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2010-06-07 10:37:00

RICHMOND, Va., June 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- San Air Technologies Laboratory announced today that it now has the ability to detect "carbon black and soot" in the environment and confirm its presence using electron microscopy that magnifies objects by a factor of up to 100,000 times - a step that goes well beyond conventional scanning technologies. Carbon black and soot are the names insurance companies use to distinguish the dangerous microscopic particles within smoke from fires.

2010-05-28 09:52:00

EDF testifies about how to improve bill that could help meet federal clean air standards NEW YORK, May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Cleaning up heating oil is essential to improving poor air quality in New York City's most crowded neighborhoods," according to testimony today about how to improve a bill (Int.

2010-04-30 10:12:00

COLLEGE PARK, Md., April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Anyone who has ridden behind a truck belching black exhaust knows the smell and discomfort caused by soot, the airborne carbon particles that result from the incomplete combustion of hydrocarbons such as diesel fuel.

2010-04-26 07:04:00

COLLEGE PARK, Md., April 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Anyone who has ridden behind a truck belching black exhaust knows the smell and discomfort caused by soot, the airborne carbon particles that result from the incomplete combustion of hydrocarbons such as diesel fuel.

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2009-12-15 06:55:00

A new modeling study from NASA confirms that when tiny air pollution particles we commonly call soot – also known as black carbon – travel along wind currents from densely populated south Asian cities and accumulate over a climate hotspot called the Tibetan Plateau, the result may be anything but inconsequential.

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2009-12-15 06:45:00

Black soot deposited on Tibetan glaciers has contributed significantly to the retreat of the world's largest non-polar ice masses.

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2009-12-07 07:48:45

Just three months after the Euro 5 Norm for exhaust emissions went into force for all new car models, researchers at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) have demonstrated an engine that is already close to meeting the more stringent Euro 6 emissions standard.

2009-12-01 10:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- After a careful evaluation, Volkswagen (Ticker:VOWG) has become the first German automaker to join the esteemed Model Fuels Consortium II (MFC-II).

2009-08-13 09:37:00

LUTHERVILLE, Md., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alkane, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ALKN) announced today the launch of the company's newest product offering, Monster Diesel(TM) for Home Heating Oil.

2009-06-29 16:37:33

Particulate pollution thought to be holding climate change in check by reflecting sunlight instead enhances warming when combined with airborne soot, a new study has found.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.