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2014-07-31 23:04:14

Houston-based gas analyst unveils new technology aimed at preventing explosions when transporting crude oil. Houston, TX (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Analytical Systems Int'l. KECO, a Houston-based gas refining, manufacturing and transporting processes analysis firm, recently released the 205 H2S in Crude Oil Analyzer, a process analyzer that will quantify the amount of Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) content in crude oil and other liquids. Safely storing and transporting sour crude oil and...

2014-07-28 13:10:39

USDA In the first broad-scale estimate of air pollution removal by trees nationwide, U.S. Forest Service scientists and collaborators calculated that trees are saving more than 850 human lives a year and preventing 670,000 incidences of acute respiratory symptoms. While trees’ pollution removal equated to an average air quality improvement of less than 1 percent, the impacts of that improvement are substantial. Researchers valued the human health effects of the reduced air pollution...

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2014-07-16 04:40:49

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Ten years ago on July 15, NASA launched the Aura satellite aboard a Delta II 7920-10L rocket into a sun-synchronous, near polar orbit approximately 400 miles above the Earth. Aura, which is Latin for "Breeze," has provided a wealth of data over the past decade, including the cause, concentrations and impact of major air pollutants. Aura's four instruments give scientists a comprehensive view of the Earth's atmosphere by measuring...

Fart Your Way To Better Health?
2014-07-13 05:19:57

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A few years back, Kelly Clarkson, the first winner of television's biggest talent show, American Idol, reminded us of the adage “what doesn't kill you makes you stronger,” in her 2011 hit single 'Stronger'. The unfortunate failure in that logic is that sometimes what you come up against will actually kill you. Today, we learn about researchers from the University of Exeter Medical School who have studied a potentially lethal...

2014-06-17 23:14:34

A Recent C8 Lawsuit Contends C8 Tainted Drinking Water DuPont’s Washington Works Plant in Parkersburg, West Virginia, Tainted Area Water Supply Allegedly Columbus, OH (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 A recent C8 lawsuit was filed on behalf of an Ohio man who developed testicular cancer allegedly from C8 contaminated drinking water, a toxic chemical released from DuPont's Washington Works Plant in Wood County, West Virginia. The C8 lawsuit contends that the 58-year-old Belpre, Ohio, man has...

2014-06-06 23:04:45

For thirteen years, Diamond Vogel’s Health-Kote Interior Zero VOC Latex Enamel has provided long lasting, durable protection without VOCs. When combined with Diamond Vogel’s zero VOC colorant system, Health-Kote offers a true zero VOC solution for your home, school or business. (PRWEB) June 06, 2014 Volatile Organic Compounds, commonly referred to as VOCs, are both human-made and naturally occurring chemical compounds that readily evaporate into the air. Some VOCs harm the environment...

Leaks From Oil And Gas Operations Confirmed By Airborne Measurements
2014-05-08 03:09:24

University of Colorado at Boulder CIRES, NOAA study finds more methane, ozone precursors and benzene than estimated by regulators During two days of intensive airborne measurements, oil and gas operations in Colorado's Front Range leaked nearly three times as much methane, a greenhouse gas, as predicted based on inventory estimates, and seven times as much benzene, a regulated air toxic. Emissions of other chemicals that contribute to summertime ozone pollution were about twice as high...

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2014-05-06 05:07:57

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Rising temperatures in the United States could result in a 70 percent increase in unhealthy summertime ozone levels by the year 2050, according to new research appearing this week in the American Geophysical Union’s Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres. The study, which was funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the US Department of Energy showed that global warming, higher atmospheric methane levels, and...

2014-05-05 23:03:17

Ozone pollution across the continental United States will become far more difficult to keep in check as temperatures rise, according to new research led by NCAR. The detailed study shows that Americans face the risk of a 70 percent increase in unhealthy summertime ozone levels by 2050. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 Ozone pollution across the continental United States will become far more difficult to keep in check as temperatures rise, according to new research led by the National...

2014-05-01 12:24:31

DUBLIN, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/s82fb4/ethyl_tertiary) has announced the addition of the "Ethyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (ETBE): 2014 World Market Outlook and Forecast up to 2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/s82fb4/ethyl_tertiary ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Global Ethyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (ETBE) Market Report 2014:...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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