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2014-01-29 04:20:15

TOKYO, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Japan Sewage Works Association (JSWA) announced that it will begin accepting exhibitor applications for the Sewage Works Exhibition '14 Osaka, which it will host at Intex Osaka starting Tuesday, July 22. The theme of the sewage and water-treatment sector trade fair's 27th iteration, which runs through Friday, July 25, 2014, is "Made in Japan! Essentials for Sanitary Lifestyles." Sewage Works Exhibition '14 Osaka will feature the latest...

2014-01-23 08:20:13

LONDON, January 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The implementation of Euro VI standards for medium and heavy-duty commercial vehicles in 2013 prompted truck manufacturers to include the most advanced emissions control package yet seen in Europe: Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) aftertreatment and wall flow diesel particulate filters for all vehicle models, combined with Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) for some but not others - notably Iveco. The first SCR trucks were delivered in...

2014-01-22 23:03:19

As mounting evidence shows the harmful effects of pollution in air and water, the In View series with Larry King will inform viewers about programs and policies that aim to make air and water cleaner and healthier. Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) January 22, 2014 Newly released research shows a correlation between air pollution and higher rates of heart attacks and other health problems. The issue of air pollution as a health risk has become more prominent recently as concerns grow about the...

2014-01-22 16:22:30

DUBLIN, January 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/pktb6v/gcc_industrial) has announced the addition of the "GCC Industrial Water and Wastewater Treatment Chemicals Market - Key Products and Initiatives Driving Growth in the Region" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/pktb6v/gcc_industrial ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) This study investigates...

2014-01-22 12:21:22

TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WRScompass, a leading provider of environmental remediation, civil construction and, technical services today announced the opening of its new regional office in Houston, Texas to meet the increasing demand of its long standing clients in the oil & gas, petrochemical and energy industries as well as Federal and State Agencies. This new office comes only 5 years after the Company opened its Austin, Texas office and marks the continued...

2014-01-22 12:17:12

Association persists at levels of exposure below current European limits Long term exposure to particulate matter in outdoor air is strongly linked to heart attacks and angina, and this association persists at levels of exposure below the current European limits, suggests research conducted at the Department of Epidemiology in Rome, Italy and published on bmj.com today. The results support lowering of the EU limits for particulate matter air pollution. Ambient particulate matter air...

2014-01-22 08:23:25

SPRINGFIELD, Va., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Versar, Inc. (NYSE MKT: VSR) announced today that it has been awarded a contract with Frederick County, Maryland, to support the County's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit compliance. With a capacity of $2.25 million over three years, this award will allow Versar to continue to provide a wide range of stormwater and watershed services to Frederick County....

2014-01-21 20:20:44

DUBLIN, January 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/98n8cm/analysis_of_the) has announced the addition of the "Analysis of the Water and Wastewater Treatment Equipment Market in Saudi Arabia" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/98n8cm/analysis_of_the ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The water and wastewater treatment equipment market in Saudi...

2014-01-21 12:23:44

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today announced the investment of $60.1 million in 13 non-point source, drinking water and wastewater projects across 12 counties through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST). "We continue our commitment to a cleaner environment and a brighter economic future through the actions taken today by the PENNVEST Board of Directors," Governor Corbett said. "We are investing millions...

2014-01-21 10:23:07

Study finds blowback causes extra day per year of ozone smog in LA Chinese air pollution blowing across the Pacific Ocean is often caused by the manufacturing of goods for export to the U.S. and Europe, according to findings by UC Irvine and other researchers published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study is the first to quantify how much pollution reaching the American West Coast is from the production in China of cellphones, televisions and other...


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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