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2011-04-19 10:00:00

The harmful effects of ozone that exist at low levels in the earth’s atmosphere can be reduced when charging is done at night for electric vehicles, a new study has found.

2011-04-11 22:24:48

Recent radical changes in air quality regulations in Delhi, India, have had a substantial positive effect on the health of city residents.

2011-04-07 14:28:45

If mice commuted, their brains might find it progressively harder to navigate the maze of Los Angeles freeways.

2011-04-06 12:00:00

New Analysis Shows Over $50 Billion in Asthma Costs, Tens of Millions of Cases, Including 7 Million Children; Data Provided For All 50 States, With Focus on IL, MA, ME, MI, MN, MT, NH, OH, PA and WI. WASHINGTON, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a major first-ever report analyzing detailed asthma incidence and cost data, Health Care Without Harm (HCWH), the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments (ANHE) and the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) conclude that the...

2011-03-17 00:10:02

A promising new approach for checking the accuracy of measurements of hazardous indoor air pollutants may soon be ready for prime time, report researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Virginia Tech.

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2011-03-09 12:47:44

Wyoming is looking more like Los Angeles because of the recent boom in natural gas drilling.

2011-02-22 15:44:01

Differences in air pressure over the North Atlantic have meant that the last two winters in Gothenburg, Sweden, have been extremely cold.

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2011-02-22 06:00:00

An independent assessment of air pollution in China by the US embassy showed that the thick smog covering Beijing went “beyond” measurable levels on Monday, as a Chinese official warned its citizens to avoid outdoor activities.

2011-02-16 11:15:00

Voters trust EPA to protect public health, oppose Congressional interference WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just one day before the U.S. House of Representatives votes on a bill that would severely impact the U.S.

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2011-01-29 08:45:00

Scientists have developed electronic 'noses' in order to help assist in search and rescue.


Latest Smog 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...

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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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