Latest Pollutant Stories

2009-02-18 08:43:44

Is the air we breathe on a daily basis slowly killing us? It may not be that severe, but the air we breathe and water we drink may be more harmful than we realize.

2008-12-30 14:27:38

Pennsylvania will begin enforcing a federal clean-air rule to cut emissions of smog-forming pollutants generated by power plants, officials said. The enforcement, set to begin Thursday, follows a federal appeals court's reversal of its July 11 ruling that struck down a key portion of President George W.

2008-12-01 16:25:00

Tributyltin, a ubiquitous pollutant that has a potent effect on gene activity, could be promoting obesity, according to an article in the December issue of BioScience.

2008-08-15 00:00:37

Air pollution has both short- and long-term toxic effects that injure the heart and blood vessels, increasing rates of cardiac illness, U.S. researchers say. Dr. Robert A.

2008-08-14 03:00:39

By Anonymous New evidence that chemical contaminants are finding their way into the deep-sea food web has been found in deep-sea squids and octopods, including the vampire squid. These species are food for many deep-diving toothed whales and other predators.

2008-08-04 15:00:42

TOKYO _ The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency is considering building and launching a geostationary satellite to observe, around the clock, air pollution coming to Japan from China and other East Asian countries, The Yomiuri Shimbun learned Monday.

2008-07-27 12:00:39

By Patrick Kane, The Progress-Index, Petersburg, Va. Jul. 27--HOPEWELL -- Although the land is paid for, nobody's opening an ethanol plant on Main Street just yet.

2008-06-24 02:29:45

WASHINGTON, June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The pharmaceutical company Pfizer Inc.

2008-02-26 10:00:00

A research team of the University of Granada has produced a monolithic carbon aerogel which absorbs benzene, toluene or xylene. These are organic solvents widely used in the hydrocarbon industry and generated by road traffic in cities.

2007-05-18 06:00:45

By Shendell, Derek G; Pike-Paris, Ann Children's environmental health is a growing, interdisciplinary field of diverse professionals and community members working together in policy advocacy, research, health, and environmental interventions and treatment services.

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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