Latest Soot Stories

2009-01-23 13:35:32

Swedish and Indian researchers constrain the sources of climate- and health-afflicting soot pollution over South Asia.

2009-01-12 11:00:00

Soot from pollution causes winter snowpacks to warm, shrink and warm some more. This continuous cycle sends snowmelt streaming down mountains as much as a month early, a new study finds.

2008-08-03 12:00:04

NEW YORK (AP) -- A 12-year-old girl just wanted to show her cousin the view from her family's Manhattan rooftop. Instead, she fell into a chimney and plummeted down the flue for 14 stories, emerging nearly unscathed to tell her story after landing in a pile of furnace soot.

2008-07-19 00:00:37

Poor air quality will continue in the Pittsburgh area this weekend, with especially polluted air forecast for the Mon Valley, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced today.

2008-07-10 07:50:00

Tugboats puff out more soot for the amount of fuel used than other commercial vessels, and large cargo ships emit more than twice as much soot as previously estimated, according to the first extensive study of commercial vessel soot emissions.

2008-06-25 18:03:07

By Denis Cuff, Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, Calif. Jun. 25--Bay Area residents can expect more polluted air, gray skies and spectacular sunsets this week from a series of wildfires that have made the air unhealthy to breath in some places and spurred a regionwide health advisory.

2008-06-25 09:03:32

By Maddalena Jackson, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Jun. 25--As the Sacramento area settled into what promises to be a week of hazy air, more attention was being paid to what that could mean in terms of health.

2007-04-11 11:05:50

NASA scientists have discovered evidence that a mysterious red glow, seen throughout the Milky Way and other galaxies but never on Earth, radiates from extremely fine dust clusters that cause the glow by combining molecular forces that oppose each other.

2005-03-29 13:26:05

Soot is normally something you think of at the bottom of your chimney, but it also gets into the air, and scientists have been finding it at the frozen Arctic.

2005-03-03 13:31:04

The major source of potentially climate-changing soot in the air over south Asia is home cooking fires, according to a team of Indian and American researchers.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.