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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...

2013-11-01 23:23:49

Bay State Tech, LLC changes the solvent replacement "game' with their new product, The Bodyguard, a patented, active barrier and control barrier release agent. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) November 01, 2013 The Bodyguard is a new, green, water based, multi-surface treating, solvent replacement developed to improve the application, handling and clean-up of sticky and quick bonding materials while meeting the EPA’s regulations on volatile organic compound containing release agents. The...

2013-10-11 12:50:38

Harvard-led research shows nitrogen compounds carried on the wind are sufficient to disrupt pristine, protected environments Thirty-eight U.S. national parks are experiencing “accidental fertilization” at or above a critical threshold for ecological damage, according to a study published in the journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics and led by Harvard University researchers. Unless significant controls on ammonia emissions are introduced at a national level, they say, little...

Honey Bees' Ability To Locate Food Masked By Diesel Fumes
2013-10-03 12:53:25

[ Watch the Video: Honeybees Impacted By Diesel Exhaust ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists are currently in search of an explanation for the decline of honeybee populations around the world and a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports has found that diesel exhaust may be playing a role. In the study, researchers from the University of Southampton found that diesel exhaust fumes change the chemical profile of floral aroma molecules, a...


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
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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