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

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.

NASA Study Finds Connection Between Population And Pollution
2013-08-20 14:33:41

While previous research has linked employment or innovation statistics to urban population density, a new study from NASA scientists has made a connection between pollution and the number of people living in a city.

2013-07-18 23:27:02

“Keeping It Clean: Our Air, Our Health” addressed ground-level ozone, public health and economic development. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) July 18, 2013

Air Pollution Takes Two Million Lives Each Year
2013-07-12 12:35:01

According to a study published in the journal Environmental Research Letters, over two million people die every year as a result of air pollution.

2013-07-09 23:01:13

Mission Verde Alliance in conjunction with San Antonio Clean Technology Forum will host the “Keeping It Clean: Our Air, Our Health” forum at Rackspace’s global headquarters, where the public

2013-07-09 11:39:47

A high level of air pollution, in the form of particulates produced by burning coal, significantly shortens the lives of people exposed to it.

High Nitrogen Dioxide Levels From Three Large Fires In Arizona
2013-07-02 17:24:56

This June 29, 2013 image from the OMI, or Ozone Monitoring Instrument aboard NASA's Aura satellite shows nitrogen dioxide (NO2) levels in Arizona pertaining to three large fires.


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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palinode
  • A poem in which the author retracts something said in an earlier poem.
The word 'palinode' comes from Greek roots meaning 'again' and 'song'.
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