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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. The report highlights the wide range of uncontrolled pollutants from these plants including: toxic metals and metal-like substances such as arsenic and lead; mercury; dioxins;...

2011-02-08 08:39:00

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J., Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Coates International, Ltd. (OTC Bulletin Board: COTE) - Coates International, Ltd. is known for its innovative green technology. It is a fact that all Coates technology, designs, and products are based on green technology. Our company's fundamental mission is to reduce the consumption of fossil fuels, the utilization of alternative fuels such as flare off gas, and lower the production of harmful emissions that are released into our...

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2011-02-07 09:05:00

Illicit drugs, pharmaceuticals, pesticides, highway chemicals and other substances have polluted the large aquifer beneath the "Riviera Maya" in Mexico, researchers reported in Sunday's edition of the journal Environmental Pollution. Water-filled caves resting below the popular tourist destination in the Yucatan Peninsula have been contaminated, and the polluted water flows through those caverns and into the Caribbean Sea, according to a press release from United Nation's University (UNU)....

2011-01-31 09:15:00

No Emission Levels Found that would constitute a Concern to the Health of Residents HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection today released a report on a four-week air quality study conducted near Marcellus Shale natural gas operations in Susquehanna and Sullivan counties. "This short-term study of the air emissions at surveyed sites shows no emission levels that would constitute a concern to the health of residents living near...

2011-01-25 13:11:22

Certain types of pollution monitoring may soon become considerably easier. A group of researchers centered at Kyoto University has shown in a recent Nature Communications paper that a newly-formulated entangled framework of porous crystals (porous coordination polymers, or PCPs) can not only capture a variety of common air pollutants, but that the mixtures then glow in specific, easily-detected colors. Lead author for the paper was Dr. Yohei Takashima. Until now, chemical sensors have...

2010-12-14 11:16:00

PINEDALE, Wyo., Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning this week, the Sublette Board of County Commissioners will distribute an air quality guide via mail to all residents in Sublette County. The guide defines air quality and pollution sources, explains federal and state regulation of air quality, and outlines what's being done in Sublette County to monitor air quality and reduce emissions. "This guide defines the issues, regulations and efforts behind air quality management in Sublette...

2010-11-01 15:20:00

Agency Continues to Monitor Air Quality in Other PA Regions HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Environmental Protection today released a report on a five-week air quality study conducted near Marcellus Shale natural gas operations in southwestern Pennsylvania's Greene and Washington counties. "This short-term study only provides a snapshot of the air contaminants we found at surveyed sites, but the data shows no emission levels that would constitute a...

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2010-05-18 11:25:00

A team of researchers from IMDEA, the Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies, and the University of Almeria has confirmed the presence of 88 pollutants in river waters in the region of Madrid. These compounds, most of which are household personal care products and pharmaceuticals, are to a great extent eliminated at wastewater treatment plants, but the fraction that remains is detected in the river waters. The rivers in the region of Madrid contain at least 88 contaminants, according to a...

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2010-04-21 17:05:00

The greenhouse gas delivered by Iceland's erupting volcano does not compare to that spewed by Europe's grounded aircraft. According to Durham University, carbon dioxide emissions totaled 150,000 tons daily during the early period of the eruption. That compares with 510,000 tons per day emitted from normal European air travel. However, experts say it was hard to draw conclusions about the overall pollution impact because more cars and buses were on the roads to help stranded travelers, and...

2010-04-13 16:35:00

Warren Kindzierski, University of Alberta researcher in the School of Public Health, says people living in the communities of Fort McMurray, Fort Mckay and Fort Chipewyan should feel confident that the air they are breathing is safe. Kindzierski's research has found that, despite ongoing development, it's apparent that there is little or no pattern to the changes in concentrations of various air pollutants across the oil sands region over the past 10 years. This study came about when...


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2009-07-06 17:01:44

Arctic haze is a phenomenon that occurs in the atmosphere at high latitudes in the Arctic due to air pollution. What distinguishes Arctic haze from haze found elsewhere, is the ability of its chemical ingredients to endure in the atmosphere for a longer period of time compared to other pollutants. Due to limited snowfall, rain, or turbulent air to displace pollutants from the polar air in the spring, Arctic haze can continue for more than a month in the northern atmosphere. Arctic haze was...

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