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2011-06-08 13:52:00

ALBANY, N.Y., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) announced that tomorrow, June 9 will be an Air Quality Action Day, a day when air quality will be unhealthy, especially for sensitive individuals, such as children, seniors and people with asthma and other respiratory ailments, due to forecasted high levels of ground-level ozone pollution. The alert is issued for parts of the New York downstate metropolitan region (the five boroughs, Long...

2011-06-07 15:50:00

ALBANY, N.Y., June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) announced that tomorrow, June 8 will be an Air Quality Action Day, a day when air quality will be unhealthy, especially for sensitive individuals, such as children, seniors and people with asthma and other respiratory ailments, due to forecasted high levels of ground-level ozone pollution. The alert is issued for parts of the New York downstate metropolitan region (the five boroughs, Long...

2011-06-07 15:46:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The PA Department of Environmental Protection and its regional air quality partnerships have forecast an air quality action day for Wednesday, June 8, in Pennsylvania's five forecasting regions. On air quality action days, young children, the elderly and those with respiratory problems, such as asthma, emphysema and bronchitis, are especially vulnerable to the effects of air pollution and should limit outdoor activities. The air...

2011-06-07 10:36:00

ALBANY, N.Y., June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) announced that Tuesday, June 7 is an Air Quality Action Day, a day when air quality will be unhealthy, especially for sensitive individuals, such as children, seniors and people with asthma and other respiratory ailments, due to forecasted high levels of ground-level ozone pollution. The alert is issued for parts of the New York downstate metropolitan region (the five boroughs, Long Island...

2011-06-06 15:57:00

Residents, Businesses Encouraged to Reduce Air Pollution HARRISBURG, Pa., June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection and its regional air quality partnerships have forecast an air quality action day for Tuesday, June 7, in the Pittsburgh region. The air quality forecast predicts Tuesday will be code ORANGE for ozone in Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Washington and Westmoreland counties. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's...

2011-05-11 06:34:00

LOS ANGELES, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study from the American Lung Association in California pinpoints the benefits in lives and dollars saved by adopting tough vehicle emission and technology standards, which the California Air Resources Board is now drafting, working closely with the feds to set a stringent national standard. According to the new report, The Road to Clean Air, California could avoid at least $7.2 billion per year in health and other societal costs and reduce...

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2011-04-28 10:29:19

The American Lung Association (ALA) released a report on Wednesday that lists the 25 smoggiest cities in the US, and although improvements in the quality of air have been seen, at least half of the residents remain living under unhealthy air pollution, Reuters reports. The report, titled "State of the Air 2011", credits the Clean Air Act for spearheading most of the improvements in air quality. "The progress the nation has made cleaning up coal-fired power plants, diesel emissions and other...

2011-04-27 07:31:00

FARGO, N.D., April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After two consecutive years as the 'cleanest city in America' by the American Lung Association's annual "State of the Air Report" on air pollution, Fargo lost its title this year to Honolulu, Hawaii and Santa Fe, New Mexico. It's not all bad news for North Dakota. Its grades for the eight counties with air quality monitors was again very good - all "A" marks for ozone and particulate pollution, with the exception of two "B" grades for...

2011-04-27 07:00:00

Though still home of worst air in U.S., State of the Air 2011 report shows positive trends across California, urges everyone to "take action" for cleaner air LOS ANGELES, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association released the State of the Air 2011 today, an annual report on air quality which includes lists of both the cleanest and most polluted areas in the country. While the report indicates that California still has some of the worst air in the nation, it...

2011-04-27 04:00:00

Report Shows Positive Nationwide Trends in Cleanup of Deadly Air Pollution Still, Half the Nation Has Unhealthy Levels of Air Pollution WASHINGTON, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the American Lung Association released its annual report on air quality, State of the Air 2011, which includes lists of the nation's most polluted metropolitan areas. This year's report finds that the majority of American cities most-polluted by ozone (smog) or year-round particle pollution...


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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...

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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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2009-07-06 16:44:13

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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