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2014-05-05 23:03:17

Ozone pollution across the continental United States will become far more difficult to keep in check as temperatures rise, according to new research led by NCAR.

2014-05-01 23:06:26

Electronic cigarette “vapors” are made of small particles containing chemicals that may cause or worsen acute respiratory diseases, including asthma and bronchitis, among youth, according

2014-04-30 23:04:33

Indoor air pollutants have accumulated over the long winter in homes. Amityville, NY (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 Indoor air has remained stagnant all winter

2014-04-30 08:25:35

15th annual State of the Air 2014 report shows progress; challenges as millions live in areas with unhealthy air LOS ANGELES, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This morning,

2014-04-28 23:11:57

Ship & Shore Clean Tech oxidizer is expected to save $100,000 per year in natural gas usage.

2014-04-24 12:10:08

Burning coal for domestic heating may contribute to early fetal death according to a new study by experts from The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia – the coldest capital city in the world.

acid rain ice cores
2014-04-14 11:18:40

Over four decades ago, acid rain caused by industrial emissions was eradicating fish and dissolving stone monuments in the Eastern US. However, emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide, both of which cause acid rain, dropped significantly after the passing of the Clean Air Act of 1970.

2014-04-08 13:03:16

More public safety education needed to decrease unintentional poisoning during and after heavy storms.

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.

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

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.


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
filiation
  • The relation of a son or daughter to a parent: the correlative of paternity.
  • The establishment of a filial relation, specifically by adoption.
  • In law, the judicial determination of the paternity of a child, especially of a bastard; affiliation.
The word 'filiation' comes from a Latin word meaning 'legal right of a son'.
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