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2011-05-27 08:05:00

Harvard University researchers have quantified the damage caused by pollution produced by idling vehicles on the road, concluding that the United States’ 83 largest urban areas had more than 2,200 premature deaths last year.

2011-04-28 10:29:19

The American Lung Association (ALA) released a report on Wednesday that lists the 25 smoggiest cities in the US, and although improvements in the quality of air have been seen, at least half of the residents remain living under unhealthy air pollution.

2011-04-27 07:31:00

FARGO, N.D., April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After two consecutive years as the 'cleanest city in America' by the American Lung Association's annual "State of the Air Report" on air pollution, Fargo lost its title this year to Honolulu, Hawaii and Santa Fe, New Mexico.

2011-04-27 07:31:00

SAINT PAUL, Minn., April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Minnesota's annual report card on air quality is in, and the grades are not good, says the American Lung Association in Minnesota.

2011-04-17 00:00:36

The US EPA has ruled that Partial Flow Dilution (PFD) technology, as demonstrated in conclusive testing with Sierra Instrument’s BG®3, is now legally recognized as an alternative to traditional Constant Volume Sampling (CVS).

2011-04-11 22:24:48

Recent radical changes in air quality regulations in Delhi, India, have had a substantial positive effect on the health of city residents.

2011-04-07 14:28:45

If mice commuted, their brains might find it progressively harder to navigate the maze of Los Angeles freeways.

2011-03-24 21:02:00

UBC chemists have developed a new model to predict the optical properties of non-conducting ultra-fine particles.

2011-03-08 04:30:00

WASHINGTON, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association today released Toxic Air: The Case for Cleaning Up Coal-fired Power Plants, a new report that documents the range of hazardous air pollutants emitted from power plants and the urgent need to clean them up to protect public health.

2011-03-01 12:18:00

PLYMOUTH, Mich., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AVL announced today its Smart Sampler particulate matter (PM) partial flow sampling system meets the most recent U.S.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.