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earth atmosphere ozone layer mystery
2014-09-08 05:20:11

Dr. Tony Phillips, Science@NASA High above Earth, more than 20 miles above sea level, a diaphanous layer of ozone surrounds our planet, absorbing energetic UV rays from the sun. It is, essentially, sunscreen for planet Earth. Without the ozone layer, we would be bathed in dangerous radiation on a daily basis, with side effects ranging from cataracts to cancer. People were understandably alarmed, then, in the 1980s when scientists noticed that manmade chemicals in the atmosphere were...

2014-09-02 23:08:18

Oxygen Plus’s flagship product, the O+ Elevate Pack, will elevate schools, sports groups and local communities across North America as FlipGive’s newest offering. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 Oxygen Plus (O+), a leader in the development, manufacturing and marketing of portable, recreational oxygen for wellness-minded people worldwide, today announced a partnership with FlipGive, a web-based fundraising platform that combines the convenience of online shopping with online...

2014-09-02 08:23:08

CI Capital-sponsored Tech Air, Distributor of Industrial, Medical and Specialty Gases, Continues Acquisition Strategy DANBURY, Conn., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tech Air, a Connecticut-based distributor of industrial, medical, and specialty gases and related welding supplies, announced today that it has acquired US Oxygen & Supply ("US Oxygen") of Arlington, TX and Specialty Air Technologies ("SAT") of Long Beach, CA. Tech Air is owned by CI Capital Partners and Tech Air...

2014-08-30 23:01:45

After offering hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatments to people around the country for the past several years, Dr. Roy Schmidt and the staff at the Tennessee Hyperbaric Center have announced a scholarship program for veterans who have been diagnosed with PTSD. Jackson, Tenn. (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 After offering hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatments to people around the country for the past several years, Dr. Roy Schmidt and the staff at the Tennessee Hyperbaric Center have announced a...

everest blood pressure
2014-08-28 03:00:34

Emma Mason, European Society of Cardiology Cardiovascular patients should be cautious when exposed to high altitudes for leisure or work An expedition to Mount Everest by Italian researchers has shown for the first time that blood pressure monitored over a 24-hour period rises progressively as people climb to higher altitudes. The researchers also found that while a drug used for lowering blood pressure, called telmisartan, was effective in counteracting the effects of altitude up to...

2014-08-23 23:02:29

EcoloBlue, the global leader in Industrial Atmospheric Water Generator (AWG) technology, announces the approval of AWGs as an alternative water source in the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District (MPWMD) by making water from the air. (PRWEB) August 23, 2014 The MPWMD Board of Directors voted on Monday, August 18th to approve the use of AWGs as a sole source of water for commercial and industrial properties. This was accomplished with the assistance of local architect, Ron Brown of...

2014-08-22 12:22:04

Proposal to Lower the Standard Would Jeopardize Manufacturing Expansion WASHINGTON, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Chemistry Council (ACC) Vice President of Regulatory & Technical Affairs Michael Walls today testified at a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee minority briefing in Lake Charles, La. regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) anticipated proposal to lower the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ozone. The...

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...


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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  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
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This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
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