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2011-06-30 18:21:45

Ground-level ozone is an air pollutant that harms humans and plants. Both climate and weather play a major role in ozone damage to plants. Researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have now shown that climate change has the potential to significantly increase the risk of ozone damage to plants in northern and central Europe by the end of this century. "The increased risk of ozone damage to vegetation is mainly due to rising ozone concentrations and higher temperatures in the...

2009-03-12 22:25:18

A U.S. study suggests people who live in areas with elevated ground ozone levels have a 30 percent greater risk of death due to respiratory problems. The research, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, said the issue is not just the effects of high-ozone days but the effects of long-term cumulative exposure, New York University Langone Medical Center said Thursday in a release. Lead author Michael Jerrett of the University of California, Berkeley, said background levels of ozone...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.