in the technological capabilities of products such as portable oxygen concentrators,...

2014-07-30 23:02:40

The global peracetic acid market is projected to reach $664.24 Million by 2018, growing at a CAGR of 8.2%. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/peracetic-acid-market-1111.html (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 The report "Peracetic Acid Market by Type (Disinfectant, Sanitizer, Sterilant, & Others), by Application (Healthcare, Food, Water Treatment, Pulp & Paper, & Others), by Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, & ROW) - Global Trends & Forecasts to...

2014-07-28 12:23:52

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Air Products (NYSE: APD) understands that a reliable, uninterrupted supply of medical oxygen is vital to any healthcare facility. This understanding has driven the company to technical innovations that not only improve the efficiency of its oxygen supply systems, but also optimize gas use. Air Products will highlight these systems--including systems for emergency oxygen supply and high efficiency systems that reduce oxygen loss--from...

global food supply
2014-07-28 07:35:54

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While previous research has investigated the potential impact that climate change and air pollution can have on crops individually, a new study suggests that the interaction between these two risk factors has been overlooked and could drastically increase the threat to the global food supply. In research published in this week’s edition of the journal Nature Climate Change, MIT associate professor of civil and environmental...

2014-07-23 23:13:42

Spartan Environmental Technologies has supplied a second SPARTOX ozone water treatment system to a semiconductor facility in the western US. The first system has been in operation since 2012. Mentor, OH (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 Spartan Environmental Technologies has supplied a second SPARTOX A120 ozone water treatment system to a semiconductor facility in the western US. The first system has been in operation since 2012. With the expansion of the facility, additional ozone treatment capacity...

2014-07-17 23:01:08

Founded in 1984 in Pittsburgh, InventHelp is attempting to submit the O-2-I's to appropriate companies for their review. PITTSBURGH, PA (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 Patients requiring oxygen therapy have a big enough challenge already without the added inconvenience of current oxygen delivery systems. Because of the creativity of an inventor from Spring, Texas, however, an improved method of oxygen therapy is available. She developed a prototype for O-2-I'S to provide greater convenience...


Latest Oxygen Reference Libraries

Oxygen Therapy
2013-04-30 10:27:06

Oxygen therapy is known as the administration of oxygen as a medical intervention. It is indicated in patients whose oxygen supply is compromised due to both acute and chronic health conditions and can be administered in many different ways. Oxygen therapy can be administered virtually wherever the patient is. Most commonly, oxygen is delivered to patients in an ambulance, hospital, or doctor’s office. These medical facilities carry oxygen in the form of a compressed gas. It is stored...

Geologic Clock With Events And Periods
2012-11-18 19:08:04

The Paleoproterozoic is the first of three subdivisions of the Proterozoic Eon (occurring from 2.5 billion to 1.6 billion years ago (Ga). This period is marked by the first stabilization of the continents, and also when cyanobacteria--a type of bacteria that uses biochemical processes of photosynthesis to produce oxygen--evolved. Experts have found paleontological evidence that during at least part of the Paleoproterozoic era, about 1.8 Ga, the earth year was about 450 days long, with days...

Earth's Atmosphere
2004-10-19 04:45:44

Earth's Atmosphere -- Earth's atmosphere consists of nitrogen (78.1%) and oxygen (20.9%), with small amounts of argon (0.9%), carbon dioxide (variable, but around 0.035%), water vapor, and other gases. The atmosphere protects life on Earth by absorbing ultraviolet solar radiation and reducing temperature extremes between day and night. 75% of the atmosphere exists within 11km of the planetary surface. Temperature and the Atmospheric Layers The temperature of the Earth's atmosphere...

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.