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2014-04-08 10:54:33

Laboratory chamber walls have been stealing vapors, causing researchers to underestimate the formation of secondary organic aerosol in the atmosphere. A study published April 7 in PNAS Online Early Edition describes how a team of scientists, including researchers from the University of California, Davis, showed that vapor losses to the walls of laboratory chambers can suppress the formation of secondary organic aerosol, which in turn has contributed to the underprediction of SOA in climate...

Toxic Emissions From Crib Matresses May Be Harming Infants
2014-04-02 13:39:24

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology has revealed that parents may be unknowingly exposing their infant children to toxic chemicals being emitted from the foam padding in crib mattresses. Conducted by a team of researchers from Texas and Finland, the new study said crib mattresses release noteworthy amounts of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), potentially unsafe chemicals also found in household...

2014-03-24 23:23:14

In response to the demand for a more economical low VOC mastic remover, Grayling has developed Control CCV-Low. Alpharetta, GA (PRWEB) March 24, 2014 Since the California Air Resources Board (CARB) first introduced regulations to address volatile organic compounds, or VOC’s, in 1991, several other states have followed suit in regulating solvent-based products, like mastic removers that are used on asbestos abatement projects. VOCs have been found to be a major contributing factor to...

2014-03-20 08:23:44

DUBLIN, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7l9jsj/mesitylene_cas) has announced the addition of the "Mesitylene (CAS 108-67-8) Market Research Report" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7l9jsj/mesitylene_cas ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Mesitylene (CAS 108-67-8) Market Research Report presents comprehensive data on mesitylene markets...

France Offers Free Public Transportation Due To Worst Air Pollution In Years
2014-03-15 07:18:59

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online With most of the country suffering from what is being called the worst air pollution since 2007, several cities in France are making buses, trains and other forms public transportation available free of charge this weekend. According to The Telegraph’s Henry Samuel, Paris, Caen, Grenoble, Reims and Rouen are among the cities that will be waiving public transportation fees over the next few days. The move is being described as an...

2014-02-21 23:02:56

Westin Baltimore Washington Airport - Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning, Class Action Lawsuit filed. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) February 21, 2014 The law firm of DISCEPOLO LLP has filed a Class Action Lawsuit alleging negligence against the Westin Baltimore Washington Airport - BWI Hotel on behalf of the injured guests who suffered carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning during the Valentine’s Weekend (2/15/14-2/16/14). The Class Action is McKisset, et al. v. Brentwood BWI One LLC, filed in the Circuit...

2014-01-29 13:23:33

Air pollution in China has exhibited noticeable changes over the past 30 years, shifting from point-source pollution (around factories and industrial plants) in the 1980s to urban pollution in the 1990s. Since the start of this century, air pollution has become increasingly regional and more complex. Recent research has indicated that the cooperative transition of SO2 and NOx into secondary aerosols (sulfate and nitrate) played a critical role in the haze pollution episode in China in January...

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...

2014-01-09 23:21:24

FuelMaxx Inc introduces The EPEC (Electron Proton Energy Cell) Advanced Nanotechnology to increase Fuel Efficiency in Heavy Duty over the road trucks by more than 20%. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) January 09, 2014 The EPEC (Electron Proton Energy Cell) technology is based on a process where a minimal amount of micro oxy-hydrogen gas and plasma (also known as ionized air) is added to the combustion process. This directly improves the air fuel mixture, and increases the flame speed and combustion...

2014-01-06 12:22:50

ROYAL OAK, Mich., Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Following last weekend's heavy snowfall across much of Michigan, Consumers Energy is asking customers to keep safety in mind by making sure their gas furnace fresh air intake pipes and gas/electric meters are free of snow and ice. "With the large amount of snow that fell over the past two days, we have received numerous no-heat calls from customers, particularly those who live in mobile homes where chimneys are located on top of flat roofs. Snow...


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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Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.