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2010-07-06 13:43:00

Statement of Charles D. Connor, President and CEO WASHINGTON, July 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The cleanup of power plants is long overdue. Power plant pollution causes tens of thousands of premature deaths each year.

2010-07-02 19:11:57

A new academic study led by UCLA scientists has found that even brief exposure to ultrafine pollution particles near a Los Angeles freeway is potent enough to boost the allergic inflammation that exacerbates asthma.

2010-06-22 06:00:00

GUELPH, ON, June 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - BIOREM Inc. ("Biorem" or "the Company") (TSX-V: BRM) today announced that it has received an order for its advanced biological-based volatile organic compounds (VOC) abatement system, totaling just over $500,000.

2010-06-18 15:35:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection and its regional air quality partnerships have forecast an air quality action day for Saturday, June 19, in the Liberty/Clairton, Susquehanna Valley, Lehigh Valley/Berks and Philadelphia regions. The air quality forecast predicts Saturday will be code ORANGE for particulate matter in the Liberty-Clairton region, and code ORANGE for ozone in the Susquehanna Valley, Lehigh Valley/Berks and...

2010-06-16 13:14:24

Australian scientists have developed a groundbreaking treatment to clean up the highly toxic and persistent foam chemicals used worldwide to fight thousands of fires.

2010-06-03 16:19:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection and its regional air quality partnerships have forecast an air quality action day for Friday, June 4, in the Berks/Lehigh Valley, Susquehanna Valley and Philadelphia regions.

2010-04-29 06:45:00

More than half of all the people living in the United States currently live in areas where pollution can make the air dangerous to inhale.

2010-04-28 07:17:00

SIOUX FALLS, S.D., April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association's annual State of the Air Report released today gives South Dakota fairly good grades for outdoor air quality.

2010-04-21 08:56:05

A new study identifies cattle feed as a possible culprit in the long-standing mystery of why California’s San Joaquin Valley — a moderately-populated agricultural region — has higher levels of ozone (one of the main ingredients in smog) than many densely-populated cities.

2010-04-16 10:05:00

Mobil Oil Guam and Mobil Oil Mariana Islands agree to pay fine for air pollution violations WASHINGTON, April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two subsidiaries of Exxon Mobil Corporation - Mobil Oil Guam Inc. and Mobil Oil Mariana Islands Inc.

Word of the Day
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.