Latest Pollutant Stories

2009-10-14 15:28:16

Researchers have reported that the melting Alpine glaciers are letting off harmful pollutants once captured by the ice, which could result in a "dire environmental impact" for the region.

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.

2009-09-30 01:01:14

Pollutant plumes observed in the United States can be attributed unambiguously to Asian sources based on meteorological and chemical analyses, researchers say. Charles Kolb -- president of Aerodyne Research Inc.

2009-08-18 11:05:00

A scientific trend to view the world's biggest cities as analogous to living, breathing organisms is fostering a deep new understanding of how poor air quality in megacities can harm residents,

2009-07-31 16:17:00

Settlement Results in Hazardous Air Pollutant Reductions Benefiting Human Health and the Environment, along with the Payment of a $3.1 Million Penalty WASHINGTON, July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The former and current owners and operators of a chemical facility in Addyston, Ohio, LANXESS Corp.

2009-05-29 07:30:00

PORTLAND, Ore., May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The country is facing several significant problems including an increased need for energy efficiency, a way to cost effectively decrease the production of Greenhouse Gases and dealing with industrial air pollutants. Bio-Reaction Industries, LLC (BRI) addresses all those issues with its advanced biofiltration systems.

2009-05-28 13:50:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger today said air quality sampling by the state Department of Environmental Protection at schools in Berks and Lancaster counties did not detect unsafe levels of air pollutants and metals, contrary to a prediction reported by USA Today in December 2008. DEP today released the results of extensive air quality monitoring at Reading-Muhlenberg Career & Technology Center (CTC) in Berks...

2009-05-22 05:50:00

According to Lisa Jackson, administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency, the government will reverse a Bush administration policy and increase the role of scientists in creating air standards for pollutants.

2009-03-23 08:45:23

We are used to thinking of heart disease as a product of genetic factors or lifestyle choices, such as what we eat and how much we exercise. There is another road to heart disease: breathing.

2009-02-19 19:14:00

Broken System Allowing a Few Legislators to Hold Up Budget Must Be Fixed SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb.

Latest Pollutant Reference Libraries

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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Word of the Day
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).