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2010-04-27 07:15:00

BELLINGHAM, Wash., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Captain Ozone allegedly started the modern-day "real-life superhero" movement when he made his debut in 1989. He's considered by many to be the most phenomenal environmental activist of all time. Captain Ozone is saving endangered species, promoting renewable energy and ecological art, and also teaching school kids how to become environmental activists on television. The masked man claims to be from the year 2039 and he time-traveled to 1989...

2010-04-13 12:59:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., April 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced, in accordance with longstanding U.S. obligations under the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, seven metered-dose inhalers (MDI) used to treat asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) will be gradually removed from the U.S. marketplace. These inhalers contain ozone-depleting chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), which are propellants that move...

2010-04-08 14:37:29

Surface ozone levels in the south west of the Iberian Peninsula usually exceed the protection threshold established by EU regulations for people and plants in spring and summer, according to data gathered between 2000 and 2005 by four measuring stations in Huelva, one of them next to the Doñana National Park. The limits established to protect human and plant health by the European Directive on ozone are usually exceeded from April onwards, especially during the summer, in...

2010-04-08 10:20:00

WASHINGTON, April 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has successfully completed the first science flight of the Global Hawk unpiloted aircraft system over the Pacific Ocean. The flight was the first of five scheduled for this month's Global Hawk Pacific, or GloPac, mission to study atmospheric science over the Pacific and Arctic oceans. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The Global Hawk is a robotic plane that can fly autonomously to altitudes above 60,000...

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2010-04-08 10:52:01

NASA has successfully completed the first science flight of the Global Hawk unpiloted aircraft system over the Pacific Ocean. The flight was the first of five scheduled for this month's Global Hawk Pacific, or GloPac, mission to study atmospheric science over the Pacific and Arctic oceans. The Global Hawk is a robotic plane that can fly autonomously to altitudes above 60,000 feet -- roughly twice as high as a commercial airliner -- and as far as 11,000 nautical miles, which is half the...

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2010-03-16 13:03:58

NASA scientists analyzing 30 years of satellite data have found that the amount of ultraviolet (UV) radiation reaching Earth's surface has increased markedly over the last three decades. Most of the increase has occurred in the mid-and-high latitudes, and there's been little or no increase in tropical regions. The new analysis shows, for example, that at one line of latitude "” 32.5 degrees "” a line that runs through central Texas in the northern hemisphere and the country of...

2010-03-09 09:19:00

SUNBURY, Pa., March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- A Weis Markets' store in Hanover, Pa., has achieved an environmental milestone worthy of federal recognition. Weis Markets' Carlisle Street store in Hanover is the first supermarket in the state of Pennsylvania to earn a certification award from the GreenChill Advanced Refrigeration Partnership, a voluntary Environmental Protection Agency alliance with food retailers to reduce refrigerant emissions and decrease their impact on the ozone layer and...

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2010-03-03 11:14:50

Chemicals that helped solve a global environmental crisis in the 1990s "” the hole in Earth's protective ozone layer "” may be making another problem "” acid rain "” worse, scientists are reporting. Their study on the chemicals that replaced the ozone-destroying chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) once used in aerosol spray cans, air conditioners, refrigerators, and other products, appears in ACS' Journal of Physical Chemistry A, a weekly publication. Jeffrey Gaffney, Carrie J....

2010-02-22 12:13:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy (Alliance), an industry coalition, today commended the sentencing of a Florida man and a Florida corporation on charges related to smuggling 418,654 kilograms of hydrochlorofluorocarbon-22 (HCFC) refrigerants with a market value of over $3.9 million. James Garrido was sentenced to 30 months imprisonment and Kroy Corporation was sentenced to five years of probation. They must jointly pay $40,000...

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2010-01-26 08:05:00

The hole in the ozone layer is now steadily closing, but its repair could actually increase warming in the southern hemisphere, according to scientists at the University of Leeds. The Antarctic ozone hole was once regarded as one of the biggest environmental threats, but the discovery of a previously undiscovered feedback shows that it has instead helped to shield this region from carbon-induced warming over the past two decades. High-speed winds in the area beneath the hole have led to the...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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