Latest Sulfur dioxide Stories
By Les Bowen For the Deseret News Utah's oil and gas producers announced last week that data from an air-quality study in eastern Utah will be available to the public and to government-land managers as early as September.
By Tom Wanamaker, Watertown Daily Times, N.Y. Jul. 13--ALBANY -- Friday's federal appeals court ruling that struck down the Clean Air Interstate Rule has been roundly criticized by the Adirondack Council.
By Debra McCown, Bristol Herald Courier, Va. Jul. 11--ABINGDON, Va. -- While a new coal-fired power plant under construction in Wise County will add another local pollution source, the permitting process for it has spurred emissions reductions at an existing power plant nearby.
By Ryan Schuster, Grand Forks Herald, N.D. Jun. 19--The American Crystal Sugar Co. plant in Hillsboro, N.D., was evacuated, and more than 20 people were taken to local hospitals after a chemical leak at the plant Wednesday.
China failed to rein in two main pollution indicators in the first half of the year as soaring energy use and lax environmental controls thwarted policies to clean foul water and skies, the government said on Wednesday.
BEIJING (Reuters) - Acid rain caused by sulphur dioxide spewed from factories and power plants affected a third of China's vast land mass last year, posing a threat to food safety, Xinhua news agency said citing a parliamentary report.
Ozone levels are falling in 19 Eastern states where smog has been a recurring problem in summer, helping improve air quality for a third of the nation's population, the Environmental Protection Agency says.
Kilauea volcano, one of Hawaii's most popular tourist attractions, is also by far the state's worst air polluter. Researchers now are trying to determine if that also makes it one of the state's biggest health risks.
Washington state's top polluter isn't a pulp mill, a power plant or refinery. It's the newly awakened Mount St. Helens. Since the volcano began erupting in early October, it has been pumping out 50 to 250 tons a day of sulfur dioxide, the lung-stinging gas that causes acid rain and contributes to haze.
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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