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2010-02-12 07:46:41

A research team led by biogeochemists at the University of California, Riverside has developed a detailed and dynamic three-dimensional model of Earth's early ocean chemistry that can significantly advance our understanding of how early animal life evolved on the planet.

2010-02-01 12:34:00

Stronger Standards will Help Reduce Asthma Attacks, Hospitalizations and premature deaths SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb.

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2009-12-22 10:30:00

The air in some school classrooms may contain higher levels of extremely small particles of pollutants — easily inhaled deep into the lungs — than polluted outdoor air.

2009-11-06 13:07:27

Infants who are exposed to higher levels of air pollution are at increased risk for bronchiolitis, according to a new study.

2009-10-19 15:04:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- A federal jury has unanimously held ExxonMobil liable for contaminating New York City's drinking water supply with the gasoline additive MTBE (methyl tertiary butyl ether).

2009-10-05 10:28:57

Fine particle emissions have been the subject of heated debate for years. People who live near industrial plants see the smoke being discharged into the atmosphere and wonder how harmful it is. But visible emissions are not always the most harmful. The highest risk is posed by fine dust particles which can easily penetrate the human organism. These ultra-fine particles are difficult to measure, however, because they are less than 100 nanometers in diameter.

2009-09-16 14:07:00

Agency's action to reexamine flawed standard adopted by Bush administration WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental Defense Fund applauded the U.S.

2009-09-15 06:00:00

GUELPH, ON, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - BIOREM Inc. ("Biorem" or "the Company") (TSX-V: BRM) announced today that it has been awarded an advanced biofiltration project valued at $3.4 million.

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2009-09-08 09:10:35

Common plants could prove cost-effective alternatives for reducing ozone in offices, homes.

2009-09-07 18:19:57

Popular houseplants, known for reducing volatile organic compounds, also release them into the air, U.S.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.