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2014-06-28 13:20:53

Chlorinated chemicals perform a host of societally useful functions, but they also have a dark side.

NASA Images Highlight US Air Quality Improvement
2014-06-27 03:22:56

Anyone living in a major US city for the past decade may have noticed a change in the air.

2014-06-26 23:06:53

The bill involves issues surrounding groundwater contamination statutes, which may impact two groundwater lawsuits over Camp Lejeune and CTS Corporation. Port

2014-06-26 08:22:31

DUBLIN, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/vcwqwr/air_quality)

2014-06-25 23:02:05

Alliance Formed for the Commercialization of BioJet Technology to Solve the Challenges of Environmental Remediation in Low-Permeability Contaminated Soils Hanover,

2014-06-21 23:01:17

Changing regulations make it mandatory for the industrial players to install and upgrade the flue gas treatment systems in their plants.

2014-06-20 23:02:08

The demand for waste management services such as solids control, containment & handling, and treatment & disposal are on a rise.

2014-06-19 12:23:20

LONDON, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:

2014-06-19 12:23:17

PORTLAND, Ore., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Water issues now dominate the discussion in America's older cities where wastewater and stormwater infrastructure built a century ago are now in

2014-06-17 23:16:16

One of the biggest environmental issues in Canada is that of large volumes of junk that end up in landfill sites.


Latest Pollution Reference Libraries

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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  • To play, gamble.
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The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.
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