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2014-07-16 04:40:49

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Ten years ago on July 15, NASA launched the Aura satellite aboard a Delta II 7920-10L rocket into a sun-synchronous, near polar orbit approximately 400 miles above the Earth. Aura, which is Latin for "Breeze," has provided a wealth of data over the past decade, including the cause, concentrations and impact of major air pollutants. Aura's four instruments give scientists a comprehensive view of the Earth's atmosphere by measuring...

2014-07-10 23:01:23

The “SAE International 2014 Light Duty Emissions Control Symposium” will be held this December 9-10, due to the recent announcement of the EPA Tier 3 regulations that will take effect in 2017. Detroit (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 The “SAE International 2014 Light Duty Emissions Control Symposium” will be held this December 9-10, due to the recent announcement of the EPA Tier 3 regulations that will take effect in 2017. The event, which will be located in Troy, Michigan, USA, will serve...

Wildfires Found To Release A Previously Unidentified Type Of Soot
2014-07-08 06:37:19

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe online Globally, wildfires are responsible for creating veritable ecological wastelands across millions of hectares of land each year. As the effects of climate change have become ever more pronounced over the previous years, we have seen both the number and severity of wildfires increase drastically. As reported on redOrbit last year, the increasing number of wildfires has been sending both carbon monoxide and other toxins streaming into...

2014-07-07 23:05:42

The new BR 35/12 compact scrubber drier from Kärcher has been nominated for the 2014 ISSA Innovation Award Program. Camas, WA (PRWEB) July 07, 2014 The new BR 35/12 compact scrubber drier from Kärcher has been nominated for the 2014 ISSA Innovation Award Program. The unique BR 35/12 C Bp floor scrubber features a new steering concept (KART – Kärcher Advanced Response Technology). KART provides outstanding maneuverability, as the steering wheel directly controls the...

2014-07-07 16:21:17

Selection of Provectus Environmental Products, Inc. Sets a Higher Standard in Applied Soil and Groundwater Remediation. Provides Environmental Consulting and Engineering Professionals with Advanced Chemistries for Thousands of Contaminated Locations Worldwide PHILADELPHIA and CHICAGO, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Innovative Environmental Technologies, Inc. (IET), an established leader in the optimization and maximization of commercially available remedial products, announced today that it has...

2014-07-03 16:21:06

DUBLIN, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/46scsd/industrial_flue) has announced the addition of the "2014 Report on the International Industrial Flue Gas Treatment Systems & Services (Power Generation, Cement, Iron & Steel, Chemical & Others) Market - Forecasts to 2019" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Industrial flue gas treatment systems and services market to be driven by...

Lemur's Reproduction Cycle Altered By Light Pollution
2014-07-03 03:31:00

Society for Experimental Biology Besides obscuring the stars, light pollution can also disrupt the reproduction of light-sensitive animals. French scientists have shown that light pollution can override the natural reproductive cycle of some animals, making them sexually active out of season. "The natural light/dark cycle allows living organisms to time a variety of behavioural and physiological rhythms, including migration, accumulation of reserves, dormancy and reproduction,"...

2014-06-28 13:20:53

Arizona State University Chlorinated chemicals perform a host of societally useful functions, but they also have a dark side. Once their use life has ended, such agents often become environmental contaminants, sometimes resistant to bioremediation. In a series of new studies, Anca Delgado, a researcher at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute, examines unique groups of microorganisms, capable of converting hazardous chlorinated chemicals like trichloroetheene (or TCE) into...

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

Kathryn Hansen, NASA Anyone living in a major US city for the past decade may have noticed a change in the air. The change is apparent in new NASA satellite images unveiled this week that demonstrate the reduction of air pollution across the country. After ten years in orbit, the Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) on NASA's Aura satellite has been in orbit sufficiently long to show that people in major US cities are breathing less nitrogen dioxide – a yellow-brown gas that can cause...

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 Washington, New York (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by toxic substances is commenting on Senate Bill 574, which was just signed into law by North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory. The law may revitalize two key water contamination lawsuits in federal...


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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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.