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Doctors Ask Utah Governor For Salt Lake City Health Emergency
2013-01-24 19:22:44

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online There should be no climate change skeptics left in Salt Lake City, as doctors in the area are asking Utah leaders to declare a public health emergency due to winter smog. A cloud of air pollution is sitting atop Salt Lake City, causing those who are pregnant or suffer from asthma to stay indoors. Doctors are urging leaders to take steps in trying to reduce the smog, such as dropping freeway speeds limits and making mass...

2013-01-07 05:00:58

KWJ Engineering´s new CO card uses advanced printed gas sensors to enable a high performance handheld safety monitor that works with your cell phone. Newark, CA (PRWEB) January 06, 2013 KWJ Engineering´s new CO card uses advanced printed gas sensors to enable a high performance handheld safety monitor that works with your cell phone. The CO Card is a thin, portable, high-performance Carbon Monoxide monitor that has a touch screen interface, WiFi connectivity, and user programmable...

Ice Cores From Greenland Show Atmospheric Acidity
2012-12-08 07:12:48

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of Washington (UW) have linked decreasing levels of a nitrogen isotope in Greenland ice sheet samples to increased acidity levels in the atmosphere. Previously, the decrease in levels of the isotope nitrogen-15 had been linked to a correlating increase in nitrates linked with the burning of fossil fuels, the university explained in a December 7 report. However, the new research suggests sulfur...

2012-12-05 14:39:02

A new study published in BJS has demonstrated for the first time that a simple breath analysis could be used for colorectal cancer screening. The study is part of the "Improving Outcomes in Gastrointestinal Cancer" supplement. Cancer tissue has different metabolism compared to normal healthy cells and produces some substances which can be detected in the breath of these patients. Analysis of the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) linked to cancer is a new frontier in cancer screening....


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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
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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