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2015-04-27 16:25:21

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 27, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania will join states across the nation this week in recognizing April 27 through May 1 as Air Quality Awareness Week. "As

2015-04-24 23:03:00

Prism Analytical Technologies, Inc is excited to introduce Office Air Check – an advanced, accurate test that offers clients detailed information about unwanted chemicals that may be lurking

2015-04-24 23:01:21

Zeiter's Septics is offering a multi customer discount program in May 2015 for significant septic tank cleaning savings.

2015-04-22 23:04:54

SWS Environmental Services is excited to once again be a part of Texas’ premier environmental education forum - the 2015 annual conference at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas.

2015-04-22 16:24:09

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Wolf today announced the investment of $130.7 million for twelve non-point source, drinking water and wastewater projects across

2015-04-22 08:22:55

SHANGHAI, April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Air2Nitrous (A2N), a breakthrough engine technology that lowers critical emissions in engines while both saving fuel and increasing engine torque, is

2015-04-21 23:04:31

SWS Environmental Services is excited to once again be a part of Texas’ premier environmental education forum - the 2015 annual conference at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas.

2015-04-17 08:22:23

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., April 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Abtech Holdings, Inc. (OTC QB: ABHD) ("AbTech" or the "Company") is a full-service environmental technologies and engineering firm


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Acid Rain
2013-04-01 10:21:17

Acid rain is any form of precipitation that is unusually acidic, meaning that is possesses high levels of hydrogen ions. It can have harmful effects on aquatic animals, plants, and infrastructure. Acid rain is caused by emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide, which react with the water molecules within the atmosphere to produce acids. Nitrogen oxides can be produced naturally by lightening strikes. Sulfur dioxide can be produced naturally by volcanic eruptions. The chemicals that are...

Water Pollution
2013-03-25 12:43:15

Water pollution is the contamination of bodies of water including rivers, oceans, lakes, aquifers and groundwater. Water pollution is when pollutants are discharged directly or indirectly into a body of water without adequate treatment to remove harmful compounds. Water pollution affects the plants and organisms that reside in these bodies of water. In almost all of the cases the effect is damaging not only to individual species and populations, but to the natural biological communities as...

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2009-07-07 19:47:08

Today's soil contamination is a direct result of man-made chemicals or other changes in nature's soil environment. This contamination most commonly occurs from underground storage tanks bursting, use of pesticides, discarding oil and fuel illegally, leakage of dirty surface water, draining of wastes from landfalls and knowingly dumping industrial wastes into the soil. The most widespread chemicals found are petroleum hydrocarbons, solvents, common pesticides, lead and additional heavy metals....

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2009-07-06 17:01:44

Arctic haze is a phenomenon that occurs in the atmosphere at high latitudes in the Arctic due to air pollution. What distinguishes Arctic haze from haze found elsewhere, is the ability of its chemical ingredients to endure in the atmosphere for a longer period of time compared to other pollutants. Due to limited snowfall, rain, or turbulent air to displace pollutants from the polar air in the spring, Arctic haze can continue for more than a month in the northern atmosphere. Arctic haze was...

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dipsas
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.