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Summer contest aims to raise awareness about air quality in the region Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) August 14, 2012 A summer contest offers residents of Pennsylvania
Sulfur dioxide emissions from shipping have sharply decreased in EU ports thanks to an EU policy which limits sulfur content in fuels for ships at berth or at anchor in ports.
Atmospheric model calculates changes in air quality over the coming decades
Home Air Check announces that its do-it-yourself home air quality test identifies air pollutants that are of concern to pregnant women.
Establishing a more stringent ozone standard in the U.S. would significantly reduce ozone-related premature mortality and morbidity.
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...
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...
Haze is a type of atmospheric phenomenon where dust, smoke and dry particles in the air obscure the sky's clarity. Haze is created through various activities including farming, traffic pollution,and even wildfires. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) categorizes the obscuration of the Earth's atmosphere by a list of different types of atmospheric phenomena. One of these is haze. The other classifications are: fog, ice fog, steam fog, mist, smoke, volcanic ash, dust, sand, and snow....
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