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2011-07-11 10:23:00

ALBANY, N.Y., July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) announced that Monday, July 11 is an Air Quality Action Day, a day when air quality will be unhealthy, especially for sensitive individuals, such as children, seniors and people with asthma and other respiratory ailments, due to forecasted high levels of ground-level ozone pollution. The alert is issued for parts of the New York downstate metropolitan region (the five boroughs, Long Island...

2011-07-07 09:08:00

ALBANY, N.Y., July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) announced that Thursday, July 7 is an Air Quality Action Day, a day when air quality will be unhealthy, especially for sensitive individuals, such as children, seniors and people with asthma and other respiratory ailments, due to forecasted high levels of ground-level ozone pollution. The alert is issued for parts of the New York downstate metropolitan region (the five boroughs, Long Island...

2011-07-05 23:09:06

Long-term exposure to air pollution can lead to physical changes in the brain, as well as learning and memory problems and even depression, new research in mice suggests. While other studies have shown the damaging effects of polluted air on the heart and lungs, this is one of the first long-term studies to show the negative impact on the brain, said Laura Fonken, lead author of the study and a doctoral student in neuroscience at Ohio State University. "The results suggest prolonged exposure...

2011-07-05 15:15:00

ALBANY, N.Y., July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) announced that tomorrow, July 6 will be an Air Quality Action Day, a day when air quality will be unhealthy, especially for sensitive individuals, such as children, seniors and people with asthma and other respiratory ailments, due to forecasted high levels of ground-level ozone pollution. The alert is issued for parts of the New York downstate metropolitan region (the five boroughs, Long...

2011-07-01 15:55:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The PA Department of Environmental Protection and its regional air quality partnerships have forecast air quality action days for this weekend in four of Pennsylvania's forecasting regions. On air quality action days, young children, the elderly and those with respiratory problems, such as asthma, emphysema and bronchitis, are especially vulnerable to the effects of air pollution and should limit outdoor activities. The air...

2011-06-08 14:41:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection and its regional air quality partnerships have forecast an air quality action day for Thursday, June 9, in three of Pennsylvania's forecasting regions. On air quality action days, young children, the elderly and those with respiratory problems, such as asthma, emphysema and bronchitis, are especially vulnerable to the effects of air pollution and should limit outdoor activities. The air...

2011-06-08 13:52:00

ALBANY, N.Y., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) announced that tomorrow, June 9 will be an Air Quality Action Day, a day when air quality will be unhealthy, especially for sensitive individuals, such as children, seniors and people with asthma and other respiratory ailments, due to forecasted high levels of ground-level ozone pollution. The alert is issued for parts of the New York downstate metropolitan region (the five boroughs, Long...

2011-06-07 15:50:00

ALBANY, N.Y., June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) announced that tomorrow, June 8 will be an Air Quality Action Day, a day when air quality will be unhealthy, especially for sensitive individuals, such as children, seniors and people with asthma and other respiratory ailments, due to forecasted high levels of ground-level ozone pollution. The alert is issued for parts of the New York downstate metropolitan region (the five boroughs, Long...

2011-06-07 10:36:00

ALBANY, N.Y., June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) announced that Tuesday, June 7 is an Air Quality Action Day, a day when air quality will be unhealthy, especially for sensitive individuals, such as children, seniors and people with asthma and other respiratory ailments, due to forecasted high levels of ground-level ozone pollution. The alert is issued for parts of the New York downstate metropolitan region (the five boroughs, Long Island...

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2011-04-19 10:00:00

The harmful effects of ozone that exist at low levels in the earth's atmosphere can be reduced when charging is done at night for electric vehicles, a new study has found. In the stratosphere, ozone becomes a protective layer of film that filters out ultraviolet rays that can cause skin cancer and DNA mutations in plants, reports AFP. However, ozone that is formed from the reaction between hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxide with sunlight can irritate the airways of people with cardiac or...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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