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2011-01-29 08:45:00

Scientists have developed electronic "noses" in order to help assist in search and rescue. Professor Paul Thomas is head of the research group at Loughborough University's Center for Analytical Science, which have designed the device to be placed in the environment of a collapsed building. The device contains a sensitive microphone, an infra-red detector, and a sophisticated chemical "nose" in the form of an ion mobility spectrometer. It contains various sensors that will collect and combine...

2011-01-27 00:02:58

C6 Technology is an innovative process that protects your clothing even in the most inconvenient of circumstances. Beaverton, OR (Vocus/PRWEB) January 26, 2011 Skankeywear®-Beaverton, Oregon. C6 Technology® is an innovative technology that can be applied to any fabric before or after production. Being able to apply this treatment to a finished product opens new doors and capabilities for the fabric product that is treated. Now embroideries, screen printed products, seams and...

2011-01-21 00:00:50

Homebuilder, Shaddock Homes, focuses on eco-friendly paints that are less harmful for their workers and communities. Dallas, TX (Vocus/PRWEB) January 20, 2011 Shaddock Homes, a luxury homebuilder, is excited to announce their next step in health-conscious, eco-friendly construction. Shaddock Homes recognizes the dangers of toxic VOCs (volatile organic compounds), and has taken the necessary steps to protect its painters from the harmful vapors associated with these types of paints. "We are...

2011-01-11 14:43:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Years of steady progress toward cleaner air have paid off for Pennsylvania, Department of Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger said today. Philadelphia and surrounding counties have reached air quality levels for the 8-hour health-based ozone standard established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1997. Today, every area in the state has achieved air quality attainment of the 1997 standard, compared to the 37...

2011-01-09 00:44:00

The sources of chemical hazards may surprise you. Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) January 7, 2011 This is the time of year many Americans make a resolution to live healthier. One way we can have a healthier home is to reduce the number of chemicals in the products we use every day. A recent study at the University of Washington in Seattle found that popular consumer goods emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs), including several chemicals that are known to be toxic to humans. The surprising...

2011-01-04 14:16:00

A special edition of the American Chemical Society journal, Environmental Science & Technology (ES&T), one of the world's premier environmental journals, is available now for a limited time online without charge. The special edition will be accessible free during 2011, when the world celebrates the International Year of Chemistry. Entitled "Environmental Policy: Past, Present, and Future," the special issue of ES&T recognizes closure of a "green" decade in which people became more...

2010-12-07 10:41:00

Berks County Firm Receives $235,000 Clean Diesel Grant to Replace Four Coaches KUTZTOWN, Pa., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger and Steven G. Haddad, president of Carl R. Bieber, Inc., of Kutztown, announced today that a $235,000 state grant will help the commercial bus line operator replace four old, inefficient motor coaches with newer models that can run on homegrown fuels and will emit less pollution. Hanger said the company's...

2010-12-01 13:11:14

It is known that fine particle air pollution is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease; a study by Sara Adar, and colleagues (University of Washington/University of Michigan), published in this week's PLoS Medicine, takes this association further by showing that older people living in areas with long-term air pollution, or even exposed to short term pollution, are more likely to have narrowing of their retinal arterioles "” microvascular changes associated with an...

2010-11-08 19:30:11

University of Toronto scientists have found that chemicals used to line junk food wrappers and microwave popcorn bags are migrating into food and being ingested by people where they are contributing to chemical contamination observed in blood. Perfluorinated carboxylic acids or PFCAs are the breakdown products of chemicals used to make non-stick and water- and stain-repellant products ranging from kitchen pans to clothing to food packaging.  PFCAs, the best known of which is...

2010-10-28 00:00:00

American Clay Enterprises, Inc. has created a game-changer in cost and durability for commercial interior wall finishes. Our new PlasterPlusâ“ž¢ binder is added to the American Clay earthen plasters, resulting in a hard, yet repairable, No-VOC finish for the cost of a high quality, Zero-VOC paint job. PlasterPlusâ“ž¢ is sold dry in 27 lb. lots through select commercial distributors, and is intended for commercial projects"”such...


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  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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