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2009-12-10 14:09:12

It's no secret that the emissions leaving a car tailpipe or factory smokestack affect climate and air quality.

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2009-11-18 14:17:50

Scientists are reporting evidence that air pollution — a well-recognized problem at major airports — may pose an important but largely overlooked health concern for people living near smaller regional airports.

2009-11-06 13:07:27

Infants who are exposed to higher levels of air pollution are at increased risk for bronchiolitis, according to a new study.

2009-10-15 11:28:19

Tree leaves may be powerful tools for monitoring air quality and planning biking routes and walking paths, suggests a new study by scientists at Western Washington University in Bellingham.

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2009-10-08 10:00:51

A new mobile air research laboratory will help a team of researchers led by a Michigan State University professor better understand the damaging health effects of air pollution and why certain airborne particles - emitted from plants and vehicles - induce disease and illness.

2009-09-30 07:31:38

Plumes of harmful air pollutants can be transported across oceans and continents -- from Asia to the United States and from the United States to Europe -- and have a negative impact on air quality far from their original sources.

2009-08-31 16:56:33

Exposure to carbon monoxide, even at levels well below national limits, is associated with an increased risk of hospitalization for the elderly with heart problems, according to a study published today in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.

2009-08-14 16:33:00

Air Quality Action Days Expected in Portions of Pennsylvania HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection and its regional air quality partnerships have forecast air quality action days for Aug.

2009-08-07 15:50:00

Residents, Businesses Urged to Reduce Air Pollution HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection and its regional air quality partnerships have forecast air quality action days for Sunday, Aug.

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2009-08-04 12:48:40

Beijing is starting to see smog pollute the skies again, a year after staging a mostly pollution-free Olympics.


Word of the Day
inwit
  • Inward knowledge; understanding; conscience.
The word 'inwit' comes from Middle English inwit ("mind, reason, intellect, understanding; soul, spirit; feeling; the collection of inner faculties; one of five inner faculties; one of the outer bodily senses.; inward awareness of right or wrong, conscience"), from Old English *inwitt, inġewitnes ("consciousness, conscience, knowledge, knowing"), equivalent to in- +‎ wit. (Wiktionary)
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